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NGC Transport Maintenance Manager – Manager 2 – Huntsville

Requisition ID: R10111963

  • 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 Transport Aircraft worldwide.  Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. 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 Transport Maintenance Manager for the US Army’s Transport Aircraft program to direct all phases of maintenance. 

As the selected Transport Maintenance Manager, you will provide the programmatic, technical and people leadership necessary to deliver mission capable aircraft to globally distributed operational sites. You will help manage and set organization objectives for multiple aircraft sites that combine to form a multidisciplinary team of more than 200 dedicated, diverse professionals including NG personnel and subcontractors.  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 staffing, 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:

  • Manage the schedule and technical performance of a diverse fleet of aircraft across multiple sites with the assistance of Weapons Systems Mangers, Global Supply Chain, Sustainment, and Mission Assurance professionals.

  • Advance program and NG strategic objectives by building and maintaining trusted relationships with customers and other stakeholders, engaging in internal and customer forums related to the programs’ roles.

  • Manage and direct all operational aspects of aircraft maintenance.  Ensures adherence to Northrop Grumman and program policies.

  • Maintains close coordination with the operations, logistics and program manager. Responsible for the direct management of the assigned site managers at all locations.

  • Ensure effective identification and management of issues, risks, and opportunities. Drive issues and decisions to closure.

  • Build and sustain an effective, engaged, and integrated team in a complex, geographically disperse, partner-rich, and dynamic environment.

  • Direct large and small subcontractors and suppliers driving towards alignment on common program objectives and customer satisfaction.

  • Responsible as the primary point of contact for program execution in absence of the program manager.

  • Responsible for oversight of maintenance subcontractor. Ensures the subcontractor adheres to Northrop Grumman mutually agreed upon SOW, GOPS/FGOPS and applicable SOPs.

  • Drives performance and quality of maintenance and develops processes and interventions as warranted.  Provides oversight of all maintenance department employees and responsible for all maintenance related CDRLs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years, or Master’s and 8 years experience supporting Aircraft Maintenance and/or project management in military or other industries. In lieu of a degree, 20 years of experience will be considered.

  • Excellent verbal, and written communications skills, as well as collaborative management style, and an inherent drive to deliver on commitments.

  • Demonstrated experience leading medium-large teams of direct and indirect leadership teams to drive successful business and functional outcomes.

  • The ability to establish and apply a technical performance baseline to monitor and compare key program technical performance measures, assess program and product status, and take appropriate action to maintain conformance with the baseline leadership teams to drive successful functional outcomes.

  • The ability to identify and address program impacts through a systematic, proactive, approach to issue and problem resolution that identifies, communicates, monitors, and promptly resolves issues across all levels of the program.

  • Capable of obtaining and maintaining a Secret security clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

  • FAA certified airframe or power plant maintenance instructor

  • Previous or current FAA inspector certification

  • Experience on 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.

  • Previous experience as a program manager for an Aviation CLS activity

  • 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: $134,400 USD - $201,600 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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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.