Devens, Massachusetts

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AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Venture, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications. Our talented team of engineers, managers and technologists conceive, design, develop and manufacture high precision products in an environment that requires significant collaboration and team work among multiple engineering disciplines.

We are currently seeking a Manufacturing Operations Manager and Actuator Value Stream Leader to provide Operations leadership and execution support to the Actuator Value Stream Line at AOA Xinetics, in Devens, MA. The Manufacturing Operations Manager and Actuator Value Stream Leader is accountable for complete operational execution, from contract award through delivery to external and internal customers, for the entire Actuator value stream.

Primary Responsibilities include:
  • Accountable to meet or exceed the operations safety, quality, delivery, employee and cost (SQDEC) expectations of external and internal customers across all AOX programs supported by Actuators. Ownership and accountability for effective hand-offs through all functional and process center areas. Own, execute and continuously improve daily management processes and communicate/escalate key issues to leadership and throughout the organization.
  • Maintain and assist in continued development of operations model and value stream organizational design. Evaluate and implement AOX and business unit operations and product best practices. Implement and maintain operations daily management standards, standard business systems and tools, and align improvement focus with engineering and programs teams.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with master scheduling, other product value streams, process centers, functional leaders (manufacturing engineering, quality, production planning and material control) and business support functions (program managers, finance, contracts, and human resources) to achieve product and site goals via sharing of resources, tools, equipment, and processes.
  • Accountable to meet/under-run AOX manufacturing rates and manage overhead and direct labor yield (DLY) rates.
  • Develop value stream hiring plans, onboarding, retention, and training plans in support of business needs.
  • Identify and develop business cases for capital project plans to support of value stream execution and growth, in collaboration with programs and engineering functions, and ensure continuous monitoring of projects and achieve performance/quality, delivery, and budget commitments.
  • Own Actuator Value Stream operations resource management, escalation, prioritization, and conflict resolution decisions.
  • Strengthen the operations team through "develop and deploy" operations strategies, providing coaching and personnel development with an intense focus on ownership of leadership and employee development, ensuring disciplined approaches are defined and executed.
  • Continuously review processes and procedures to ensure compliance and identify opportunities for improvement across all areas of the value stream.
  • Support customer proposals through generation of estimates, identification of operational risks, and identification of resource conflicts to ensure defendable basis of estimates for labor and schedule durations.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Associates degree with at least 10 years of operations, engineering, and/or program leadership experience.
  • Requires a proven track record and passion and relentless drive for achieving manufacturing and operational results, financial results, and effective and timely decision making.
  • Root cause problem solving and continuous improvement skills.
  • Broad technical experience, in repetitive manufacturing or actuators.
  • Knowledge and experience with executing process standards and risk management identification and mitigation.
  • Requires experience creating a culture of engagement and inclusion, continuous improvement and teamwork
  • Aerospace or Defense Industry experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree(s) in STEM discipline(s) and/or Business Administration
  • Experience transitioning products through the product lifecycle from development to full rate production
  • Bachelors Degree with at least 10 years of experience in operations with a focus in ceramic products.
Salary Range: $118,600 USD - $178,000 USD

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. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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

Devens, Massachusetts

 

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