Manager Manufacturing Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10022292

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Sunnyvale - CA, 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: 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 Marine Systems (NGMS) is seeking a Manager of Manufacturing Engineering for our Sunnyvale, CA campus.

What You'll Get To Do:

The Manufacturing Engineering Manager will manage the Manufacturing Engineering team responsible for supporting Propulsion and Power Generation machinery product lines through all processes related to final system assembly, machinery to test stand integration, final acceptance testing, and test facility system design, operation and maintenance.  The group will be responsible for providing production support, such as defining Manufacturing Instructions for routings, optimizing sequence of operations, identifying continuous improvement opportunities to improve efficiency, implementing process or equipment changes, tooling and shop aid needs to improve throughput, and processing material discrepancies.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Lead the team to monitor and improve manufacturing processes, increase efficiency, reduce product cost and improve yields on all products.
  • Exhibit competent knowledge of all processes on the floor and providing technical oversight of direct reports work.
  • Interface with Process Area Managers (PAM’s), Operations Program Managers (OPM’s) and Programs on a daily basis to understand technical issues and where we need to focus efforts in supporting production.
  • Administer and oversee technical program/project execution by managing scope, tasks/schedules/cost projections for all projects.
  • Support career development, employee engagement, time approval, staffing, yearly reviews and all other related activities for team members.
  • Provide guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques.
  • Oversee and help coordinate process improvement activities that reduce cycle time and increase throughput.
  • Act as main process area interface when investigating, identifying and resolving discrepancies and performance issues when necessary.  Understand impacts to production and coordinate providing alternate processing recommendations.
  • Support the identification of and improvement for product and process specific safety issues.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree with 9+ years of experience; Master's with 7+years of experience; PhD with 4+ years of experience.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Exposure to machining, welding and assembly processes.
  • 2+ years of technical project management.
  • 2+ years of experience managing a team of 8+ members (direct or matrixed reports).
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance (US Citizenship).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in STEM discipline.
  • Experience with the development of machining processes for large rotational elements, gearing and stationary components.
  • Working knowledge of multi-axis machining center operation using conventional machining methods of metallic components (Milling, Turning, Boring, Hobbing, Grinding).
  • Exposure to advanced cutting tool technology for improving metal removal and tool life management.
  • Experience in CAD/CAM applications: Modeling complex assemblies and tools; Generating Tool Paths; Implementing efficient and cost-effective solutions to machining of complex parts of various geometric dimensions requiring adherence to tight tolerances; Feature based machining, hole making and part family programming; On-machine probing; CMM equipment and processes.
  • Experience in facilities and capital planning, resource and capacity planning and control account management practices.
  • Familiarity with the capabilities and constraints of common assembly practices.
  • Knowledge of Military, SAE, ASTM and AGMA specifications.
  • Ability to obtain Secret Clearance Classification.Recommended: Knowledge of special processing operations such as Heat Treating, Non-Destructive Testing, Shot Peening, Coating, and Plating.


Salary Range: 118600 - 178000

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.