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Leadership Development Program (LDP) Participant

Requisition ID: R10100258

  • CategoryCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • LocationLocation: Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 2

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.

Leadership Development Program (LDP) Participant – S01

(S55801 - Mgr General Manufacturing)

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our Leadership Development Program (LDP). This position will be located at our Mission Systems Sector in Sunnyvale, CA. This position will be in the LDP rotational program consisting of four rotation opportunities within Marine Systems Operations.

What You'll Get to Do:

Do you want to learn what it takes to be a Leader and make an impact in National Defense and Sailors’ lives? At Sunnyvale campus you will get to work on unique systems that are not made anywhere else in the world. Equipment you produce will keep Sailors safe in places no human is meant to survive and will play a major role into our Nation’s military superiority and Global Security. Northrop Grumman Marine Systems specializes in the development, manufacture assembly and testing of propulsion, and power generation systems for naval surface ships and submarines.

The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is designed for individuals aspiring to become effective people-leaders. The LDP participant will rotate through various process areas and gain valuable experience leading the represented factory hourly teams in manufacturing environment producing high quality, low volume, large electro-mechanical fabricated structures with complex controls. This position will interface with Sr. Operations Leadership and representatives from multiple functions supporting the Business Unit.




Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with minimum 2+ years of professional/military experience, Master's Degree with 1 years of professional/military experience, or 6+ years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Strong desire to become an effective leader in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to support a variety of production shifts (first, second, or third shift, and occasional weekends) based on the assignment and current and future production schedules.
  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an operations and/or manufacturing environment.
  • Experience managing cost and schedule.
  • Basic understanding of the fundamentals of MRP.
  • Basic understanding of EVMS and CAM functions.
  • Government contracting and fixed price production experience.
  • BA/BS degree.
  • US Naval experience in the operation or maintenance of Marine Machinery.
  • Military experience.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrated Manufacturing Operations management experience managing critical production hardware (SQCDM).

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.