Non Destructive Test Manager (NDT Manager)-19033937

Location: Rocket Center
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact peoples 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 nations 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, theyre making history. 

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our products include launch vehicles, propulsion systems, missile products, subsystems and defense electronics, precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition, satellites and space components and services, and advanced aerospace structures.

This position will join our team in Rocket Center, WV just outside of Cumberland, MD. The Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) site in Rocket Center designs, develops and manufactures tactical rocket motors, medium caliber ammunition, composite components and end items, and fuze and electronics equipment. For decades, the dedicated and highly skilled team at ABL have supported national security efforts by developing and building defense systems for DoD customers and U.S. allies. 

This position will partner with other NDT leaders to perform the following responsibilities:

Provide technical guidance, assistance, and mentoring to NDT personnel.

Assist with training and testing NDT personnel for certifications, as appropriate.

Assist in scheduling personnel to meet inspection schedules and manage personnel to meet established budgets.

Establish and manage NDT performance metrics in an effort to facilitate continuous improvement activities.

Drive technology improvements in NDT with new equipment and processes, including equipment procurement justified with return of investment (ROI) cost savings.

Maintain compliance with Quality Management System (QMS) policies, procedures, and processes to ensure the performance and quality of products conform to established standards, specifications and agency guidelines.

Ensure NDT inspections and internal audits are conducted on a continual basis to enforce requirements and meet specifications.

Provide performance reviews and periodic feedback to direct reports.

Assist in scheduling and managing performance of radiation safety audits; support Radiation Safety Program, as necessary.

Perform NDT inspections, if necessary.  

Maintain and achieve NDT certifications, as appropriate.

This position may require occasional 2nd shift support, as necessary.


Basic Qualifications:

BS degree and 5 years of related experience 

Level II or III NDT certification required; more than one certification is preferred

Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a prerequisite

Previous experience in a manufacturing environment

Proficient in Microsoft Office 

Ability to document, plan and manage projects

Demonstrated problem solving and conflict management skills 

Decisive decision maker

Able to work and lead effectively in a team setting

Strong interpersonal, writing, communication and data analysis skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience in an Operations or Quality leadership position

What to Expect: 

If you are a dynamic and motivated professional, Northrop Grumman is the company that will help further your experience and career growth. We offer highly competitive salaries, an array of benefits to give you the support you need, and the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that is professional, creative and exible. Join our team and Work On What Matters.


Rocket Center, WV is located along the North Branch Potomac River in Mineral County, West Virginia and is home to the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL), a government installation operated by Northrop Grumman. Known for its scenic mountain landscapes, rolling hills and state parks, the region offers a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities to include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, hunting and whitewater rafting. Where can you get to from Rocket Center We are just a few hours from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Cleveland and not far from Philadelphia, Virginia and New York. If you enjoy a beautiful all-weather climate, low cost of living, zero gridlock traffic, outdoor activities and easy access to major cities along the east coast - this area has a lot to offer!

This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location.  Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.

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 ID: 19033937

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work..
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Secret Required
No - Teleworking not available for this position