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Manager 2, Liaison/MRB Engineering (4×10, 1st shift schedule)

Requisition ID: R10107549

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Palmdale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SAP
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager Mechanical Engineering 2 (Liaison/MRB) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Vehicle Engineering (VE) organization. This leadership role is located onsite in Palmdale, CA.

We offer flexible work arrangements, 4 days/week x 10 hours/day schedule (Monday - Thursday, day shift), phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

In this role you will be leading a multi-discipline team of engineers in day-to-day technical tasking as well as personally assessing and dispositioning non-conformances as they occur in a production environment. The selected candidate will coordinate and communicate the teams' goals and progress, author detailed engineering direction, as well as collaborate readily with support engineering roles to ensure the integrity of the final product. This is a hand-on leadership role with approximately 85% engineering responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical knowledge and leadership to a team of liaison engineers (LEs)

  • Assess, manage, and communicate the team's technical priorities and progress to company and customer senior leadership

  • Establish and maintain Material Review Board authority in order to autonomously address the rigors of the role

  • Assess, disposition, and buy off non-conformance tags as they arise in the production environment

  • Coordinate dispositioned repairs, as appropriate, with support roles in the organization

  • Spend ~15% of you time completing functional leadership tasking such as staffing, talent retention, timekeeping review, weekly team meetings, bi-weekly 1-on-1 meetings, and performance review preparation and dissemination

  • Other tasks as needed in support of the VE Liaison Engineering Department Manager

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 change.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant STEM discipline and 9 years of related professional/military experience; OR a Master's degree in a relevant STEM discipline and 7 years of related professional/military experience

  • Experience with the Material Review Board (MRB) process

  • Experience with CATIA V5, NX, Visualization Pro, Teamcenter, MES, or other CAD program

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active, in-scope Secret clearance (or higher)

  • Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering

  • Experience with the manufacture and repair of composite structures and aircraft subsystems

  • Experience in a technical leadership and/or management role

  • Experience in a functional (people) leadership and/or management role

  • Experience interfacing with a military customer

  • Experience briefing senior leadership on team progress and goals

  • Experience working hands-on in a production assembly line environment

  • Experience with aircraft structures and/or subsystem design

  • Previous MRB/LE Authority for Engineering

  • Experience with the conceptual operation, and troubleshooting of, typical aircraft subsystems

Salary Range: $134,600 USD - $201,800 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.