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Manager Manufacturing Operations 1

Requisition ID: R10076422

  • CategoryCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • LocationLocation: Commerce, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division is looking for a Manufacturing Operations Manager to support the Space Components organization/business unit in the Propulsion operating unit in Commerce, CA. We design and manufacture high performance pressure vessels for use in space applications.  The Northrop Grumman Commerce facility is the leading supplier of pressure vessels for space missions in the world.  At the facility we produce a wide variety of pressure vessels supporting a wide variety of missions, both foreign and domestic, commercial, defense, and civil space. 

The ideal candidate is a dynamic individual who will be a role model for the practice of Northrop Grumman values and the leadership characteristics of competency, connection, character and trust.


Managing supervisors who manage the shop floor personnel, the Manufacturing Operations Manager will direct and lead the activities of a cross functional product team responsible for continuous improvements to the cost, quality and schedule of its product line.

In this roll you will have complete responsibility to ensure performance goals are met on a daily basis. Expectations for success will be to develop and maintain open lines of communication to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction, promote the development of self-directed work groups and a work environment which encourages training and opportunities for its work force, ensure compliance to all state, corporate and sector policies related to health, safety, environmental and equal opportunity regulations. 


  • Provide direction and coaching to technicians and front line leads in the Space Components Propulsion Team 

  • Ensure team members receive the required training and prepares the daily work plans in support of overall program objectives. 

  • Encourage and provide direction for career development of employees, including educational options for highly motivated employees. 

  • Provide leadership/direction to ensure all affordability initiatives and opportunities for process improvements are systematically identified, pursued, and supported.    

  • The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.  

  • Manage resolution of complex technical issues within responsible production area and drives quality improvement plans. 

  • Report and manage daily output while working any constraints that prevent the team from meeting targets.   

  • Establish targets for the production team and promotes cross training

  • Coordinate all work in process and workflow between production areas

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 5 years of experience in an aerospace, automotive, military, manufacturing and/or maintenance environment 

  • 2 years leadership experience

  • US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of related leadership experience 

  • Composite wrap manufacturing experience

  • Degree in engineering (mechanical, aerospace, industrial or manufacturing) 

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and present presentations with various levels of leadership

Salary Range: $98,800 USD - $148,200 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.