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Facilities Planner / Principal Facilities Planner

Requisition ID: R10065227

  • Category IconCategory: Facilities/Real Estate
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

Northrop Grumman's Aeronautics Systems Sector is looking for a Facilities Planner to support our Rancho Bernando, CA location.

Directs and manages all phases of equipment and machinery maintenance, facilities modification and building projects from establishment of design concepts through design and implementation. Ensures project requirements are defined, contract and contract changes are negotiated, operating budgets established, and financial terms/conditions of contract are identified. Acts as primary contact for facilities, and equipment and machinery maintenance, project activities. Identifies problems and develops solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing project scope. May coordinate the work of employees assigned to the project.

Performs repairs and maintenance in plant or office facilities, or on machines and equipment. Typically performs work in one or more of the maintenance trades: carpentry, plumbing, painting, machine and equipment repair, electrical, sheet metal fabrication, and welding. Conducts routine, periodic, or special inspections to determine repair and maintenance work necessary to prevent breakdowns of facilities, machinery, and equipment. Uses hand and power tools. Tests, inspects, troubleshoots, and repairs machines and equipment. Uses blueprints, sketches, layouts, wiring diagrams, drawings, and specifications

Interprets federal and state laws, regulations, and orders as they apply to environmental practices. Implements policies and procedures to ensure that these practices are in compliance with the appropriate statutes and regulations, and that reporting requirements are met. Ensures that inspections are conducted, corrective actions are completed on time, and all necessary documentation is kept. Investigates and resolves compliance problems, questions, or complaints received from within the company, customers, government regulatory agencies, etc. Develops and implements programs designed to increase employee awareness and knowledge of compliance policies. Audits and evaluates current policies, procedures, and documentation for compliance with government laws and regulations. Does not litigate.

Typical work shift is first shift with an early start time, preferred start time 5am, but will require on-call availability.

This position may be filled at a level 2 or 3 based on the qualifications outlined below.

Basic Qualifications:

Facilities Planner

  • Bachelor's Degree with 3 years of experience; OR an Associate's Degree with 5 years of experience; OR 7 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Experience in Microsoft Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Project, etc.)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance, and the ability to obtain special program access
  • Candidates must have a strong background in one of the three main areas identified above and a willingness to gain in depth knowledge in all other facets of the position
  • Job will require hands on investigation, troubleshooting, and repairs as well as coordinating, escorting, assisting, directing, and evaluating vendors
  • Must have an understanding of safety requirements for working at heights, working with power tools, lockout/tagout, and other risk mitigation

Principal Facilities Planner

  • Bachelor's Degree with 6 years of experience; OR an Associate's Degree with 8 years of experience; OR 10 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Experience in Microsoft Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Project, etc.)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance, and the ability to obtain special program access
  • Candidates must have a strong background in one of the three main areas identified above and a willingness to gain in depth knowledge in all other facets of the position
  • Job will require hands on investigation, troubleshooting, and repairs as well as coordinating, escorting, assisting, directing, and evaluating vendors
  • Must have an understanding of safety requirements for working at heights, working with power tools, lockout/tagout, and other risk mitigation.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Security Clearance
  • Maintenance experience
  • Facilities planning, project management, scheduling and coordinating experience
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment
  • Experience and success interacting successfully with customers and building facility vendors as candidate will very often serve as facility liaison with vendors.
  • Certified tradesman (Electrician, HVAC, Fire Protection, Plumber, Welder, etc.), experience in multiple fields is beneficial
  • Crane operations and rigging experience

What We Offer:

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!


Salary Range: $68,100 USD - $102,100 USD
Salary Range 2: $83,800 USD - $125,800 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.