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Heavy Maintenance Manager – Manager Programs 1 – Huntsville

Requisition ID: R10111971

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our mission to support US Army, Transportation Command worldwide.  Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our customer’s biggest challenges. We are Defining Possible by creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Defense Sector (NGDS) is seeking a Heavy Maintenance Manager for the US Army’s Transport Program to coordinate, schedule, and track all phases of depot maintenance. 

As the selected Transport Heavy Maintenance Manager, you will provide the subject matter expertise related to depot level maintenance for a fleet of more than 150 aircraft. You will coordinate schedules of aircraft that are due to enter, in process, and coming out of depot level repair maintenance.  You will coordinate with NGC, Gov’t and OEM engineering on repairs that exceed field level repair capability. You will help manage and verify depot level maintenance for multiple aircraft sites worldwide.  Your leadership will be instrumental in ensuring NG delivers on our contractual commitments, advances our strategic objectives, and provides effective and engaged leadership to the program.

You are responsible for working with program leadership and our subcontractors to ensure appropriate resources, processes, tools, training, etc. are provided to support successful program execution as well as proactively providing program direction to best leverage NGDS capabilities. NGC Transport Program Management Office is headquartered in Huntsville Alabama.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide subject matter expertise on matters pertaining to aircraft structural maintenance and depot level maintenance.

  • Maintains close coordination with the Customer concerning all aspects of depot maintenance to include inspection, modification, integration, refurbishment, elective improvement and repair.

  • The Heavy Maintenance Manager will track and oversee schedules, costs, Over and Above’s, quality, and return to service activities to ensure an effective program. 

  • Lead various teams comprised of NGC personnel and Subcontractor personnel to ensure aircraft are returned to operational service on-time, and on-budget from depot level maintenance.

  • Manage the schedule and technical performance of Subcontractors performing depot level maintenance on our customer’s diverse fleet of aircraft from multiple worldwide sites.

  • Advance program and NG strategic objectives by building and maintaining trusted relationships with customers and subcontractors.

  • Maintains close coordination with the operations, logistics and program managers.

  • Ensure effective identification and resolution of aircraft structural repairs, risks, and opportunities. Drive issues and decisions to closure.

  • Liaison with aircraft engineering teams from NGC, Army Fixed Wing Program Office, and the OEM to determine best cost-efficient repairs.

  • Liaison with globally disbursed sites to coordinate structural repairs with local mechanics.

  • Write and deliver contractually directed periodic reports (daily, weekly, quarterly) to our customer and NGC Transport Program leadership.

  • Organize and lead reoccurring conference calls to maintain Customer awareness of schedules and costs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 10+ years of experience managing aircraft repair teams in Contractor Support Logistics (CLS) activity or Senior NCO level experience leading aviation repair unit.

  • Minimum of 10 years of Depot/Heavy Maintenance structures experience.

  • Certified A&P Mechanic

  • Comprehensive knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting/repair procedures and replacement of components, a thorough knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modification and repair and the ability to determine functionality of non-complex electrical systems.

  • A broad knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modifications and repair.

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.

  • Excellent verbal, and written communications skills. 

  • Collaborative management style, and an inherent drive to deliver on commitments.

  • Capable of obtaining and maintaining a Secret security clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • FAA certified airframe or power plant maintenance instructor

  • Previous or current FAA inspector certification

  • Experience with one or more of the following aircraft: C-12, T-6, C-26, UC-35

  • 20 years military or contract maintenance experience on complex turbine aircraft.

  • The ability to manage communications with stakeholders through organized processes to ensure that program information is defined, collected, shared, understood, stored and retrieved in a manner that effectively meets program and stakeholder needs.

Salary Range: $112,000 USD - $168,000 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.