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Sentinel (GBSD) Lab Operations Manager – 9509

Requisition ID: R10101330

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, USA
  • 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: 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.   


Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Lab Operations Manager 1.  This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program.  This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.  


Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a multidisciplinary individual that is comfortable working as an individual as well as team contributors. The role of a Support & Training Lab Manager has a multitude of responsibilities that require a Lab Manager to perform on a daily basis.


What You’ll Get To Do:    

·         Supervisory or management responsibilities for the Support & Training Segment Laboratories at multiple classification levels assigned to the Sentinel program, to include design, integration, operations, and maintenance.

·         Manages within the larger organizational unit, setting & operating to objectives & providing guidance to subordinates based on goals, objectives & company policy.

·         Responsible for all projects assigned to the organizational group. Advisor to discipline managers and exempt employees. Helps meet established schedules or resolve technical or operational problems. Typically accomplishes results through lower level(s) of management or exempt employees.

·         Establishes operating procedures that affect organizational unit(s). Interprets, executes, and recommends modifications to organizational policies. Establishes operating policies and procedures that affect subordinate organizational units.

·         Compliance management, responsible for maintaining training certificates of all lab users using Northrop Grumman’s LX training database for ESD, FOD, KeyPoint, HAZCOM and all over coursework deemed necessary by management and facilities engineering

·         Maintain security features of the lab, add and delete lab users from the alarm panel, provide open & close training to new personnel, change door combinations quarterly due to staff turnover, etc.

·         Compliance inspection, daily sweeps inspecting for ESD, FOD and safety related infractions, taking necessary corrective action and educating lab users to prevent future mishaps

·         Property management, track all program, corporate and customer owned property, interface with property management for accountability of items

·         Actively monitors the configuration management of lab work spaces, communicates changes or executes the need to change as requested by users and provides an assessment of the change to program

·         Maintain one or more safes for secure storage of program assets, coordinate combination changes with security due to staff turnover, provide combinations to program personnel when request

·         Order of new materials or equipment, tracking the order and documenting the ownership of the item based off the funding used to procure it

·         Provides guidance to subordinates based on organizational goals and company policy.

·         Work is reviewed in terms of meeting the organizations objectives and schedules.

·         Regularly requires analysis of alternative courses of action. Decisions have risk/reward implications for program or area of influence.

·         Accomplishes results through subordinate supervisors, or exempt specialist employees.

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.    


You’ll Bring These Qualifications:  

•    Bachelors of Science Degree from an accredited university with 6 years of experience; 4 years with a Masters of Science of Degree; An additional 4 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree
•   1+ years prior management / leadership experience that includes oversight of engineering projects or program activities
•    Active Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 5 years)

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:  

·         US Citizenship with an Active Top Secret Clearance (awarded within the past 5 years)

·         Prior lab management experience

·         Control Account Manager Training

·         Demonstrated experience working with cross-functional teams and customers

·         Experience executing in an AGILE environment

·         Experience in Test automation (development and execution)

·         Demonstrated knowledge and use of instrumentation and data acquisition type systems

Salary Range: $96,700 USD - $145,100 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.