Manager 3, Operations Engineering, Sykesville, MD

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Sykesville, MD

Requisition ID: R10085701
Category: Engineering
Location: Sykesville, MD, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Manager 3, Operations Engineering for our Sykesville, Maryland campus.  The successful candidate will demonstrate strong technical and leadership skills to achieve sustainable top performance.  

The Operations Engineering Manager should have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.  This Manager will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity; the capability to innovate; and the ability to build diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and coaching.

The Operations Engineering Manager will lead a functional team of Test Engineers, Engineering Technicians, Manufacturing Engineers, and Industrial Engineers who support a diverse portfolio of programs.  Our engineering teams provide world-class engineering solutions and support to the sustainment and modernization of Power and Control Systems for our customers.  Our programs include development, sustainment, production and IR&D programs for systems that include Power and Control Systems for our Navy customers. 

Technical Leadership:

Provide technical oversight for Test, Manufacturing and Industrial engineering activities performed by the team
Identify and implement process changes to improve manufacturing builds and Production Tests
Manage continuous improvement project tasks and budgets
Support audits from both internal and customer groups in regards to process associated with manufacturing and test
Provide guidance to Design Engineering during drawing reviews regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques; and to identify any manufacturability challenges or changes required ahead of drawing release
Work with Design Engineering to ensure proper Bill of Material (BOM) structure and alignment of the Manufacturing and Test Instruction to the build for all programs
Support development of tooling / fixtures to conduct the operations steps and to serve as manufacturing aids for personnel
Investigate and initiate corrective action to ensure product quality; resolve quality issues that arise during the build process to ensure all parts conform to the design configuration
Work with leadership to identify site-wide objectives and to acquire funding to align capability development with business objectives and strategy

People Leadership:

Provide technical oversight and mentorship to staff to ensure engineering projects in your portfolio meet performance objectives
Responsible for direct management of staff and providing strategic direction to the staff
Execute, update, and maintain department procedures
Support organizational engineering initiatives
Provide guidance to Test Engineering Manager and Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering Manager in support of the personnel on the factory floor

Basic Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other STEM area plus 9 years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree in Engineering or other STEM area plus 7 years of relevant experience
Experience leading projects or people
U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Engineering degree
Industrial Engineering experience
Manufacturing Engineering experience
Test Engineering Experience
Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)
Experience with project management and communication including associated tools and methods
Working knowledge of SAP or similar MRP system
Manufacturing and Test background in an electro -mechanical environment
Experience with large Mechanical/ Electro-Mechanical Assemblies
Experience in implementing new designs and processes into a factory
Fluency in MS Office Tools with a focus on documentation
Active Secret Security Clearance


Salary Range: $168,100 USD – $252,100 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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10085701 2023.01.14

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