Quality Engineer 2 / 3 - OxnardOxnard, CA

Requisition ID: R10162752

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Oxnard, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman’s Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Mission Enabling Products (MEP) is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U. S. satellite built in the last 20 years. Learn more about Spacecraft Components at our website: .

Northrop Grumman Space Components has an opening for a Quality Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Oxnard, CA .

Northrop Grumman's Mission Enabling Products, Deployables team has an opening for a Quality Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Quality Engineering organization. The Quality Engineer role will support the requirements of the solar arrays and deployables manufacturing. This position will be based in Oxnard , CA .

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, modify, apply and maintain 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.

  • Processes complex non-conformances and complex Material Review dispositions from initiation through completion, via collaboration and coordination of dispositions with internal and external customers, presents same to internal and external customers to ensure timely dispositions in support of Production schedule.

  • 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.

  • Travel between Oxnard and Goleta NGC sites may be required, when required by management and/or customer demand.

Basic Qualifications for level 2:

  • 2 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline; 0 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree

  • US citizenship required.

  • Experience working within Quality Management Systems, AS9100 preferred.

  • Initiating and processing discrepancies and corrective action.

  • Experience conducting Material Review Board.

  • Experience performing root cause analysis including documentation and presentation is required.

  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and collaborating with all manufacturing departments and interfacing with customer representatives.

Basic Qualifications for level 3 (Principal):

  • 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD

  • US citizenship required

  • Experience working within Quality Management Systems, AS9100 preferred.

  • Initiating and processing discrepancies and Corrective Action.

  • Experience conducting Material Review Board.

  • Experience performing Root Cause analysis including documentation and presentation is required.

  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and collaborating with all manufacturing departments and interfacing with customer representatives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred candidates would have knowledge of advanced engineering and manufacturing processes

  • Preferred candidates would have training and successful application of lean principles.

  • Preferred candidates would be proficient in ERP and MES systems.

  • Knowledge of mechanical and non-destructive inspection techniques and tools.

  • Experience with complex BOM's, composites, solar array and boom manufacturing.

  • CDR, MRR, TRR process experience.

  • Composites Bonding, Composites Testing.

  • J –STD Soldering, Crimping, IPC Specs, Solar Cell Visual inspection, Manufacturing Planning review.

  • Key Characteristics Control Planning, Gage R&R and MSA analysis, First Past Yield analysis, Continual Improvement.

Salary Range: $79,300 - $118,900

Salary Range 2: $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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.