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Mgr Engineering Tech Support 2

Requisition ID: R10097086

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (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 push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. 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.

    Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

    Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space Systems Division, has an opening for Manager Engineering Technical Support 2 to join our team in Redondo Beach, CA. You will provide functional management and program support to the RF Cable Assembly and Test Lab within the Antennas & Products Manufacturing (APM) Department. As a functional leader, you will manage a group of exempt and non-exempt technicians and test conductors. Your responsibilities will include timecard approval, employee performance reviews, facilitating employee growth, special assignments in support of the functional home room, coordinate electromechanical assemblies, integration, hardware/area management, and test support for SSSD programs.

    In order to be successful in this role, you will need to partner with project and functional management. Together you will define and implement a crew sharing approach that satisfies the staffing needs between programs and builds a manufacturing and test operations culture that empowers employees, establishes personal and team accountability, motivates team performance, encourages development, and supports innovation. In this role, you will serve as a primary interface with the program for support to proposal and real-time costing efforts, reviewing cost and schedule activities with the Program Cost Analyst's prior to closing monthly, regular status reports with program management and the customer, as well as support to all major program milestones.  In addition to standard functional management role, this position has responsibility for leading Directorate and Department initiatives, including developing and executing digital transformation solutions.

    Affordability and product reuse initiatives, leading metrics-based management for the department, and reviewing and supporting proposals. Additionally, your responsibilities will include ensuring personnel and hardware safety, driving compliance with policies and procedures including security, property management, calibration, training, configuration control, and test conduct.

    Typical Responsibilities Include:

    • Direct Supervision/management of a team of Test Conductors & Technicians from more than one engineering function (i.e. mechanical, electrical, etc.)
    • Maintaining the facility space including integration with various support organizations (Manufacturing Engineers, Quality, Vehicle, Antennas, and Systems Engineering) to meet cost, schedule, technical performance, and quality commitments.
    • Working closely with the Department Managers and fellow section managers to define and implement the department strategy
    • Ensures staffing requirements for Business Units are met and manages a comprehensive skills development plan and knowledge sharing for technicians
    • Driving schedule execution of a team of machinists to build high complexity parts for our customers
    • Interfacing and influencing manufacturing engineers, schedulers, industrial engineers, global supply chain, and program management to affect design requirements for producibility
    • Develops and manages process improvement in manufacturing and digital transformation initiatives
    • Managing indirect and capital budgets
    • Ensuring compliance to all Northrop Grumman policies and procedures as applicable for production environments.
    • Employee development to include repositioning, learning, and development.

    As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

    • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
    • 401k
    • Educational Assistance
    • Life Insurance
    • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
    • Paid Time Off
    • Health & Wellness Resources
    • Employee Discounts


    This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelors of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) related field plus 5 years of experience in a technical role OR a Master's of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) related field plus 3 years of experience in a technical role OR High School Diploma/G.E.D plus 9 years of experience in a technical role.
    • Proven leadership experience on a project and/or team.
    • Experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Security Clearance or SCI Access.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance OR SCI Access.
    • Previous experience managing manufacturing facility/lab space teams in the aerospace and defense industry.
    • Previous experience managing non-exempt personnel.
    • Demonstrated experience presenting product development, growth or strategic plans to increase manufacturing base.
    • Experience creating reports, trend analysis, policy & procedure updates, and presentations to functional & program leadership using MS Office tools - Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
    • Excellent verbal communication skills with Technician staff, Manufacturing support personnel, Functional management, Program management and related groups.


    Salary Range: $134,600 USD - $201,800 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.