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Aviation Site Manager – Dothan, Alabama

Requisition ID: R10111974

  • 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, 10% 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 continued 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 Site Maintenance Manager in Dothan, Alabama for the US Army’s Transport Aircraft program to coordinate maintenance with subcontractors, and government customers while ensuring 100% first pass quality maintenance on location.

As the selected Transport Site Manager, you will provide the programmatic, technical expertise, and people leadership necessary to deliver mission capable aircraft to our customer at our Dothan, Alabama site. 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. This position is in Dothan, Alabama.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manages day-to-day activities at assigned program site, including employees’ shift loading, performance, contract conformance, procedural adherence, property control, facility, safety, security and daily production and supervises the work of employees assigned from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas.

  • Directs all phases of assigned location program objectives from inception through completion. Responsible for site-specific technical statement of work / performance and overall site operations.

  • Liaison with Subcontractor for all issues related to maintenance of C-12 fleet at site.

  • Coordinate with Subcontractor on all contract deliverables to be completed on time.

  • Attend Daily Ops meetings with PMO and validate and report on ac status, maintenance issues related to aircraft in a non-mission capable (NMC) status, and coordinate with supply on efficient delivery of parts.

  • Provide Daily Status reports to PMO.

  • Work with Subcontractor and Customer to develop achievable flight schedule.

  • Conduct trend analysis to provide subject matter expertise resulting is reduced NMC time.

  • Verify accuracy of aircraft reporting programs and check parts are ordered correctly in NGC supply program. 

  • Verify hangar safety and cleanliness standards are met daily.

  • Support Program Maintenance Manager as required.

  • Review and initiate SOP updates as required.

  • Validate and report on GSE status and coordinate with supply as required to get new equipment as necessary.

  • Review site Weight & Balance files are correct and uploaded.

  • Coordinate with Program Technical Publication Librarian, Site, and Subcontractor

  • As necessary and directed by Maintenance Manager

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent and a minimum of 10 years’ experience leading aviation Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) aviation fleet maintenance, or Officer or Senior NCO with 20 years military squadron/maintenance unit experience will be considered.

  • FAA certified airframe and power plant mechanic or relevant military experience.

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

  • Capable of obtaining and maintaining a Secret security clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous or current FAA inspector certification

  • QAE experience at aviation fleet facility or military aviation QA experience

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

  • Previous experience as a site 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: $97,300 USD - $145,900 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.