Manager Engineering 3, Redondo Beach, Ca

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Redondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10086274
Category: Engineering
Location: Redondo Beach, CA, 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.


Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space Systems Division, is looking for you to join our team as a Manager Engineering 3 for our Space Manufacturing & Engineering (SM&E) directorate to support satellite programs in Redondo Beach, CA.


This department manager position is responsible for managing a team of engineers and/or technicians in support of space manufacturing. Position requires intimate knowledge of satellite sub assembly manufacturing, lean concepts, digital transformation and production metrics suites to manage day to day production.  In addition, project management techniques, planning and process tool sets, functional management of large teams is desired. Position requires cross function collaboration to support significant program demands. Responsible deliveries include: Cost, schedule and quality commitments, staffing, affordability strategy and execution. Team support from proposal phase through initial concepts, development, engineering models and flight product delivery.

Responsibilities Include:

Leading high profile teams that enable new solutions and resolve issues for low volume high complexity space and air products.

Collaborating with program to develop effective strategies to maintain cost and schedule, mentoring, and developing mentoring relationships, assessing and developing a comprehensive staffing and training strategy to support multiple programs concurrently.

Managing a function within the larger organizational unit, setting & operating to objectives & providing guidance to subordinates based on goals, objectives & company policy

Coordinate workload in all manufacturing facilities to deliver value and ensure schedules of customer base are met.

Work with manufacturing and process suppliers to improve manufacturing processes and ensure successful delivery of hardware.

Promoting the Space Systems vision and principles in their area of responsibility

Building a culture that empowers and motivates team performance, establishing functional shared accountability with the programs and new business pursuits

Working closely with the other Department Managers, Fellows and section managers to define and implement the department strategy

Staffing critical skills and developing retention strategies

Labor Resource and Planning (LRAP)

Setting goals and providing performance feedback

Overseeing leadership development and knowledge retention efforts

Managing indirect and capital projects and budgets

Improving and enforcing processes and product early development engagement

Promoting metrics-based management across the organization and Digital Transformation

Leading affordability initiatives and reviewing and supporting proposals and program milestones presentations

Candidate should be technically diverse in multiple disciplines of manufacturing and assembly. Develop and manage process improvement in advanced manufacturing and digital transformation initiatives to improve performance, reduce cost and drive schedule accuracy.


As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline plus 9 years of engineering/technical experience OR Master’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline plus 7 years of engineering/technical experience

Proven leadership or supervisory experience in a manufacturing, operations, manufacturing engineering or assembly environment.

Experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry.

Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance or SCI access.


Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) or MBA

Prior functional management experience in a position responsible for staffing, processes and/or products

Broad understanding of Space Systems programs

Proficient in MS Office tools

Proven strong communications and leadership skills in a team environment

Active Top Secret clearance or SCI security access.

Salary Range: $160,200 USD – $240,400 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

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