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Machining Manufacturing Manager 1 (2nd Shift 1:00 pm – 10:30 pm) – Space Components

Requisition ID: R10104389

  • CategoryCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • LocationLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 2nd Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman’s Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Spacecraft Components is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U.S. satellite built in the last 20 years.

Learn more about Spacecraft Components at our website:

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Machining Manufacturing Manager 1 is responsible for the direct supervision of employees and processes in a manufacturing environment. The Manager provides direction to employees utilizing management guidelines and general policies. Overall responsibilities include: driving employee efficiency, meeting product schedule and cost targets, managing the area to produce quality products, and engaging employees to achieve their highest potential.

The Manager is responsible for the direct supervision of approximately 10 employees and processes in a Manufacturing and Machining Environment. This position is for 2nd shift (1:00 pm - 10:30pm)

The Manager is expected to work independently across organizations; manage the use of machining equipment, tooling and consumables to achieve budgetary targets; assign and manage Machinist and or Machine Operators to maximize efficiency and throughput to achieve departmental target goals; lead, implement Continuous Improvement activities (CI) to improve quality, throughput and affordability.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead, provide oversight and guidance for Machine Shop Aircraft Value Stream

  • Directs and coordinates the activities to plan, prepare, issue, and control production schedules, in conjunction with Master Scheduling, to meet production/delivery requirements.

  • Oversees the status of work in process, material availability, and potential production problems to ensure that equipment, materials, and services are available, as needed.

  • Provide technical direction to subordinates using established policies and precedents.

  • Assigns and manage staff to maximize efficiency and achieve schedule and target production yields.

  • Interface with internal and external customer providing status updates and forecasting.

  • Develop, maintain, and update departmental procedures to ensure compliance relative to site standards and practices.

  • Lead, Develop and Promote 5S / Lean Practices and Culture

  • Utilizes both internal and external resources to coordinate functional activities with quality assurance, master scheduling, manufacturing lead and managers, supply chain, engineering, inventory control, production control, etc

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • At least 3 years of experience in a machining, manufacturing, production, engineering environment

  • At least 2 years of experience in management or leadership of people and/or projects

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Secret Level Security Clearance. (US citizenship required)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7+ Years’ experience towards Conventional and CNC Machining 

  • 3+ Years’ experience towards Multi-Axis CNC Programming

  • 5+ Years’ experience towards managing a Machine Shop

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing Tools and Techniques

  • Experience with composites and ceramic materials a plus


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