Northrop Grumman Supplier Quality Engineer 3 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented Supplier Quality Engineer to join our team in Rolling Meadows, IL.

The Supplier Quality Engineer will spend considerable efforts in developing program assessments to determine supplier quality risk, specification compliance reviews and affordable risk mitigation approaches. The candidate must be a self-starter who can problem solve with minimal supervision. The expectation of this role is to proactively manage supplier quality to drive down quality issues and improve delivery.

The candidate will also be responsible for planning and implementing Quality Assurance actions for Electrical/Mechanical, PWB/CCA, RF/Microwave, Cable and Connector suppliers as well as developing, collecting, analyzing and presenting supplier metrics to support the division Supplier Quality, Mission Assurance and Global Supply Chain teams.

Other activities may include (but not limited to) Production Readiness Reviews, quarterly division and sector supplier reviews, Supplier Quality support quoting and cost tracking, evaluation of supplier capacity, collaboration with programs and suppliers on Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA), and engaging with program capture teams to shape sourcing strategies based on supplier quality risk factors.

The candidate has technical training and/or experience in specifications/standards including Geometric Tolerancing per ANSI Y14.5, drawing interpretation, MIL-STD-883, IPC-610/J-STD-001, measurement and analysis methods, supplier process assessments and product inspections, Six Sigma concepts, and above average knowledge of MS Office Applications.

This position will require occasional in state and out of state travel.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering discipline.

  • 5 years of experience working in an engineering capacity

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

  • Experience developing, collecting, and analyzing metrics.

  • Ability to problem solve

  • Experience with measurement analysis methods.

  • Experience in drawing interpretation to ANSI Y14.5.

  • Ability to obtain a secret security clearance (U.S. citizenship required).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Optical/RF/Electrical background a plus

  • SAP Business System experience

  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification

  • Quality Engineering Experience

  • Earned Value Experience

  • Experience working in the aerospace environment

  • Secret Clearance

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