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Manager Production 1

Requisition ID: R10020815

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Rocket Center, West Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Role description & Responsibilities:

  • Provides direction and motivates employees on a project basis to employees in a single facility, guided by established practices and precedents.
  • Ability to provide and interpret written and verbal instructions
  • Interprets, executes, and recommends modifications to practices that affect his or her direct reports.
  • Frequently performs ongoing tasks of the department.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Provides technical support to engineering staff in the operation and maintenance (routine and non-routine) of automated assembly and metal parts manufacturing equipment.
  • Works directly with engineering in running, maintaining, troubleshooting automated assembly and metal parts manufacturing equipment.
  • Ensures a safe working environment is maintained at all times.
  • Reviews results for timeliness, quality, and cost effectiveness to accomplish departmental goals.
  • Executes manpower forecasts.
  • Interacts frequently with direct reports and managers concerning operations or scheduling of specific phases of projects.
  • Schedules work based off of plant priorities, leads and trains direct reports, and controls processes on a scheduled basis within cost parameters while maintaining positive working relationships.
  • Administers and complies with the union contract, trains new employees and new processes obtained for the department.
  • Provides sound judgment and ensures overall quality and efficiency of the department.

Experience Requirements:  

  • High School Diploma/GED with a minimum of 10 years of experience OR a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field with 6 years of experience.
  • Demonstrated hands-on mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge and experience with SPC techniques
  • Minimum of 7 years CNC\ MANUAL machining experience   
  • Experience with Lean manufacturing techniques
  • Availability and willingness to work a variety of shifts, as needed, which may include 2nd or 3rd shift
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a pre-requisite
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and MS Office
  • Ability to forecast and schedule the shop by taking incoming work orders and prioritizing them by machine and available manpower.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Northrop Grumman Corporation is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D


Salary Range: $77,600 USD - $116,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.