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Manager, Process Manufacturing 2 – (Process Center Leader – Layup & Panel Fabrication) Space Components

Requisition ID: R10110090

  • CategoryCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • LocationLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% 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.

Job Posting Title: Manager Process Manufacturing 2 (Process Center Leader - Layup) - Space Components

Job Profile: S55002

Job Description

An organization within Northrop Grumman’s Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Space craft 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 Space craft Components at our website:

The Process Center Leader is responsible for compliance through delivery to internal customers and secondarily to external customers. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of process center execution from program/project kick-off through delivery to and acceptance by downstream customer (product value stream / process center)

  • Managing direct reports of 20+ technicians and 3 managers with 20+ direct reports each

  • Accountable for meeting or exceeding the safety, quality, delivery and cost expectations of internal and external customers within entire assigned process center (s). Ensures plans are developed and executed to meet internal and external customer requirements in coordination with Master Scheduling.

  • Service and Support Product Value Stream Leaders, Process Center Leaders, and Business Support Functions (Finance, HR, etc.) to achieve product and site sharing of resources, tools, equipment, processes, etc.

  • Intense focus and ownership of employee development. Ensure discipline and continuous improvement of all process standards

  • Execute strategies and tactics to achieve breakthrough objectives (Strategy Deployment) and financial goals (Orders, Sales, EBIT, Cash) via operational goals

  • Communicate/escalate key issues related to safety/security, quality, delivery, employee, cost etc. upward to site leadership and downward into the organization Talent Management

Basic Qualifications:

  • 9 years of experience in composite lay up and panel fabrication with a Bachelor's degree; 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 4 years of relevant experience with a PhD; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Prior experience leading a team/process/project

  • Experience in Lean Applications - Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated experience with employee development

  • Experience developing and driving continuous improvement projects.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a First Line Manager of technicians

  • US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced in Aerospace dealing with both government and commercial customers


Salary Range: $111,000 USD - $166,600 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.