Northrop Grumman Engineer Mission Assurance 4 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Mission Assurance Engineer to be located at our Rolling Meadows, IL location.

Put your years of experience into a future of excellence... The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Mission Assurance team to support the Land & Avionics C4ISR Division, Emerging Systems and Strategic Initiatives (ESSI) BU, Advanced EO/EW Organization.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provides independent technical subject matter expertise, when needed in any program phase, to provide guidance, resolve technical issues, and mitigate risks.

  • Capable of credibly engaging at a peer level with program engineering leadership on complex technical issues.

  • Contributes as needed to technical planning, concept development, mission suitability analysis, trade studies, functional analysis, timeline analysis, translation of customer requirements into hardware and software specifications, design, fabrication, test, root cause analysis, verification and validation, installation, operation, maintenance, and supportability and effectiveness analyses.

  • Implement MA engagement strategies across the program life-cycle from supporting new business pursuits to supporting fielded systems.

  • Act as the main Quality focal point for the program and will be responsible for applying and maintaining quality evaluation.

  • Implement and enforce techniques and control systems to ensure compliance with contractual requirements.

  • Develop, modify, apply and maintain quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials.

  • Collaborate with customers, supply chain, program management, contracts, engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place and maintained.

  • Perform assessments of the program activities to ensure compliance with stated requirements.

  • Design and analyze inspection and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment.

  • Perform analysis of program quality data to assess and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications.

  • Measure and monitor supplier performance, chairing the material review board, reviewing and approval of technical documentation, establishing program corrective action boards and interfacing with upper management on quality related issues.

  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic, matrix organizational environment.

  • Supports the Business Acquisition Process by participating in proposal reviews, assessing program start-up readiness, and providing status of proposal activities. DOD Proposal experience is preferred.

  • Ability to seek out and compile information to understand the bigger picture.

  • Ability to work in and promote an inclusive work environment characterized by mutual respect and the valuing of differences to drive business results.

Travel: position will require travel between two sites within the same geographic area. Other business travel will be minimal, but may be required on occasion up to 10%.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM related technical field.

  • 9+ years relevant experience in quality, engineering or manufacturing.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Must possess an active Secret Security Clearance or have the ability to obtain one. (US Citizenship required.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.

  • Ability to perform quality related data analysis

  • Prior Quality engagement across program lifecycle.

  • Prior proposal experience.

  • Prior experience supporting field operations.

  • Ability to create and manage databases.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification

  • ASQ Certifications (CQM, CQE)

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