Manufacturing Operations Manager and Integration & Test Value Stream Leader 2, Devens, Ma

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Devens, MA

Requisition ID: R10085911
Category: Engineering
Location: Devens, MA, 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
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.

AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Unit, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications. Markets for these technologies include civilian astronomy and defense ISR & Directed Energy programs. AOX has substantial growth opportunities in support of many U.S. Government and NGSP’s business initiatives.

We are currently seeking a Manufacturing Operations Manager and Integration & Test Value Stream Leader 2 to provide Operations leadership and execution support to the Optical Integration & Test Value Stream Line in Devens, MA. The Manufacturing Operations Manager and Optical Integration & Test Value Stream Leader is accountable for complete operational execution, from contract award through delivery to external and internal customers, for the entire Integration & Test value stream.

Successful candidates will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills to achieve a sustainable top performance. She/He will 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 and customers. This candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics, integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business.

Primary Responsibilities include:

Responsible for the complete integration and test effort for passive and active optical systems, including plans and sequences for all assembly, integration and testing activities.

Accountable to meet or exceed the operations safety, quality, delivery, employee and cost (SQDEC) expectations of external and internal customers across all AOX programs supported by Integration and Test. 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.

Maintain and assist in continued development of operations model and value stream organizational design. Evaluate and implement AOX and business unit operations and product best practices. Implement and maintain operations daily management standards, standard business systems and tools, and align improvement focus with engineering and programs teams.

Collaborate and coordinate with master scheduling, other product value streams, process centers, functional leaders (manufacturing engineering, quality, production planning and material control) and business support functions (program managers, finance, contracts, and human resources) to achieve product and site goals via sharing of resources, tools, equipment, and processes.

Accountable to meet/under-run AOX manufacturing rates and manage overhead and direct labor yield (DLY) rates.

Develop value stream hiring plans, onboarding, retention, and training plans in support of business needs.

Identify and develop business cases for capital project plans to support of value stream execution and growth, in collaboration with programs and engineering functions, and ensure continuous monitoring of projects and achieve performance/quality, delivery, and budget commitments.

Own Integration and Test Value Stream operations resource management, escalation, prioritization, and conflict resolution decisions.

Strengthen the operations team through “develop and deploy” operations strategies, providing coaching and personnel development with an intense focus on ownership of leadership and employee development, ensuring disciplined approaches are defined and executed.

Continuously review processes and procedures to ensure compliance and identify opportunities for improvement across all areas of the value stream.

Support customer proposals through generation of estimates, identification of operational risks, and identification of resource conflicts to ensure defendable basis of estimates for labor and schedule durations.

Support all review boards, tiger teams, RCCA investigations, deep dives, and pre-milestone reviews.

Serve on and participate in program MRR, PDR, CDR and TRR as required

Basic Qualifications:

Associates degree with at least 10 years of operations, engineering, and/or program leadership experience.

Requires a proven track record and passion and relentless drive for achieving manufacturing and operational results, financial results, and effective and timely decision making.

Root cause problem solving and continuous improvement skills.

Technical experience in optical and mechanical final assembly, system integration and test.

Knowledge and experience with executing process standards and risk management identification and mitigation.

Requires experience creating a culture of engagement and inclusion, continuous improvement and teamwork

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM discipline and/or Business Administration

10 years of experience in operations with a focus in passive and active optical systems.

Experience transitioning products through the product lifecycle from development to full rate production

Technical experience in electrical final assembly, system integration and test

Salary Range: $122,200 USD – $183,400 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-R10085911 2023.01.14

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