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Manager Research Development 1

Requisition ID: R10107829

  • CategoryCategory: Research and Sciences
  • LocationLocation: Clearfield, UT, 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
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager Research Development 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This role is located in Clearfield, Utah.

The selected candidate will lead a team of R/D engineers and technicians to support additive manufacturing, test articles and testing, and machine shop delivered components.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.


  • Responsible for daily operations of a team or work unit (direct supervision of the team, assignment of work, schedules, day to day workflow, and operating costs)
  • Lead a team of highly skilled R/D engineers and technicians
  • Manage an active R/D lab workspace including an additive manufacturing, machine shop, and a specialty composite materials testing lab
  • Provide supervision and guidance for the area for operational efficiency, safety, planning and forecasting, skills training, and customer support
  • Provide ownership for equipment start-up, calibration, reliability, and operational readiness
  • Provide team guidance and leadership regarding business processes, best practices, and output metrics for work requests and associated documentation
  • Drive timely and clearly communicated decisions and recommendations to local management.  Provide weekly and monthly metrics reporting and opportunities for improvement
  • Interface with other departments to ensure other program needs are supported
  • Mentor less experienced team members

The selected candidate should steadfastly push self and others to achieve deliverables and goals, feel comfortable providing customer overviews, and be an advocate for a safe and professional work environment.  Candidate must be able to effectively communicate in diverse circumstances with the ability to anticipate roadblocks and be comfortable in an environment that provides challenging assignments to key talent in the organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in aerospace development and/or manufacturing
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Have extension knowledge of composite materials, processes and testing
  • Understanding of R/D development lab operations and best practices
  • Knowledge in composite materials physical and mechanical testing standards and processes


Preferred Qualifications

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Prior experience leading engineers and/or engineering technicians
  • Experience with mechanical testing (load frames, text fixtures, ASTM test practices) and physical testing (DMA, DSC, TGA, FTIR, SEM) methods, equipment, and reporting
  • Experience in additive manufacturing processes and machines
  • Experience in basic machine shop practices and operations

What We Offer:

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!

Salary Range: $106,400 USD - $159,600 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.