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Aircraft Maintenance Manager 1- New Orleans, LA

Requisition ID: R10094526

  • CategoryCategory: Flight Operations
  • LocationLocation: Belle Chasse, LA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Services (NGDS) has been contracted to provide technical support to Boeing on an F/A-18 E/F program.  The performing location will be at the Joint Reserve Base in New Orleans, LA (NOLA).  

NGDS has an opening for a Manager of Aircraft Maintenance 1 in support of this effort.  This position will report directly to the NGDS Program Manager based in Melbourne FL.

The NOLA manager for NGDS will provide pro-active leadership managing the daily operations of a 20+ person NGDS team.  In addition, the Manager will also be responsible to provide daily interface with Boeing leadership to ensure all Program milestones are achieved.

The NGDS team will support these aircraft at the Organizational “O” Level.  The team complement will include F/A-18 E/F Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Technicians (General Mechanics, Structures, Ordnance, Life Support, Avionics and Electrical). 

There will be a two-shift operation from the beginning; as the Manager you will select the second shift Team Leader (as a collateral duty).

The Manager of Aircraft Maintenance 1 will have broad responsibility to ensure the successful execution of this Program.  Responsibilities will include:

  • As the prime interface with our Boeing customer, you will be tasked to deliver high levels of Customer Satisfaction

  • You will be responsible as a P&L center to ensure that cost and schedule objectives are met, while ensuring that your team’s performance delivers a quality product

  • Will be tasked to recruit qualified “O” level candidates to support staffing ; and provide appropriate training for departmental personnel

  • Provide supervision and direction to aircraft maintenance personnel in carrying out aircraft maintenance functions as required

  • Ensure that assigned aircraft maintenance work is properly performed and is legibly documented

  • Ensure that the team remains in full compliance with all Policies and Procedures; especially as it relates to Safety, FOD and Tool Control

  • Initiate and approve personnel actions including PTO, pay changes, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers, and leaves of absence

  • Tasked to maintain team compliance with all administrative tasking

  • Provide accurate Manpower assessments to enable timely and accurate Financial Forecasting

  • You will be tasked to conduct briefings and generate Weekly Reports providing Program status

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma / GED with a minimum of 8 years of experience in an aviation maintenance supervisory and/or management position or a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of aircraft maintenance experience

  • Must have active DOD Secret Clearance to start and be able to maintain that clearance

  • Managerial or Team Leader experience

  • F/A-18 experience must exceed 5 years and familiarity with F/A-18 inspections, servicing, troubleshooting, removals, and repairs.

  • Understanding of F/A- 18 IETM’s (interactive Electronic Technical Manuals)

  • Working knowledge of the NAVAIR 4790 (NAMP)

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel

  • Ability to work any assigned shift and overtime as needed

  • Ability to multi-task various projects at a time and complete in a timely manner

Preferred Qualifications:

  • U.S. Navy Maintenance Master Chief Navy Enlisted Code (NEC) 8300 or equivalent job classification title with 10 years of experience in comparable job position

  • Direct experience working with Prime contractor

  • Experience deployed or on remote programs (away from home office)

  • Had previous Program “start-up” experience in military facility


Salary Range: $85,400 USD - $128,000 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.