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Northrop Grumman Section Manager - Mechanical Engineering 2 in Redondo Beach, California

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.

SSSD has an opening for a Manager Mechanical Engineering 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

As a Manager of Mechanical Engineering, you will lead a group of approximately 15 engineers responsible for the routing and installation of mechanical subsystems and mechanical design integration ranging from T01 to T05 levels located in Redondo Beach, California. You will provide support to multiple space programs in both unclassified and classified environments.

Successful managers will:

  • Provide leadership and direction to team members

  • Ensure members have sufficient statements of work

  • Manage employee performance (including engagement strategies for higher performers and corrective actions for lower performers)

  • Coordinate with programs to ensure appropriate staffing/de-staffing actions are developed and execute relative to their section

  • Ensure employees are familiar with, and use required engineering processes and tools.

  • Resolve technical challenges on programs involving section members.

  • Make decisions regarding required escalation and resources required for resolution.

  • Responsible for day-to-day operation of the organization including employee movement and balancing of resources among programs, and resolving critical/urgent program/technical issues.

  • Provides technical support to programs and leads technical teams.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules: For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work.

For more details, please view: Northrop Grumman Benefits: Northrop Grumman Benefits


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have 9 years of space subsystems design and integration experience or mechanical design integration space experience (in lieu of a degree) or 5 years years of space subsystems design and integration experience or mechanical design integration space experience with a Bachelor's Degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Aeropsace Engineering or related STEM discipline.

  • Experience with CAD tools

  • Candidate must have an active DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior functional management experience or engineering team lead experience

  • Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering

  • Experience with industry standard design tools including: CATIA V5, NX8 or NX10, Teamcenter, Engineering Central and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance applications (GD&T)

  • Must be a good communicator and work well in a team environment

  • Active SCI clearance

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.

Job Category : Engineering