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Manager Industrial Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10109153

  • 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: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager Industrial Engineering 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Aerospace Structures Business Unit. 

This leadership role is located in Clearfield, Utah, with expected travel up to 25%.


Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Working side by side with Operations Directors/VPs/Customers by developing tools to help them achieve all business targets.
  • Management of the Commercial Industrial Engineering department at geographically diverse Utah-based manufacturing sites.
  • Sourcing key engineering and technical talent to ensure success of the Business Unit goals.
  • Oversight of the team accountable for integration and utilization of common facilities, capacity analysis, integration of resources and implementation of improvement initiatives across the Business Unit
  • Working in concert with other functional homerooms and shared service organizations to coordinate, direct, and support the continuous improvement of people, products, processes, systems and services.
  • Oversight of projects and tasks assigned to the cross-functional ASBU organization and providing direction to ensure quality, schedule and cost are achieved.
  • Providing direct supervision and management of employees from technical, manufacturing, and administrative areas to ensure business targets are met.
  • Creating long range planning & strategies for the operations team (e.g.: staffing forecasting, rate change planning, execution strategy of new initiatives, pull ahead strategies, line balancing assessments, EAC / Budget forecasting)
  • Partnering with site leadership to develop executive planning and strategic vision that help achieve sector goals & objectives.


As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of related professional/military experience in industrial engineering and a high production environment, OR a Master’s degree and 7 years of related professional/military experience in industrial engineering and a high production environment, OR an additional 4 years of related professional/military experience in industrial engineering and high rate production environment may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • A minimum of 4 years of leadership experience with direct reports
  • Experience leading Continuous Improvement and/or Lean initiatives resulting in cost savings/cost avoidance greater than $5M (results can be calculated in schedule avoidance)
  • Proven project and leadership experience.
  • Earned Value Management and EAC experience.
  • Experience implementing and deploying Shop Floor Control (SFC) systems for various lifecycles of manufacturing products
  • Proficient in Costpoint, SAP or another ERP/MRP system, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analytics
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD secret security clearance and Special Program Access (PAR) within a reasonable period of time as determined by the company to meet its business need 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment
  • Experience in piece-parts assembly
  • Experience as a Master Production Scheduler, accountable for developing Shop Operating Plans (SOPs)
  • Demonstrated work experience leading and building diverse teams in fast-paced, quality-centric environments
  • Bachelor of Science Degree with 8 years of experience in Industrial Engineering in aerospace high production environments
  • Experience with multiple program environments utilizing common infrastructure and facilities
  • Proven experience in composite lay-up and cure processes, testing, machining methods, precision bonding and assembly processes
  • Experience and expertise with SFC systems and MES/SAP environments within aerospace for both fabrication and final assembly
  • Experience with Project Management and the execution of large scale, integrated projects across multiple functions and organizations
  • Experience working on a DoD/PAR Manufacturing program

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: $105,600 USD - $158,400 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.