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Product Value Stream Analysis Leader, Benches & Telescopes – Space Components

Requisition ID: R10066990

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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.

 The Space Components Business Unit is seeking a Product Value Stream Analysis Leader to join our team. Northrop Grumman Space Components Business Unit designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include satellites and associated space components and services; launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; and advanced aerospace structures.

This position is located in either San Diego, CA or Magna, Utah. The Product Value Stream Analysis Leader for Benches & Telescopes will provide both programmatic and technical Analysis leadership to the Structures Operating Unit (OU) and will have responsibility for quality, technical execution, schedule, and cost. The role will lead a product value stream analysis team and work closely with program leadership, the manufacturing and testing teams, technical leaders, and functional subject matter experts within the Space Components Business unit. This position is expected to routinely perform analysis tasks in support of programs in conjunction with leadership roles and responsibilities. The product value stream analysis leader will report to the Analysis functional manager.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in analysis engineering and strong experience leading analysis activities.

Leadership Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Analysis authority for value stream - Subject matter expert on composite analysis, material properties and allowables, dynamic analysis, static analysis, etc.

  • Manage resources in collaboration with analysis functional manager - Escalation, assignments, employee reviews employee development, DLY management, hiring, recruiting, and verification of work completeness and accuracy

  • Own program performance - SQDEC daily management. Escalation of technical, schedule, and financial issues. Lead and/or support peer reviews at product level. Track first pass yield (FPY) and on time delivery (OTD) for analysis value stream

  • Program execution and support of program requirements - Ensure technical compliance. Manage risk assessment and management across programs in value stream. Identify needs for allowables development. Ensure static/dynamic test plans are properly coordinated with tool design group. BOE’s and assumptions in support of proposals

  • Standardize, and improve, analysis processes within value stream - focus value stream lessons learned, best practices, and continuous improvement implementations.

Competencies:

  • Customer Focus - Building strong internal and external customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions

  • Decision Quality - Making risk conscience good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward

  • Optimizes Work Processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement

  • Ensures accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments

  • Builds effective teams - Building strong teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals. Strong communication skills.

  • Drives engagement - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives

  • Demonstrates self-awareness - Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses

  • Ensures accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments

  • Builds effective teams - Building strong teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals. Strong communication skills.

  • Drives engagement - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives

  • Demonstrates self-awareness - Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses

  • Instills trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honest, integrity, and authenticity

Detailed Analysis Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assess structural integrity of metallic and composite structures using traditional closed form solutions, as well as finite element analysis (FEA)

  • Interact with design and development teams (teams include specialists in Design, Quality, Materials, Manufacturing) to create and verify creative design solutions that meet all requirements (technical, cost, schedule)

  • Generate Finite Element Models and perform FEA for normal modes, linear static stress, dynamic response/stress, thermo-elastic distortion, and hygroscopic distortion

  • Support development of flight hardware from preliminary through detailed design, drawing release, manufacturing, integration, verification testing, and transportation

  • Plan and oversee material characterization tests of various materials used in the design of composite structures

  • Reduce material characterization test data into analysis input properties and material capability properties

  • Prepare and make presentations summarizing structural assessment results for internal review boards and external customer design reviews

  • Assist in assessment and disposition of discrepant hardware and hardware anomalies

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering with 9 years working in an engineering environment with a minimum of 5 years in the structural analysis field

  • Demonstrated leadership experience of an engineering team on structural analysis efforts is required

  • Proficiency in space and aerospace structural analysis of composites structures, including: bonded joints, sandwich panels and metals is required

  • Aerospace experience with product definition (specifications, SOW's, drawings) and design and verification processes is required.

  • Proficiency in finite element analysis, composite laminate theory, and dynamic analysis is required.

  • Demonstrated experience with composite materials manufacturing processes and applications for extreme environments is require

  • End item test analysis and support experience including: static load testing, dynamic testing (sine, sine burst, random, acoustic, modal) and thermal exposure (thermal cycling and thermal vacuum) testing is required.

  • Demonstrated experience in constitutive model development and implementation is required

  • Proficiency in Femap, NASTRAN, Altair Hyperworks, and ESI VA One

  • Must be a US citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering or MBA with minimum of 7 years of experience in Engineering

  • Ability to receive a security clearance

  • A broad understanding of engineering, manufacturing, cost and schedule execution, scope management, and risk management is preferred

  • Must be a self-starter and possess strong interpersonal, and leadership skills with the ability to work independently or as part of a team

  • Must have the ability to prioritize and manage time effective

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are preferred

Additional Requirements:

ITAR Requirements: To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Northrop Grumman is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products and your ideas into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!


Salary Range: $121,372 USD - $210,804 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.