Principal Engineer Quality

Northrop Grumman

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(26)

Sunnyvale, CA

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    Position summary

    act people's 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 nation's 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, they're making history.

    Job Description:
    Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented Principle Quality Engineer to join our team in Sunnyvale, CA. The selected candidate will represent the Quality and Mission Excellence department supporting a program or programs in a Program Quality Engineer role, with responsibility for the overall program quality over the lifecycle of the program.
    Note: This position requires an on-site presence
    Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

    Role and Responsibilities:
    The Quality Engineer supports a Program or Programs in a Program Quality Engineer role, with responsibility for the overall program quality over the lifecycle of the program. The Program Quality Engineer's primary responsibilities across this lifecycle include:
    Developing and Supporting Program proposal activities,
    Developing and implementing the Program Quality Plan,
    Planning/establishing the baseline for the Program quality scope,
    Support execution of the Program's procurement, manufacturing, and test plans,
    Monitoring and control of both supplier and manufacturing performance,
    Driving and supporting Continuous Improvement (CI) activities on the Program, and
    Establishing good working relationships with customer and government representatives to facilitate demonstration of conformance to requirements of the finished work products.
    Additionally, the Quality Engineer:
    Develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product.
    Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place.
    Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment.
    Designs and analyzes inspection and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment; conducts quality assurance tests; and performs statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications.
    Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction.
    Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in a related STEM field and 5+ years of experience in a quality assurance, mission assurance, or related engineering role.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the basic principles in various engineering disciplines. Ability to solve routine design and engineering tasks without assistance
    • Ability to successfully engage with manufacturing and QC personnel on the shop floor to provide solutions and coach and mentor others in the use of Quality principles and practices
    • Must be familiar with standard Visual and Mechanical Inspection techniques and tools.
    • Experience in root cause analysis and corrective action
    • Good computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Projects, and Excel
    • Able to communicate and work effectively in a team setting
    • Ability to travel, up to 25%
    • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance (US Citizenship required).

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Demonstrated experience working in a Program Quality role in multiple phases of a program lifecycle.
    • Experience leading Quality activities in an ISO 9001/AS9100 Quality Management System Environment
    • Familiarity with standard non-destructive testing techniques and tools in a fabrication, machining, and assembly environment.
    • Experience performing Earned Value Management responsibilities as a Control/Cost Account Manager.
    • Experience developing, collecting, and analyzing metrics.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal oversight and lead cross-functional teams towards solutions in a multi-discipline team environment.
    • Excellent problem solving skills in a manufacturing environment implementing solutions to complicated technical issues. Green Belt Certification is a plus.
    • Experience leading/facilitating Root Cause Corrective Action activities
    • Experience conducting or managing internal audits
    • Experience working on DOD contracts and on Supplier Quality efforts

    Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

    The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

    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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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

    Why you should apply for a job to Northrop Grumman:

  • 93% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Back-up Care Advantage offers employees a safety net for those days when regular care arrangements fall through.
  • Sitter City offers access to babysitters, dog walkers & caregivers who can assist with special needs, companion care, housekeeping & more.
  • We’ve partnered with College Coach, an organization that can assist employees and their families through important educational challenges.