Mgr Engineering Mechanical 2 - Space Sector

United States-Arizona-Gilbert, United States


Full Time

5 days ago

Job description


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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, Tactical Space Systems Division, has an opening for a Manager Mechanical Engineering 2 to join our team of highly qualified and diverse individuals. This position will be located in Gilbert, Arizona.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.

You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customers. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

If this is YOU…keep reading!

These are highly dynamic, interactive positions. You will interact with numerous stakeholders including program management, systems engineering, flight hardware design engineers and logistical support services. Outstanding organizational and leadership skills are required to succeed in this roles.

The Integration & Test (I&T) Mechanical Engineering Department is looking for a Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE) functional section manager who will also provide technical leadership to space programs and the engineering team.


  • Staffing support to space systems programs
  • Conducting quarterly performance evaluations and annual reviews
  • Providing technical leadership and guidance to the staff
  • Managing indirect, program direct and capital needs
  • Professional development and mentoring of direct reports
  • Supporting Functional Homeroom initiatives and projects which include process improvement, Event Response Teams, Corrective, and Preventive Action implementation, Proposal efforts


  • Experienced and trained in Cost Account Management (CAM)
  • Define MGSE assignments and priorities across multiple platforms
  • Manage MGSE development, review, and readiness
  • Evaluate and standardize current MGSE processes
  • Develop synergy and execution consistency across program portfolios and multiple sites
  • Contribute to the development of both near and longer term staffing plans


  • Demonstrated ability in Mechanical Design & Analysis of Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE)
  • Review high level technical data for accuracy and consistency
  • Provide support guidance on structural analysis, couple loads analysis and tolerance studies
  • Experience/knowledge of generating engineering drawings, Drafting, GD&T in accordance with ASME Y14.5 requirements
  • Generate MGSE proposals to include costing, schedules, staffing and Risk mitigation
  • In depth knowledge of Integration and Test process’, flows, in respect to MGSE needs from factory processing through Launch campaigns
  • Support fabrication, build, proof test and delivery of all MGSE hardware


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline plus 8 years of engineering experience OR Masters of Science Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline plus 6 years of engineering experience
  • Proven leadership experience on a project and/or team
  • Experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry
  • Candidate must have, and/or be able to maintain the following active U.S. Government security clearances: Dept of Defense Top Secret level and SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of spacecraft sub assemblies and/or integration and test
  • Experience as an MGSE designer and/or lead
  • Experience as a functional manager
  • Experience in space systems and space system production, integration and test
  • experience in Program project management

Salary Range: $119,200.00 - $178,900.00

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

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