Security Clearance Jobs for Defense and Intelligence Careers

Questions? Call Us 888-725-6997


View Job

Operations Manager

Northrop Grumman | Huntsville AL 35899 USA | Full Time | Posted: 01/15/2021

Job Descriptiontop

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.

Job Summary

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is searching for an Operations Manager in Huntsville Alabama.
  • Requires an active/current secret or DoD clearance
The Operations team in Huntsville, ALA supports the manufacture, assembly and test of target launch vehicles for the Missile Defense Agency's Intermediate Range and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile target program (IRBM/ICBM Program). The Operations Manager (Huntsville) will provide operational focus (cost, quality and schedule) for the IRBM/ICBM Targets program operations team in Huntsville, AL. The Operations Manager (Huntsville) will be an Operations leader on the program with accountability to the Huntsville Site Manager and Program Operations Manager. The Operations Manager (Huntsville) will have responsibility to ensure operational aspects of the program from material procurement to finished product delivery are properly planned and executed in accordance with the Program Execution Plan. This includes establishing needs and driving delivery of Engineering products and support as required to meet program schedule.

Job Description:
  • Collaborates with Huntsville Site Manager, Program Operations Manager and other support functions to achieve integration, test and delivery objectives for the IRBM/ICBM Targets operations at the Missile Assembly Building (MAB) in Huntsville Alabama.
  • Oversees day-to-day planning and operations for IRBM/ICBM Production and Mission activities in the Missile Assembly Building (MAB).
  • Leads effort to establish and maintain a Program Daily Activity Schedule (DAS) for manufacturing and I&T activities.
  • Coordinates with managers and leadership from a cross-functional team to ensure all required support is available to execute daily plan, including Technicians, Engineering, Quality, Material Operations and Logistics.
  • Control Account Manager (CAM) for Integrated Operations activities in Huntsville. Maintains and provides Earned Value status for the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) relative to MAB Production operations, including cost variance analysis and corrective actions on cost accounts.
  • Develops program operations status and metrics on a regular basis and present to management and the customer.
  • Develops, evaluates and proposes alternate paths to continue processing hardware and mitigate schedule challenges while maintaining strict quality control and adhering to tight deadlines.
  • Coordinates delivery of hardware kits and assemblies to the Huntsville, AL MAB to ensure all deliveries are scheduled and arrive in timely manner to support Production and Mission operations.
  • Supports Program and Operations Management team in baselining contract awards in the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for all integration and test activities.
  • Coordinates with and informs government oversight representatives from the MDA and Defense Contractor Management Agency (DCMA) on daily activities and issues.
  • Acts as a change agent to improve material flow and empowerment within manufacturing and I&T utilizing lean practices and visual management.
  • Ensures standard processes, procedures and command media are followed, including include 5S, Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Control, Tool Control, among others
  • Develops, maintains and analyzes monthly metrics to promote sound operational decisions, improve efficiency and eliminate waste.
  • Supports and provides input to functional managers in regard to employee performance.
  • Champions ongoing Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Provide an operations presence with program HW/SW change boards to ensure design changes to the vehicle or Ground Support Equipment (GSE) have been properly vetted with operations/manufacturing schedules, operational build/test impacts, and feasibility to execute the changes.
  • Occasional business travel may be necessary (20% or less)


Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors degree with a minimum of 7 years directly related experience,
Minimum 5 years with Master Degree.
  • Requires active/current secret/DoD clearance
  • Must be able to exercise influence and lead team to success
  • Ability to make independent decisions, be self-motivated, possess excellent communications skills, detail-oriented, and team player
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with an ability to effectively communicate to all levels of employees, management and customers
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in managing internal relationships, prioritization, and delegation.
  • Ability to be flexible, innovative, work with speed and agility to drive tasks to completion
  • Must be detail-oriented but able to grasp the big picture
  • Experience with Deltek/Costpoint and TipQA is a plus
  • Microsoft Office Suite Experience including Word, Project, Excel, PowerPoint and Vision

    Preferred Qualifications:

    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.

Job Requirementstop

Job Detailstop

Location Huntsville, AL, 35899, United States
Categories Administrative & Clerical
Sec Clearances Secret

Location Maptop

Contact Informationtop

Contact Name -
How to apply Employer provided a link where your application will be accepted. Click on the link below and follow instructions.
Apply Click Here (apply to job)
Job Code 20030532