Advanced Automation Manager Engineering 2

Northrop Grumman

3.2

(26)

Palmdale, CA

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    Position summary

    ger Manufacturing Engineering 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Advanced Automation organization. This leadership role is located in Palmdale, CA**

    The Automation Manufacturing Engineering Manager will become part of Northrop Grumman's Manufacturing Engineering Team working in a collaborative environment while promoting a positive and proactive teamwork environment. The Advanced Automation team develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control and may develop those techniques. Provides guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques. Ensures production processes and procedures follow regulations. The team's focus is upon automation projects such as including drilling systems; fiber placement systems for composites; robotics; coatings applications; projection systems and related equipment, which will include the following responsibilities:

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Oversee and manage the daily production availability of all automated equipment.
    • Responsible for the performance, status, sustainment, and continuous improvement of both equipment and processes.
    • Lead and manage a team of engineers responsible for a wide range of automated production processes such as drilling robots, painting robots, automated guided vehicles, and various automated technologies.
    • Establish and sustain the maximum availability of production automation through planned maintenance, optimization, and event recovery.
    • Organize a broad range of specialized training for engineering and production operation personnel.
    • Use advanced programming and analysis tools to maintain the Automation organizations body of knowledge, establish role and responsibility requirements, recognize strengths and opportunities in employee competency, and foster team development events.
    • Determine proper staffing requirements, resource assignments, and sustain

    We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

    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.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Must have a Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) AND 7 years of related work experience in production assembly/fabrication including composites, metallic, coatings application, and/or production manufacturing operations OR Master's Degree in STEM AND 5 years of experience in production assembly/fabrication including composites, metallic, coatings application, and/or production manufacturing operations OR PhD STEM with 2 years of experience in production assembly/fabrication including composites, metallic, coatings application, and/or production manufacturing operations

    • Must have 2 year of prior management/leadership experience in Manufacturing Engineering or Operations

    • Must have an ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance (US Citizenship required) as well as the ability to obtain and maintain Program Special Access

    • Ability to work 1st shift, or 2nd shift and any work schedule (times may vary)

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
    • Assembly automation experience, troubleshooting design and installation experience.
    • Knowledge of composite fabrication and tooling, concepts.
    • Experience designing in 3D CAD e.g., CATIA, NX, CREO etc.
    • Firm understanding of GD&T and tolerance stack-up
    • Understanding of Coordination of design and fabrication requirements for tools and fixtures with customers, both internal and external
    • Ability to interface/communicate with multiple levels of leadership, clients, and vendors
    • Project Management skills (proposal creation, scheduling, budget tracking)
    • Experience within the aerospace, automotive, or production related industry and/or with automated systems/machines
    • Experience in the development, capture, and execution of R&D technology capabilities.
    • Experience assessing maturity of new technology for transition to production
    • Experience with authoring proposals, technical documents, and procedures
    • Program management experience and PMP certification
    • Experience providing innovative techniques focused on improving product designs and tooling assemblies or equipment
    • The ability to demonstrate project management skills and problem-solving skills while supporting multiple projects simultaneously
    • Experience with drilling, CNC, and advanced manufacturing technologies
    • Experience with statistical analysis / green belt Six Sigma
    • Certification with using earned value management system (EVMS) for tracking project financials
    • Experience with machine controls, electrical theory, PLC ladder logic
    • Experience with robotics and robotic programing
    • Understanding and experience with CBA/ROI analysis and justification
    • Current and active DOD Secret or Top-Secret Clearance
    • Current Program Special Access
    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project)
    • Must have the ability to travel to support business requirements

    Salary Range: $122,200 - $183,400

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

    Why you should apply for a job to Northrop Grumman:

  • 93% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Back-up Care Advantage offers employees a safety net for those days when regular care arrangements fall through.
  • Sitter City offers access to babysitters, dog walkers & caregivers who can assist with special needs, companion care, housekeeping & more.
  • We’ve partnered with College Coach, an organization that can assist employees and their families through important educational challenges.