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Northrop Grumman Principal Quality Engineer- Mission Assurance (Clearance Required) in Azusa, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector, Strategic Force Programs division is seeking a Principal Quality Engineer (Level 3) to join our mission assurance team.

Mission Assurance Quality Engineer defines and monitors mission assurance program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of programs. This role must have knowledge and experience in Aerospace Quality Assurance principles and practices in a Space Environment including program quality engineering, manufacturing, assembly, integration, functional and environmental testing, receiving inspection, supplier quality systems, workmanship inspections and audits. This position shall provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems and have complete understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.

Candidate shall have experience in controlling: Non-Conforming hardware and associated material review board practices, 6 Sigma, Lean and be familiar with SAP. Preferred to have experience with auditing for ISO-9002 / AS-9100 compliance, Root Cause analysis and Continuous Improvement. Defines and monitors mission assurance program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of programs. Assesses program performance and risks, and determines resources to ensure mission assurance


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM Field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) & 5 years of related engineering experience, OR a Master's Degree in a STEM field & 3 years of related engineering experience

  • Experience in Manufacturing processes

  • Ability to travel to customer facility at least 10% of the time

  • Active & current DoD Secret security clearance or higher (U.S. Citizenship is required)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree with 7 years' experience in Quality / Mission Assurance with Space Systems / Hardware

  • Familiar with VoC and capable of interfacing with DCMA and external customers

  • Active Top Secret security clearance

  • Ability to use Minitab, MS Project

  • Black Belt / Green Belt Certified

  • AS9100 / ISO 9000 Auditor

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 Category : Engineering