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Manager 3, Manufacturing Automation Engineering and Digital Transformation

Requisition ID: R10088639

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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: 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 Mission Systems Manufacturing is seeking a Manager 3, Manufacturing Automation Engineering and Digital Transformation to join the Leadership Team. The Automation Engineering and Digital Transformation Manager will be responsible for shaping and executing the automation and digital transformation strategy for Manufacturing and Operations within the AMS Business Division, the Baltimore Campus, and the Mission Systems sector – achieving industrial and data automations that advance operational efficiency for the organization.

The position requires leadership of a technical team of approximately 18 total engineers that are responsible for:

  • Defining the system integrations and tools required to advance modeling, simulation, data and equipment connectivity at scale; including establishing the Manufacturing and Operations requirements and evaluating the solutions developed

  • Advancing simulation tool implementation and standardizing processes that enable utilization of simulation for Manufacturing and Operations

  • Developing and applying design for automation standards

  • Establishing standard industrial automation applications, platforms and tools

  • Implementing industrial automation and connectivity solutions for a defined business value

  • Supporting and optimizing automated processes in the factory

The Automation Engineering and Digital Transformation Manager responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the tasks outlined below:

  • Lead the manufacturing business interface between Manufacturing Operations, Functional Organizations (Engineering, Business Divisions), and development programs (Mission PLM, Mission Connectivity and Manufacturing Execution System, Digital Transformation Office) to develop, align and execute the Automation and Digital Transformation strategy; lead the process from requirements and prioritization, to capability development and integration, through deployment and implementation including user acceptance testing, onboarding and adoption where applicable

  • Establish the pipeline of automation and connectivity capabilities and processes required by the business; ensure business value and priority development align to leadership and strategic expectations; will require assessing requirements across multiple manufacturing sites, functional and process areas; customer satisfaction measured via effective implementation of the business objectives

  • Lead, stand up and coordinate capability and pilot demonstrations that advance tools for Automation, PLM, Digital Twin/Simulation and Equipment and Data connectivity; ensure coordination between operations end users, vendors, strategic consultants and enterprise functional organizations

  • Provide subject matter expertise, including any qualified suppliers, and lead the manufacturing and operations business process owners to align capability development with business objectives and strategy. Expertise in domains that include: Electromechanical assembly, Surface Mount Technology, Machine Fabrication, Microelectronics and PCB Fabrication processes; Automation solution development and implementation; System architecture, integration, scaling and sustainment

  • Lead the management and communication of project objectives to ensure successful technical and financial execution; work with leadership to identify objectives and to acquire funding; develop key suppliers that enable project execution 

  • Maintain team affordability and advance team effectiveness; ensure team resources and skills are in place to meet both technical and financial objectives; promote career development and employee engagement; assess employee performance

  • Brief Sector Operations, Business Division and Enterprise Leadership on strategy and projects, automation objectives and digital transformation concepts

The Manager of Automation Engineering and Digital Transformation must perform in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high visibility operation; work well in a team environment; and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. They must have a passion for people, innovation, and excellence and the ability to effectively collaborate with multiple disciplines to solve complex issues.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 9 years of relevant professional experience (7 years with a Master's degree) 

  • Experience implementing integrated capabilities for industrial and data automations

  • Demonstrated intermediate experience with project management and communication including associated tools and methods

  • Must have fluency in MS Office software applications

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret level security clearance is required. US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field 

  • Experience with the deployment and integration of enterprise tools and applications

  • Experience with industrial automation and controls implementation and support 

  • Experience in a leadership position managing people and projects

  • Experience with Siemens PLM and Tool Suite - TeamCenter, NX, Tecnomatix, Mentor and Valor 

  • Experience with ISA-95 framework

  • Experience with factory data connectivity and Manufacturing Execution Systems

  • Experience as a Business Owner or Business Process Owner with Agile processes specifically Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

  • Six Sigma Black belt/Green belt certification from an accredited program


Salary Range: $168,100 USD - $252,100 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.