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Product Value Stream Design Leader - Space Components

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 21016346

Category: EngineeringLocation: San Diego - CA, United States of AmericaCitizenship Required: United States CitizenshipClearance Type: NoneTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this positionShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the TimePositions Available: 1

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.
The Space Components Business Unit is seeking a Product Value Stream Design Leader to join our team. Northrop Grumman Space Components Business Unit designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include satellites and associated space components and services; launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; and advanced aerospace structures.This position will be located in either San Diego, CA or Magna, Utah.The Product Value Stream Design Leader will provide both programmatic and technical Design leadership to the Structures Operating Unit (OU) and will have responsibility for quality, technical execution, schedule, and cost. The role will lead a product value stream design team and work closely with program leadership, structural analysis, manufacturing and testing teams, technical leaders, and functional subject matter experts within the Space Components Business unit.This position is expected to routinely perform design tasks in support of programs in conjunction with leadership roles and responsibilities. The product value stream design leader will report to the Design functional manager. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in design engineering and strong experience leading design activities.Leadership Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Design authority for value stream
  • Subject matter expert on composite structures design including composite laminate design (flat and molded), metallic fittings design, assembly architecture, etc.
  • Manage resources in collaboration with design functional manager
  • Escalation, assignments, employee reviews, employee development, DLY management, hiring, recruiting, and verification of work completeness and accuracy
  • Own program performance - SQDEC daily management. Escalation of technical, schedule, and financial issues. Lead and/or support peer reviews at product level. Track first pass yield (FPY) and on time delivery (OTD) for design value stream
  • Program execution and support of program requirements
  • Ensure technical compliance. Manage risk assessment and management across programs in value stream. Identify needs for product development. Ensure proper coordination with tool design group. BOE's and assumptions in support of proposals
  • Standardize, and improve, design processes within value stream
  • Focus value stream lessons learned, best practices, and continuous improvement implementations.Competencies:
    • Customer Focus - Building strong internal and external customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
    • Decision Quality - Making good and timely risk-conscious decisions that keep the organization moving forward
    • Optimizes Work Processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
    • Ensures accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments
    • Builds effective teams - Building strong teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals. Strong communication skills.
    • Drives engagement - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives
    • Demonstrates self-awareness - Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses
    • Instills trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honest, integrity, and authenticityDetailed Design Roles and Responsibilities:
      • Interact with analysis and development teams (teams include specialists in Analysis, Quality, Materials, Manufacturing) to create and verify creative design solutions that meet all requirements (technical, cost, schedule)
      • Generate mid-plane models (deliverable to Analysis) and detail solid product models
      • Support development of flight hardware design from preliminary through critical design phases, drawing release, manufacturing, integration, verification testing, and transportation
      • Contribute to selection of various materials used in the design of composite structures
      • Perform venting analysis for space flight structures - Perform tolerance stack up analyses
      • Prepare and make presentations summarizing structural design for internal review boards and external customer design reviews
      • Assist in assessment and disposition of discrepant hardware and hardware anomaliesBasic Qualifications:
        • Requires Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with a minimum of 5+ years experience in the structural design field within an engineering environment
        • Demonstrated leadership experience of an engineering team on structural design efforts is required
        • Proficiency in space and aerospace composites structures architecture, including bonded joints, sandwich panels and metals is required
        • Demonstrated experience with composite materials manufacturing processes and applications for extreme environments is required
        • A broad understanding of engineering, manufacturing, cost and schedule execution, scope management, and risk management is required
        • Proficiency in Siemens NX and Teamcenter is required
        • Must be a US citizenPreferred Qualifications:
          • Master's degree in Engineering or MBA preferred
          • Demonstrated experience in DFMA principles and mistake-proofing is preferred
          • End item test design and support experience including static load testing and dynamic testing is preferred.
          • Aerospace experience with product definition (specifications, SOW's, drawings) and design and verification processes is preferred
          • Must be a self-starter and possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to work independently or as part of a team
          • Must have the ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
          • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are preferred
          • Ability to receive a security clearance

            Salary Range: 110352 - 191664

            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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.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.

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