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PM&P Section Manager

Requisition ID: R10112298

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SCI
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space Systems Division, has an opening for a PM&P Section Manager to join our team of highly qualified and diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

Job Responsibilities:

The selected candidate will manage the Non-Metallics, Coatings, and Platings section within the Parts, Materials, and Processes (PM&P) Department in Redondo Beach, CA.  The Section supports SSSD programs by evaluating, characterizing, qualifying, and selecting the materials and processes used to produce deliverable spaceflight hardware.  The Section develops fundamental material properties and allowables used in design and authors and maintains material, and manufacturing process specifications. In addition, members of the Section lead and support failure analyses for unplanned events including the determination of root cause and implementation of corrective action.

The Section Manager balances program technical demands for a majority of their time with people management.  Most of the time, the Section Manager performs as an independent contributor and supports programs by providing engineering support during proposal, design, qualification, manufacturing, integration, and test of payloads, and spacecraft.  For the balance of their time, the Section manager is focused on leadership including people management (direction & coaching), program/project reviews, coordination of job assignments, staffing, recruiting, developing IRAD and process improvement plans, lab operations, as well as developing capital and equipment plans.

The applicant will have a strong background in one or more of the following spacecraft technologies: thermal control materials, composites, adhesives, coatings, or metallic platings.  The applicant will also understand the effect of radiation on spacecraft materials.

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline from an accredited university

  • Five (5) years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment

  • Demonstrated knowledge in parts, materials and process selection, thermal control coatings and/or metallic platings, manufacturing support, failure analysis, and processing of materials for space hardware

  • Proven leadership experience on projects and/or teams

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD or MS STEM degree from an accredited institution

  • Recognition within the broader organization as a Subject Matter Expert in composite structures, adhesives, thermal control coatings, or metallic platings

  • Familiarity with the integration and test of spacecraft

  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven leadership abilities

  • Demonstrations of excellent  communications  skills which include the ability to verbally articulate and to make effective presentations, and to prepare clear and concise written reports are desired

  • Active SCI and/or TS clearance

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.