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Sr Principal Engineer Supplier Quality

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located at Sunnyvale, CA.

The Supplier Quality Engineer will support the Supplier Performance Management (SPM) organization within the Marine Systems business unit at the Sunnyvale California location; a key element of the Maritime/Land
Systems & Sensors (MLSS) Division. Marine Systems designs, builds, tests, and supports Power & Propulsion Systems and Launch Systems for the US Navy and allies of the US. Relocation assistance may be available. Occasional teleworking may be considered.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Perform Specification Compliance Reviews.
  • Perform First Article Inspections per ISO 9001 and hardware Source Inspections.
  • Initiate Corrective Action Plans and work with suppliers, manufacturing and engineering personnel to identify root cause and ensure robust corrective actions are implemented.
  • Document part non-conformances based on information provided by suppliers.
  • Perform process and product audits along with capacity assessments to ensure the supplier's processes are robust and capable.
  • Analyze part drawings and specifications and flow down quality requirements to suppliers via Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders.
  • Work with key suppliers to ensure they are performing well and their capacity and capability are adequate to deliver products to specifications and on time.
  • Perform Supplier performance management by analyzing performance data, and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Possess strong communication skills (both oral and written) which will be necessary to support the assignment and reports.
  • Be able to analyze and present data to SPM Management and Quality & Mission Excellence Director.
  • Provide supplier quality guidance and support to projects and processes.
  • Establish positive working relationships with suppliers and internal teams.Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in a related STEM Field
    • 9+ years of experience in Continuous Improvement
    • Experience with Mechanical products manufacturing processes
    • Experience in manufacturing special processes
    • Experience developing, collecting, and analyzing metrics.
    • Experience in root cause analysis and corrective action
    • Presentation and data packaging skills
    • Must be able to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance. US Citizenship required.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering
      • Familiarity with ASNT Standard Topical Outlines for Qualification of (NDT) Nondestructive Testing
      • Experience with MIL-STD-271, MIL-STD-2035, & MIL-STD-278
      • Six Sigma or Lean certifications
      • Experience with statistical process control, auditing to ISO 9001
      • Experience with measurement analysis methods.
      • PMP trained or certified
      • ASQ CQA (Certified Quality Auditor)MAQEA

        Salary Range: $114,300 USD - $171,500 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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Sunnyvale , Sr Principal Engineer Supplier Quality, Engineering , Sunnyvale, California

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