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Commodity Engineering Manager – Mechanical / Mechanisms

Requisition ID: R10078895

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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 Space Systems has an opening for an Engineering Manager, 3 to join our Commodity Engineering Team within the Global Supply Chain organization of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

The Commodity Engineering Team (CET) is the link between design and acquisition, responsible for supply base technical management of Program hardware needs. This highly visible position requires a motivated self-starter with a design and manufacturing background in Space Mechanical and Mechanisms hardware and assembly processes and knowledge components such as: Machined Parts, Composites, Raw Materials, Motors, Bearings, Resolvers, Harmonic Drives or Mechanical assemblies and associated materials and processes. Candidate will possess highly developed interpersonal skills, have a personal drive to exceed and be capable of working with and managing several small, high performing Commodity teams supporting all Strategic Space System programs.  The teams proactively address productibility, resolve supplier technical and production challenges in alignment with Program, Engineering and Global Supply Chain requirements.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Manage the day-to-day operation of the organization including staffing, balancing employee assignments, employee development and mentoring, and ensuring proper charging practices

  • Create a positive work environment to foster innovation and development necessary to recruit and retain top talent

  • Interpret higher-level guidance for implementation within the organization and ensure appropriate and effective team relationships/interactions with customer, programs, and external organizations

  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise to guide team members and customers to resolve supplier technical questions and issues

  • Provide support to engineering and production teams to ensure productibility and affordability of design and manufacturing systems

  • Provide leadership to drive affordability at all levels of the organization; implement difficult changes that satisfy customer desire for more efficient and timely support

  • Develop and execute effective strategy for capture of follow-on business and seize opportunities for growth

  • Ensure compliance with customer and company standards and policies

  • Travel up to 25%

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors of Science degree with 14 years of relevant experience in an engineering or manufacturing role; 12 years with a Masters' degree; 9 years with a PhD

  • Experience leading small technical teams toward successful product delivery

  • Experience formulating technical solutions to address Mechanical and Mechanism hardware, assemblies and associated manufacturing process issues

  • Experience with design and/or manufacturing of mechanical details and composite assemblies

  • Experience using SAP and Windows software packages

  • Ability to obtain/maintain a DoD secret clearance and SCI access

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in an engineering or technical discipline preferred

  • Proficient with requirements and verification processes

  • Experience with cost estimation and proposals

  • Knowledge of FAR & DFAR requirements

  • Active DOD Top Secret clearance with SCI access


Salary Range: $155,400 USD - $233,200 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.