179596 - Director of General Manufacturing
CA-S.Cali-Los Angeles/Orange Counties

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Director of General Manufacturing for an opportunity in Palmdale, CA.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on groundbreaking systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join efforts to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable commitment to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.
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 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 create 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 customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results. If this is YOU…keep reading!
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Director of General Manufacturing to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA. You will lead, manage and integrate product delivery and support organizations into an effective high performance team.
Essential Functions:
In coordination with IPT leadership, functional management and shared services, this role ensures that Program operations and facilities have the capabilities, processes and resources required to meet current and future needs.
The selected candidate will be responsible for:
The on-time delivery of high quality products and services that meet all contractual requirements and business objectives.
Maintaining a clean and safe work environment utilizing and improving established factory accountability processes.
Providing leadership that fosters an inclusive, motivated and engaged work culture.
Managing direct/indirect budgets and capital asset expenditures.
Driving the continuous improvement of people (to include training & development), products, processes, systems and services through the application of innovative technologies, lean principles, six-sigma projects, common best practices and other appropriate tools and techniques.
Staffing, cost, schedule and quality performance.
Managing concurrent design and build activities.
Communications with various executive level leaders, internal workforce and external customers.
Finally, the selected candidate must be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and complex manufacturing processes in collaborative/team settings across all levels of the organization.

A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree required.
At least 9 years of manufacturing experience.
Proven experience leading a large touch labor workforce in an integrated product team environment.
Strong understanding assembly processes; crew-cycling, staffing, skill mix and constraint management.
Must possess an extensive knowledge of composite fabrication, product development, (EMD) engineering & manufacturing development and production build experience.
Cost Account Management (CAM) & (EAC) estimate at completion development.
Ability to mitigate complex producibility challenges.
Ability to develop and implement process improvements initiatives.
Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management.
Preferred Qualifications:
Must exhibit strong leadership characteristics.
Experience with EVMS (Earn Value Management System).
Extensive knowledge of manufacturing processes.

A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree required. Master's degree or STEM degree is preferred.
School must be accredited.

9/80 workweek

Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Kristie Hardage
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x251 or (800) 927-9318 x251

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.