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Manufacturing Engineering Manager 1

Requisition ID: R10088103

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Clearfield, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Any (United States of America)
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manufacturing Engineering Manager 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  

This position is located at our Clearfield, Utah facility.  

The selected candidate will lead a team of manufacturing engineers and production planners supporting non-recurring engineering planning for aircraft manufacturing (composite layup, cure, machining, assembly, metallic assembly, and subsystems).   This position will fill multiple manager positions including:

  • B Shift ME Manager (Manage night shift engineers that work Monday - Thursday on a 4/10 schedule)
  • C Shift ME Manager (Manage day shift and night shift engineers that work Friday - Sunday on a 3/12 schedule)


  • Manage a team of engineers and production planners that will support ME functions including, but not limited to: work instruction creation and maintenance, shop floor support, RCCA plan development, NRE tasks, process improvements and development,
  • Provide guidance to the team regarding business processes, best practices, and output metrics for work instructions and associated documentation
  • Drive timely and clearly communicated decisions and recommendations
  • Interface with supporting departments to ensure program needs are met for non-recurring engineering deliveries
  • Identify process improvements, captures feedback from Operations, and incorporates into the planning process

The selected candidate should steadfastly push self and others to achieve program goals, feel comfortable providing customer overviews and presentations, and be an advocate for a safe and professional work environment.  Candidate must be able to effectively communicate in diverse circumstances with the ability to anticipate roadblocks, as well as, be comfortable in an environment that provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments to key talent in the organization

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
  • 5 years of experience in aerospace or aviation manufacturing. Note: An additional 2 years of relevant manufacturing work experience may be considered for a non-STEM degree
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Ability to obtain a Special Program access prior to commencement of employment


Preferred Qualifications

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Prior experience leading or managing engineers or production planners
  • Experience with aircraft composites layup, cure curing, trim, assembly, or subsystems processes
  • Understanding of configuration management best practices
  • Prior experience writing manufacturing planning in an aerospace environment
  • Strong experience with aerospace business systems (SAP, CostPoint, Teamcenter, MRP software, ERP software)
  • Experience in leadership of teams in resolving complex technical issues
  • Experience in NX 11 or higher 
  • Preference will be given to applicants already possessing a SAP clearance 

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: $87,900 USD - $131,900 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.