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Manager 2, Tool Engineering

Requisition ID: R10085411

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Clearfield, UT, USA   |  Iuka, MS, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • 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: 5

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 multiple openings for Tooling Managers within the Tool Engineering organization.  Positions will be in Clearfield, Utah, or IUKA, Mississippi

Our team designs Aerospace composite part fabrication tooling to support commercial and defense aerospace industries. The manager will direct a team of engineers to design, build, inspect and implement high value composite fabrication and assembly tooling. The manager will also be responsible to support tooling proposal efforts manage staffing and represent the department internally and with customers

Our team enjoys a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, diverse assignments, and collaboration with internal and external customers.

We work closely with manufacturing engineers, operations, CAD designers, safety, quality and procurement. We pride ourselves in influencing new methods to improve tooling safety, cost, schedule and operational efficiency.

Work schedule is day shift and a 9/80 work week.

Travel is intermittent, not expected to exceed 10%, and typically involves visits to vendors, customer facilities and Northrop Grumman sites.

Tooling Manager Job Duties:

  • Lead, provide oversight and guidance to ensure program objectives relative to technical, quality, cost, schedule, and customer satisfaction requirements.
  • Interface with internal and external customers; provide status and forecast of tooling cost and delivery.
  • Identify and develop staffing/skill requirements, forecasts, and training plans.
  • Develop, maintain, and update departmental procedures relative to the tooling life-cycle, from proposal to implementation.
  • Perform Cost Account Manager (CAM) responsibilities to ensure compliance to EVMS for program direct budgets.
  • Develop long-range plans and strategies to provide operationally efficient and affordable tooling products and services to fruition – continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate with other Aeronautics Systems Sector Tooling Management to develop consistent process and procedures to help drive affordability and ensure the deployment of best practices across the sector.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM related discipline and a minimum of 8 years of experience in tooling, manufacturing, assembly lines, and/or implementing technology into a production environment OR a Master’s degree and a minimum of 6 years of experience in tooling, manufacturing, assembly lines, and/or implementing technology into a production environment
  • Prior leadership experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance and Special Program access within a reasonable timeframe as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Current Special Program Access
  • Previous Supervisory and Management experience in managing large projects, with an emphasis on tooling, manufacturing, assembly
  • Implementing technology into a production environment
  • Aerospace or Aviation Industry experience managing tool fabrication organizations, tooling fabrication shops, and tooling procurement
  • Candidates should have solid project management, communication, and presentation skills

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!

This position reports to Clearfield, UT, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Iuka, MS, MS, USA.


Salary Range: $110,100 USD - $174,400 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.