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Manager Aircraft Maintenance/Sigonella (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10096111

  • CategoryCategory: Flight Operations
  • Location Location: Patuxent River, MD, USA   |  Sigonella, Catania, ITA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 50% 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.

Aircraft Maintenance Manager, Triton/Sigonella

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Defense Services is seeking an experienced Manager to join its dynamic team of technical professionals & lead the (USN Triton/MQ-4C) Maintenance Department located in Sigonella, Italy.

Job Description:

Supervisory or personnel management responsibilities for more than one integrated support element, including systems analysis, spares, provisioning, technical data, training, maintenance or modifications, support equipment and facilities.

  • Responsible to the Program Manager for the schedule and technical performance of the NGDS USN/Triton (Sigonella) Maintenance Department.
  • Supports the Program Manager as the company's single point of contact for all maintenance/FSR, and Logistic support activities of the unmanned MQ-4C Triton aircraft.
  • Will participate in daily review sessions with customer to discuss schedule, and technical performance of the AV & maintenance team.
  • The Maintenance Manager oversees maintenance, servicing, repair, and overhaul of UAS/air vehicles. Must become an expert in all associated subsystems to ensure that they are in good mechanical condition and maintain airworthiness/safety.
  • Maintains interfaces with all departments having direct impact on the air vehicles and field support systems. Must adhere to configuration management, technical orders, field modification, repair programs, software support, support equipment and other field support activities.
  • Provides knowledge/experience of Naval Aviation Maintenance Programs/NAVAIR technical publications/data & NG engineering requirements.
  • Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to integrated master schedules (IMS) as it pertains to the air vehicles and ground support shelters.
  • Responsible for adherence to Statement of Work (SOW), Ground Operating Procedures (GOP), maintenance and flight/operations schedules.
  • Identifies program problems and recommends solutions, such as allocation of resources or modification of contractual specifications.
  • Assists with audits, program inspections, and incorporates appropriate corrections/adjustments to maintain contract compliance/performance.
  • Direct management of employees/schedules/training and provides overall feedback via annual/semi performance rating & review.
  • Will recommend procedure changes to improve maintainability of aircraft and timely inspections.
  • Will reference manufacturers' technical manuals & explore engineering consultation for specifications (as needed) to determine feasibility of repair or replacement of AV components/structural repair.
  • Available to work and/or modify multiple shifts as needed to maintain customers operational support function
  • Obtain Safe for Flight certification/designation

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have 6 years of experience with a HS Diploma or bachelor’s degree (or higher) in an appropriate technical discipline and 10 years of relevant experience.
  • An Active DoD Secret clearance is required 
  • Must have ability to upgrade/maintain a Top Secret clearance up to SCI/Poly requirement.
  • Must have strong communication/collaboration skills to relay important program details between multiple OCONUS site locations
  • Must be willing to travel/live abroad
  • Must have valid/current passport credentials

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in managing a maintenance department supporting a Naval Aviation Program/NAVAIR
  • MQ-4C (USN)Triton maintenance experience, and/or Navy/Marine Corps Maintenance Control
  • Safe for Flight experience
  • Knowledgeable of DCMA INST 8210.1d, OPNAVINST 4790.2 and DOD Contractor Performance Assessment Reports.

This position reports to Patuxent River, MD, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Sigonella, Catania, Catania, ITA.

Salary Range: $101,800 USD - $152,800 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.