Deployable Advanced Automation Engineering Manager 2, Palmdale, Ca

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Palmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10084631
Category: Engineering
Location: Palmdale, CA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: Days (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring a Deployable Advanced Automation Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.  However, it will require temporary assigned work overseas.

Essential Functions:

Oversee and manage the daily production availability of all automated equipment. 
Responsible for the performance, status, sustainment, and continuous improvement of both equipment and processes.
Lead and manage a team of engineers responsible for a wide range of automated production processes such as drilling robots, painting robots, automated guided vehicles, and various automated technologies.
Establish and sustain the maximum availability of production automation through planned maintenance, optimization, and event recovery.
Organize a broad range of specialized training for engineering and production operation personnel. 
Use advanced programming and analysis tools to maintain the Automation organizations body of knowledge, establish role and responsibility requirements, recognize strengths and opportunities in employee competency, and foster team development events.
Determine proper staffing requirements, resource assignments, and sustain a staff of individuals to ensure our charter and customers goals are realized.

This 9/80 work schedule is – Monday through Thursday 1st “6 AM – 4:00 PM” or 2nd shift “4:12 PM – 2:12 AM” and any work schedule.

Basic Qualifications: 

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years of experience in production assembly/fabrication including composites, metallic, coatings application, and/or production manufacturing operations
Experience within the aerospace, automotive, or production related industry and/or with automated systems/machines
Minimum of 2 years of proven leadership experience
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project
Must have the ability to travel to support business requirements
Experience within the aerospace, automotive, or production related industry and/or with automated systems/machines
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance as well as Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs. 
Ability to obtain DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Assembly automation experience, troubleshooting design and installation experience.
Knowledge of composite fabrication and tooling, concepts.
Experience designing in 3D CAD e.g. CATIA, NX, CREO etc. and a firm understanding of GD&T and tolerance stack-up
Project Management skills (proposal creation, scheduling, budget tracking)
Ability to interface/communicate with multiple levels of leadership, clients, and vendors
Understanding of Coordination of design and fabrication requirements for tools and fixtures with customers, both internal and external
Experience in the development, capture, and execution of R&D technology capabilities. 
Experience assessing maturity of new technology for transition to production
Experience with authoring proposals, technical documents, and procedures
Program management experience and PMP certification
Experience providing innovative techniques focused on improving product designs and tooling assemblies or equipment 
The ability to demonstrate project management skills and problem-solving skills while supporting multiple projects simultaneously
Experience with drilling, CNC, and advanced manufacturing technologies
Experience with statistical analysis / green belt Six Sigma
Certification with using earned value management system (EVMS) for tracking project financials
Experience with machine controls, electrical theory, PLC ladder logic
Experience with robotics and robotic programing
Understanding and experience with CBA/ROI analysis and justification
Current and active DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance
Ability to obtain and retain special program access clearance within 365 days from submission

Salary Range: $130,500 USD – $195,700 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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