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Northrop Grumman Quality Manager 1 in Sierra Vista, Arizona

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a Quality Assurance Manager 1 to join our growing team of diverse professionals at Sierra Vista, Arizona . The Quality Assurance Manager will define and monitor Quality Assurance program specifications and processes for NATO AGS Global Hawk to ensure mission success of the program. The selected candidate will assess program performance and risks, and will allocate resources to ensure corporate and government standards are met.


  • Maintains open, honest, and direct communication of product assurance information to the Organizational Units (OUs) and program management through an independent reporting chain to the Program Mission Assurance (MA) manager

  • Leads daily inspection (incoming / in-process) operations and oversees the scheduling, utilization, and performance of the inspection team

  • Promotes the professional development of the inspection workforce and fosters a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement and inclusion, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement

  • Ensures the development and implantation of quality plans, programs, and procedures using statistical quality control statistics, lean manufacturing concepts, and six-sigma tools and analyses

  • Drives affordability through continuous improvement techniques (e.g., Six Sigma, Lean)

  • Advocates and implements continuous improvement opportunities, providing leadership and guidance in identifying and executing tasks to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of program performance

  • Ensures that performance and quality products conform to established company and regulatory standards by audits and program assesments

  • Assures the establishment of a meaningful metrics and measurement baseline that will assist the organization in meeting its critical objectives

  • Interfaces with manufacturing, engineering, and customer representatives to ensure requirements are met


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have one of the following:

  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years of years of quality / mission assurance experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related discipline with a minimum of 6 years of quality / mission assurance experience

  • Master's degree in business or related discipline with a minimum of 4 years of quality / mission assurance experience

  • Must have experience working with DCMA instruction 8210.1C Chg. 1 requirements

  • Must have an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

  • Must be able to work on-site in Sierra Vista, Arizona

  • Must be able to travel to Sigonella, Italy and travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Global Hawk platform experience

  • Yellow Belt Certified

  • ISO 9001 and/or AS9100 trained auditor

  • Experience working within NATO quality directives.

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