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Production Area Section Manager (Manager 2)

Requisition ID: R10099998

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • 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: 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Strategic Space Systems (SSSD) is seeking a qualified Production Area Section Manager (Manager 2) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) organization with the Module Assembly and Test Department. This position will be located in Manhattan Beach, CA.

The MA&T department handles all operations from kitting through final screens of complex microelectronic modules.  Processes include component attach using conductive/non-conductive epoxy, wire and ribbon bonding, eutectic mount, laser sealing, seam sealing, RF & DC Tune & Test, and MIL-STD-883 screens. 

The Production Area Section Manager is responsible for in-person direct supervision of Front-Line Managers, assembly technicians in our Automated Assembly Line processes, and support the manufacturing needs in the Module Assembly and Test Department in Manhattan Beach.  The Production Area Section Manager will be the main point of contact for managing assembly needs for MA&T Program managers and external customers.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Train, mentor, and motivate FLMs and technicians.

  • Lab POC for investigating, identifying, and resolving lab issues and understanding impact to production.

  • Ensure training and certifications are current for lab employees (ensure no single point failures by maintaining proficiency cross training between areas). Assist Department Manager and Process owners on the Point of Operation (POO) training for production area access.

  • Review LRAP (Labor Resource and Planning) and program requirements to ensure adequate resources (personnel, equipment, and consumable material) are available and trained prior to production needs.

  • Ensure process compliance, analyze defect, cost, and schedule metrics and implement continuous improvements.

  • Drive execution to meet product cost and schedule targets.

  • Manage equipment calibration and preventative maintenance schedules and ensure DFAR compliance.

  • Support identification of new equipment/aging equipment for capital forecasts

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of engineering experience OR master’s degree and 7 years of engineering experience OR a PhD. Degree and years of experience

  • 1 year of previous project or personnel management experience 

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain/maintain a government TS/SCI clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, engineering, or other STEM area 

  • Knowledge and experience implementing lean manufacturing concepts.

  • Proficiency in Solumina and Enovia

  • 7 or more years of manufacturing experience

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Salary Range: $147,800 USD - $221,800 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.