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Flight Operations Manager 1, Misawa Japan (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10111110

  • CategoryCategory: Flight Operations
  • LocationLocation: Misawa, Aomori, JPN
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 50% of the Time
  • 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.


Manager for Japan Global Hawk Flight Operations Department. Responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating training, scheduling, and flight activities at the site.  Responsible for Pilot and Sensor Operator Initial Qualification Training for FMS students, flight records, flight training records, and training plans. Monitors adherence to SOW, and schedule, identifies program problems and recommends solutions. Directs the work of employees assigned to the Japan Global Hawk program. Performs Global Hawk aircrew duties for the Japan program. Participates with customer staff in planning and execution of Global Hawk flight operations as directed. Coordinates directly with DCMA and AFSAT Government Flight Representatives to ensure aircrew are qualified, current and approved to conduct flight operations and instructor duties.


Must have a minimum of 9 years experience with a High School Diploma but will consider 5 years experience with a Bachelor's Degree

DoD Secret Clearance required.

US Citizenship required.

Must have or be able to acquire a Class II FAA medical certification.

Must be a prior or currently qualified RQ-4 Pilot or Sensor Operator (block 30 preferred).

If a prior RQ-4 Pilot, must have a Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot FAA License and an Instrument Rating.

Preferred Qualifications:

Highly Desired - Prior experience as an RQ-4 Instructor

If an RQ-4 Instructor Sensor Operator, at least 200 hours of flight instruction in type

If an RQ-4 Instructor Pilot, at least 3 years of flight instructor experience (total military or FAA) with 1000 hours total flying time and 500 hours in type


Salary Range: $92,600 USD - $138,800 USD

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.