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Manhattan Beach, California Northrop Grumman
Category: Engineering
Location: Manhattan Beach, California
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: Yes -May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift
Travel Required: No
Positions Available: 1

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. 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 Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our Module Assembly & Test (MAT) team as a Section Manager based out of our Manhattan Beach, California campus. The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels. As Section Manager you will be responsible for the following:
Manage the Manufacturing Engineering and Process Planning groups of approximately 20 team members in support of a dozen programs and 40+ production processes
Support hiring, workload, and staffing forecasting activities
Identify and train team in skills required to execute on assigned programs & projects
Mentor, direct, coach, and develop a high performing team
Balance functional expectations with programmatic needs to deliver results within cost, schedule, and quality parameters
Represent manufacturing in technical review boards
Lead the development, improvement, and qualification of production processes
Drive technological advancements in production processes
Improve cost & schedule performance metrics,
Support troubleshooting systemic issues arise on processes and equipment
Lead strategic procurements of capital equipment
Review and approve of technical documents developed by team members
To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our "Selecting the Best Qualified Managers" video:
South Bay Job SP Leadership URL: Unique ID: spmgmt LosAngelesSpace

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field from an accredited university and +5 years of related experience
Experience working in a production and test environment
Experience managing programs or personnel
Proven leader with the ability to work effectively in a team environment
Excellent written & verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact with all levels of employees and management
Ability to work on-site full time

Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum 8 years of experience manufacturing electronic products for Space application
Active SCI security clearance
Strong understanding of microelectronic assembly processes and technologies
High knowledge of MIL-STD-883 and MIL-PRF-38535 standards
Experience in Design for Manufacturability
High proficiency in technical problem solving, root cause analysis, solution development, and implementation & monitoring
Experience in systematic process improvements methods such as Six Sigma, Lean, and Design of Experiments
Experience in developing production systems and processes.
Ability to negotiate and integrate different view points
Capability to innovate and challenge traditional ways of doing business

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.