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Sr. Principal Engineer Quality

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: August 4, 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 is seeking a talented Quality Engineer to join our team in Sunnyvale, CA.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. May specialize in the areas of design, incoming material, production control, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality. May be certified in lean and six-sigma quality engineering methodologies.This position will require a high level of understanding of quality practices and principles. Shall be capable of working comfortably as the Cost Account Manager for major programs. Capable of leading a extensive Root Cause Corrective Action through a vigorous documented process. Experience in high tolerance machining, heat treat, welding and chemical processing is very favorable. Must be at a high level of understanding for Geometric Tolerancing and capable of reading a CMM report.Knowledge and experience working with DCMA is a plus.Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering discipline with a minimum of nine (9) years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in engineering in highly-regulated manufacturing environments.
  • Ability to quickly and continuously learn new skill sets
  • Must be able to work independently and make sound judgments regarding work methods and tools
  • Developing knowledge of the basic principles in various engineering disciplines. Ability to solve routine design and engineering tasks with minor assistance
  • Must be proficient in a variety of mathematical disciplines and be able to work with all standards of engineering units of measurement
  • Must have good verbal/written communication skills
  • Good computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Projects, and ExcelPreferred Qualifications:
    • Experience in at least one of the following categories: Fabrication, Welding, Casting, Machining, Motors
    • Ability to discuss technical or project management issues, both verbally and in written form
    • Knowledge and application of sound project management skills: planning, organizing, follow-through, and control
    • Good troubleshooting and problem-solving skillsMAQEASalary 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.

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