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Northrop Grumman Director, Engineering - AOX in Devens, Massachusetts


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a Director, Engineering – AOX, to provide engineering leadership and execution support to the AOA Xinetics sites in Devens, MA and Hartford, CT. The Director, Engineering is accountable for the entire AOX Strategic BU technology roadmap, design for manufacturability, technical process and technical risk management capability, and engineering talent management. The role is also responsible for the planning, standardizing, implementing and enhancing product design, analysis and test processes and methods that support the value stream organization (operations) and the AOX Strategic BU objectives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop the consolidated AOX engineering functional plan and roadmap to implement an engineering operating model and value stream organizational design. Evaluate and implement AOX and business unit operations and product best practices. Implement engineering daily management standards, standard business systems and tools, and align improvement focus with operations and programs teams.

  • Accountable to meet or exceed the engineering safety, quality, delivery, employee and cost (SQDEC) expectations of external and internal customers across all AOX products/programs. Ownership and accountability for effective hand-offs through all functional and process center areas. Own, execute and continuously improve daily management processes and communicate/escalate key issues to leadership and throughout the organization.

  • Deploy engineering resources to meet customer demands. Manage department priorities.

  • Continuously improve engineering daily management, process standards, tools and risk management. Create, maintain and improve standards for all engineering drawings, specifications and design for manufacturability.

  • Ownership and accountability for effective hand-offs through all functional and process center areas.

  • Provide engineering leadership and owns employee development and mentoring.

  • Lead the engineering departments on design for manufacturability, process capability, and production builds of new product or product revisions. Develop and implement an improved design development process.

  • Establish and maintain metrics that provide real-time visibility to measure, monitor, and control process performance, including key inputs, outputs, and early warning event triggers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Engineering.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing engineering managers.

  • Proven track record of managing manager’s direct reports of various disciplines and ability to lead multiple engineering disciplines to reach common goals and objectives.

  • Ability to provide technical communication and coordination with senior leadership.

  • Experience with budget and cost management. Ability to organize and manage multiple products/programs with the focus on delivering within cost and on schedule.

  • Combination of industry knowledge, leadership skills, management expertise and in-depth knowledge of the design engineering process. Strong knowledge in engineering systems and processes such as CAD, FEA, and GD&T.

  • Detailed knowledge of mechanical design, structures, mechanisms, release and drive actuators, and material selection.

  • Proven ability to perform problem analysis and resolution using lean and continuous improvement tools and tactics to satisfy customer and business needs.

  • Requires knowledge and experience with implementation and execution of process standards, systems, processes, and business tools focused on engineering and technical risk management identification and mitigation.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree(s) in STEM discipline(s) and/or Business Administration

  • Experience with development and implementation of an engineering operating model and organizational design and evaluation and implementation of best practices.

Salary Range: $175,000.00 - $262,400.00

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ ), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021 or by your start date if it is after December 8th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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