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Northrop Grumman Engineer Supplier Quality/Principal Engineer Supplier Quality (2/3) in Sykesville, Maryland

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented Supplier Quality Engineer to join our team in Sykesville, Maryland.

This Supplier Quality Engineer will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Responsible for Supplier Quality risk management.

  • Develops and implements supplier quality evaluation and control systems.

  • Assures supplier process and product quality, including contractual, regulatory, and technical compliance.

  • Interfaces directly with supplier personnel and must be knowledgeable in and capable of assessing both supplier quality and manufacturing processes and procedures.

  • Conducts product and process verification activities, monitors supplier quality performance, and drives root cause corrective action analysis for supplier quality issues.

  • Supports the maintenance of the approved supplier list and periodically reviews supplier performance to determine whether suppliers should remain on the approved list.

  • Manages supplier requests for waivers, deviations and discrepancy reporting process.

  • Keeps management apprised of supplier performance, quality status, and risks. Coordinates and oversees Supplier Quality plan implementation through all program phases.

  • Actively engages in supplier evaluation, qualification and selection as part of the Business Acquisition Process (BAP) and as new procurements are required on existing programs.

  • Manages implementation of Supplier Quality processes, including supplier approval activities, source selection evaluations, supplier classification designation (Critical, Key and Standard), development and execution of risk assessments and mitigation plans, and supplier quality requirements development and flow-downs.



Basic Qualifications for a Level 2:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related STEM Field and 2+ years of relevant experience (or a Master's Degree in a related STEM

  • field and 0 years of experience)

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

  • Experience in root cause analysis and corrective action

  • Demonstrated problem solving ability

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM Field and 5+ years of experience or a Master's Degree in STEM field with 3+ years of experience

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

  • Experience in root cause analysis and corrective action

  • Demonstrated problem solving ability

Preferred Qualifications for Both Levels:

  • Current active security clearance

  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification

  • Supplier quality experience

  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 or AS9100 requirements

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 : Engineering