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Manager, Electronics Engineering 1

Requisition ID: R10091626

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 2

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.

This position entails the management and leadership for a team of Manufacturing Engineers, including Process and Test Engineers, in a dynamic and growing environment, to develop and maintain manufacturing capability used in the production of airborne, military-grade or space-grade Radio Frequency (RF) Transmitters, Microwave Power Modules (MPMs) and Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs). The leader will oversee and guide Process Engineers in developing and maintaining manual assembly processes involving the processing and joining of precision ceramic and metal components via braze and adhesive joints. The leader will oversee and guide the Test Engineers in developing and maintaining wideband RF test hardware and software.  The entire Manufacturing Engineering team will support continuous process improvement through analysis of defects and cost drivers, fault isolation and corrective action.  This leader will foster a trusting and collaborative environment enabling the team to maximize its effectiveness. Additional responsibilities include multi-year strategic planning, proposal development, project management, cost account management and capital project planning and execution. 

Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience; or MS degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related degree with a minimum 3years relevant experience. 

- This individual will have very strong leadership skills with the ability to be assertive while respectful and to collaborate skillfully across functional organizations

- This individual will be able to thrive in a dynamic and demanding environment

- This individual will be an extremely effective written and verbal communicator with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and individual contributors

- This individual will have relevant experience in manufacturing or design.

- This individual will be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Project, Word and Power Point

- This individual will be a United States citizen with the ability to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.

- This individual will have the ability to read and understand product drawings and specifications

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience in the electronics manufacturing with specific focus in manufacturing process or test engineering for military grade hardware

- Demonstrated experience in design and development of Radio Frequency test equipment

- Training and certification in Lean Manufacturing concepts and tools 

- Experience with SAP ERP software

- Expertise in a Manufacturing environment, with demonstrated experience running a work cell, engineering group, or technical projects.

- Working knowledge of product flow (development through production)

- Success in leading and developing people

- Active DoD Security Clearance

- Experience in the use and application of National Instruments LabVIEW programming environment

- Experience in the use and application of National Instruments LabWindows/CVI programming environment


Salary Range: $117,600 USD - $176,400 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

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.

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.