Northrop Grumman Staff Mission Assurance Engineer in Plymouth, Minnesota

Staff Mission Assurance Engineer

Locations:Plymouth, MN

Categories: Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID:GMR20180312-49094

Northrop GrummanInnovation Systems - Armament Systems Division (NGIS-ASD) is seeking a Staff Mission Assurance Engineerto join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at ourPlymouth, MNlocation.

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

ASD develops Advanced Ammunition, Guns, and Barrier Systems in addition to Air Defense, Air Delivered, and Precision Systems for the U.S. Government and our Allies. The successful candidate will provide process support with the goal of achieving superior program performance and strive for 100% Mission Success. The candidate will provide critical thinking to our segments and programs to assure we are in alignment with our mission and strategies and be a lead voice for function and segment to assure all voices are heard and valued. They will be independent, always looking at our mission and vision to assure our strategies and execution are in alignment with them and that our innovation pipeline supports the mission and the employees of ASD.

The team is committed to unmatched expertise in the core areas of process development and performance management, business management and operational excellence, risk management, and continuous improvement. The team manages a healthy pipeline of integrated, multi-disciplined continuous improvement projects, tools and solutions.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Attitude, Servant Leader, in that success is measured in how well the Business Segment does and the people MA interfaces within the Business Segment

  • Aligned in business segments to monitor and help the overall segment and program achieve performance goals, helping them to identify and communicate issues and evaluate performance risk, and work with segment and cross functional teams to mitigate identified risk.

  • Work cross functionally to identify and prioritize problems, create initiatives for business, operational, technical, and administrative process improvements in support of the overall mission success, to reduce waste and quantifiably improve process efficiency & effectiveness.

  • Provide independent analysis of growth and execution strategies to leadership for development, test, and production

  • Ensure robust program execution through program plan and schedule reviews combined with critical thinking to verify all key risks have been identified and satisfactorily mitigated

  • Establish key project and process indicators / measures to assess project success and process performance.

  • Proactively work with functions and segments to continuously improve our Quality Management System and correct any identified deficiencies in support of our mission and strategies.

  • Audit business systems and processes against our Mission and strategies for risk, problem identification, and correction. Ensuring that corrective measures address all stakeholders’ voices and meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements.

  • Works with personnel at all levels and across the organization including executives, and provides executive level briefings.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering & 15 years, or Masters in Engineering & 10 years, or PhD & 7 years in mechanical, electrical, chemical, physics, aerospace, or systems engineering

  • Significant experience within one or more of the following areas: Mission Assurance, Supply Chain, Systems Engineering, Quality or Manufacturing Engineering, or equivalent expertise.

  • Strong in understanding and application of statistical methods, data / analytical expertise.

  • Strong written and verbal communication and formal presentation skills.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance. US Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree.

  • Lean / Six Sigma Master Black-Belt Certified.

  • Experience with Minitab or equivalent statistical software.

  • Process-focused ISO9000/AS9100 audit experience.

  • Able to develop, manage, maintain new or existing, multiple information systems.

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:+10 Years