Northrop Grumman Manager Flight Operations 1 in Sierra Vista, Arizona

Manager Flight Operations 1

Requisition ID: 17010135

Location(s): United States-Arizona-Sierra Vista

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company whose work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. It’s not the systems that drive us: it’s the soldier our systems bring home. It’s not just the equipment that motivates us: it’s the people our equipment protects. It’s not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it’s whom those innovations serve. We’re united by our work to help people and protect the world. And that mission makes our team even stronger.

When you join Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that’s uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits. We’re committed to our employees’ professional and personal development and success.

Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better.

Northrop Grumman in Sierra Vista Arizona is seeking a Manager of Flight Operations.

This successful candidate will be responsible for the performance of the Hunter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in the OCONUS tactical environment. The successful candidate requires in-depth knowledge of UAS operations, intelligence collection capabilities, limitations and tactical employment. This role will have go/no-go decision authority for flight ops and will be looked upon as the Northrop Grumman Subject Matter Expert to the customer for safe and effective Hunter system flight and ground operations.

The position will base out of Sierra Vista, AZ and will require travel to overseas locations for a period of up to 1 year at a time.

Primary duties of this assignment :

  • Selection and scheduling of subordinates to support all facets of flight and ground operations.

  • Oversee aircraft operator, payload operator and maintainer training and adherence.

  • Ensure the team can successfully execute customer missions safely and within the UAS flight envelope.

  • Establish, document, and continually improve Ground Operations Procedures (GOPS), Flight Operations Procedures (FOPS) and locale based Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Coordinate and interact with several UAS support disciplines such as maintenance, logistics, configuration management, supportability, integration and test, systems engineering, aviation standardization and quality.

  • Manage anomaly resolution to ensure departures from planned missions are understood and resolved.

  • Ensure required reporting metrics are maintained and published as required by upper management and/or the customer.

  • Be capable of independent decision making.

  • Provide support, guidance and professional development mentorship to assigned personnel as appropriate.

  • Provide customer interface with the United States DoD and military organizations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Leadership or Aviation discipline; In lieu of formal education, 4-6 years directly related experience may be considered.

  • 3 or more years of experience as shown on your resume communicating/presenting to senior civilian and military leadership.

  • Hunter Operator Initial Qualifications .

  • Must be medically cleared to deploy to OCONUS location (medical requirements available upon request).

  • Secret Security Clearance required

  • Able to obtain/maintain a corporate sponsored travel card

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Full Spectrum Leadership qualities

  • Hunter Instructor Qualifications .

  • Experience working in austere tactical environments

  • Experience managing Government Owned, Contractor Operated (GOCO) teams

  • Experience with aviation maintenance best practices

  • Experience with TAMMs, COLTs & UAS-I

  • Knowledge of EVMS - Prior CAM a plus

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.

Title: Manager Flight Operations 1

Location: Arizona-Sierra Vista

Requisition ID: 17010135