Manager Test Engineer I

United States-Ohio-Beavercreek, United States

$105-157k

Full Time

14 minutes ago

Job description

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: Secret

TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time

Description

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.

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) is looking for a qualified technical leader to join our growing team, serving as a technical manager of our RF Test team. This position is in Beavercreek, Ohio and requires onsite presence. Our engineering team consists of a unique blend of scientists, engineers, and technicians that specialize in antennas, radomes, electromagnetic materials, structures, and RF testing for military aerospace applications. We design and manufacture solutions for our war fighters to keep our country safe and maintain peace on a global scale. Our team is afforded the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art designs, primarily for classified applications, in both team and individual settings. Our employees are equipped with the latest design, development, and test tools and our company values development of our employees.

Key Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Serve in dual capacities as a functional manager, providing direct supervision/management to the RF Test staff and perform as a technical contributor.
  • Coordinate test activities, work cross-functionally with Operations and Engineering to understand needs and derive specific tasks to team members, including readiness reviews; typical test activities include Engineering development support or recurring production tests.
  • Ensure all activities are performed in accordance with authored and approved security procedures and CONOPS.
  • Responsible to develop and maintain best practice department standards, including regular maintenance of RF Test related command media.
  • Management of RF test laboratories, including a compact range and additional RF lab spaces.  
  • Maintain operational readiness of all critical equipment/systems in each test facility, including calibrations, certifications, regular maintenance of STE, and critical spares.
  • Management of lab budgets, direct labor rates, including periodic reviews with finance.
  • Participation in capital expense planning and execution.
  • Support marketing inquires and proposals for relevant RF Test opportunities.
  • Daily approval and management of direct report timekeeping.
  • Conduct 1:1 meetings, mid-year and end of year performance reviews with direct reports.
  • Participate and/or lead RF Test team meetings, including cross-functional meetings.
  • Manage direct report execution of training, along with employee goals and development.
  • Maintain relevant qualifications and employee certification to those qualifications.
  • Manage staffing decisions (recruiting/hiring/termination) to meet business needs.
  • Ability to travel up to 10 percent

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, technical management, or closely related field.
  • 7 years of industrial experience in RF Test related activities.
  • Ability to maintain a U.S. Government SECRET clearance (U.S. citizenship is a prerequisite), with existing or prior access to Special Access Programs (SAP).


Preferred Qualifications (above and beyond basic):

  • Active SECRET clearance with existing or prior access to Special Access Programs (SAP).
  • 10 years’ experience in combination of RF Test industrial experience and supervisory roles.
  • Hands-on experience in operation and understanding of a Compact Range, including RADAR operation, calibration, test, and data processing.
  • Hands-on experience in operation and understanding of various RF Test equipment including Vector Network Analyzer, RF Power Meter, Spectrum Analyzer, Oscilloscope, Multi-meter, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with qualification testing and environmental stress screening; preferred experience with thermal cycling and shock / vibration testing.
  • Ideal candidate is a proven leader, highly responsible, level-headed, action-oriented, able to see the big picture, high-quality decision-making capability, and are able to influence.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and strong communicator, both written and spoken formats.
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of an organization and with external customers; cross‑functional collaboration is critical to success in this role.
  • Ability to balance functional management responsibilities while working alongside and leading direct reports on daily work scope.
  • Ability to demonstrate team‑centric mindset, responsible for well‑being of team members while being solution‑focused.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Salary Range: $104,600.00 - $156,800.00

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

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