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Northrop Grumman Mgr Engineering 2 in Plymouth, Minnesota


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking an experienced Manager to lead an engineering team responsible for supporting the manufacture and delivery of Medium Caliber Ammunition (MCA) to USG military as well as a commercial customer base. This position will reside with the Defense Sector team in Plymouth, MN but will provide support for multiple manufacturing sites around the US.

Position Description:

As a strategic member of the MCA Engineering leadership, the Engineering Manager is responsible for ensuring all activities in given area of responsibility employ technical rigor and sound engineering processes to facilitate an efficient and high performing culture. The successful candidate will be relied upon to lead, coach, and direct engineering team members in efforts which support business unit deliverables and strategic objectives, drive timely and data-driven decision making, and growth of the team to increasingly higher levels of performance.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily guidance, direction, and performance feedback to a large group of technicians and engineers on challenges of moderate-to-complex difficulty.

  • Set and promote high standards for quality and safety.

  • Foster a working environment which reinforces and drives accountability to fundamental Northrop Grumman Values focused on integrity, quality, shared success, and innovation.

  • Partner with engineering and program management peers to assure a balanced and efficient assignment of resources to support all MCA Programs and achievement in key performance metrics.

  • Partner with internal and external customers and stakeholders to assure Customer and Corporate strategic objectives are being satisfied, and to create an environment that working level engineering teams embrace.

  • Coach, support, and motivate team members to ensure a high level of performance.

  • Create and maintain development and succession plans for all team members.

  • Initiate and lead continuous improvement activities which establish high quality and efficient engineering processes.

  • Lead and/or oversee investigations and failure analyses related to product or process performance deficiencies to ensure definitive root causes are determined and corrective actions are implemented.

  • Represent and communicate Northrop Grumman technical recommendations and product performance information to internal and external customers in various forums including program technical reviews, proposal reviews, and executive level summaries as required.

  • Collaborate with peers and direct management in resource planning and hiring activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Engineering or related technical field

  • 10 years engineering experience.

  • Minimum of 4 years prior experience managing employees

  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral

  • Experience with Failure Analysis and root cause determination.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ammunition design and/or manufacturing experience.

  • Experience working directly with customers, vendors, and subcontractors.

  • Prior experience with production of defense products and/or experience with Government technical agencies.

  • Proven track record of effectively developing direct reports at various levels and disciplines to higher levels of performance and responsibility.

  • Experience and training in statistical process control and/or statistical analysis.

Salary Range: $122,000.00 - $183,000.00

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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