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Northrop Grumman Mgr Quality 2 (Test & Inspection) - 2nd Shift in Baltimore, Maryland

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a second shift Test Inspection Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and lead a front line inspection department that supports the Airborne C4ISR Division in our Mission Systems sector in Baltimore, Maryland. This position will report into the Quality & Mission Excellence functional organization and will support all programs and contracts.

The Test Inspection Manager supervises represented employees who inspect product to determine compliance with Northrop and customer requirements. The Test Inspection Manager will monitor all work operations of their direct reports on a daily basis and actively assist or provide direction as required and may perform, in staff or professional groups of ongoing tasks of the organizational group.

Must be able to understand and interpret process procedures, drawings, and other documentation that pertains to the manufacturing of product. Accomplish tasks mainly through direct supervision of non-exempt employees. Meets the minimum requirements of executive exemption under the FAIR Labor Standards Act. They will ensure that projects are completed on schedule following established procedure and schedules.

Roles and Responsibilities for Test Inspection Manager:

  • Monitor and track SAP deliveries and rejection metrics for the site, and implement critical process improvement to ensure the highest quality product is delivered to the customers

  • Communicate risks and opportunities to management and programs on products that undergo inspection in Final Assembly

  • Provide Manager oversight for a union represented inspection group, input for mid-year and end of year performance, provide hiring and training of new inspectors, and provide conflict resolution

  • Attend management product status weekly meetings and provide presentations to quality management on status of trending metric changes

  • Meet and work with Customers on a daily basis for quality related tasks relating to Final Assembly

  • Meet and work with DCMA on a monthly basis for the selloff of product

  • Manage overtime for the group and provide weekend support when needed, and review and approve time charging for inspectors

  • Provide headcount and hiring forecasts

  • Responsible for the control and disposition of production and customer scrap

  • Conduct audits and support third party audits of the facility

  • Ensure that correct and effective metrics are utilized to improve product compliance.

  • Identify innovative ways to improve the efficiency of inspection and reduce the inspection time

  • Identify quality problems, issues, and defects through root cause investigation and corrective action implementations

  • Support assigned programs by identifying quality requirements as defined by the contract.

  • Enforce quality and operational requirements as defined by our in-house processes and NGMS quality manuals to program management, engineering, and manufacturing.

  • Enforce in-house Quality and Operational requirements for compliance to ISO-9001.2015, AS9100 Rev C, and In-house Operational Manuals.

  • Actively pursue corrective action to ensure compliance to our contracts, processes, and procedures.

  • Develop and maintain activities/metrics to support the Quality Assurance activities in pursuit of Quality tasks.

  • Provide guidance to peers and management in the pursuit of quality excellence.

  • Develop and maintain customer satisfaction.

  • Ensure compliance of our deliveries to our customers both for schedule and quality.

  • Coordinate FAIs for sell-off and in-process inspection when needed.

  • Use and identify various measuring and inspection equipment that will increase efficiency and provide accurate defect recognition

  • May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.



Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma and 13+ years of relevant experience (or Bachelor's degree and 9+ of years of relevant experience or; Master's degree and 7+ years of relevant experience or; PhD and 4+ years of relevant experience).

  • Excellent computer skills and Microsoft Office tools expertise

  • Demonstrated leadership characteristics in a team environment

  • Previous experience working in quality, supply chain, program management, engineering, business, or manufacturing.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work second shift

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. US citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ten years' experience in a leadership role in the Aerospace or Electronics Industry.

  • Five years working in quality, supply chain, program management, engineering, business, or manufacturing

  • Active DOD Secret Clearance

  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 / AS9100 Quality Management System certification process

  • Lean / Six Sigma Black Belt certification

  • Knowledgeable of Earned Value Management

  • Familiarity with SAP

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 : Mission and Quality Assurance