Staff Engineer Mission AssuranceTampa, FL

Requisition ID: R10162372

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Tampa, Florida, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

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.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Staff Mission Assurance Engineer working at our supplier site in Clearwater, FL.

What you will get to do:

Define and monitor Quality and Mission Excellence (QME) program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of programs. Perform or assure quality, risk management, safety, reliability and maintainability of program achievements, subcontractors, and suppliers in accordance with contractual requirements. Assess program performance and risks, and determines resources to ensure QME effectiveness. Is responsible for QME task delegation and establishing budgets and spend plans. Works alongside the Cost Account Manager (CAM) to support program Earned Value (EV) analysis and establish budget baselines.

  • Applies advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts. Contributes to the development of new principles and concepts. Utilize customer and Northrop Grumman Mission Assurance policies and procedures, and industry standards such as ISO 9001/AS9100, to help realize those solutions.

  • Works on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions, which are highly innovative and ingenious.

  • Participates as QME representative in Configuration Control Board meetings to assure compliance with established Configuration Management policies and procedures.

  • Develops advanced technological ideas and guides their development into a final product.

  • Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve critical organizational objectives and effect the image of the organization technological capability.

  • Hands-on experience developing or reviewing plans and processes associated with AS9100.

  • Works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often self-initiated.

  • Determines and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. Work checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than by formal review of superior.

  • Works with the QME team and program management team to define, gather, evaluate, and effectively present process and quality metrics to assist with program efficiency, effectiveness, and continuous improvement.

  • Ability to coordinate/collaborate with external quality teams in data gathering, problem solving, risk mitigation, and root cause corrective action.

  • Experience providing root cause analysis and presenting key metrics to Quality and Program leadership. Serves as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs. Acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications. Serves as the QME representative on the program Material Review Board.

  • Also serves as the primary liaison with customer representatives and coordinates and supports product “Sell-Off” and well as responses to customer questions and requests for corrective actions.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or other technical field such as Mechanical, Electrical, or Manufacturing Engineering

  • A minimum of 14 years of related experience in supporting systems engineering, systems integration, software engineering, software development, software test processes, or program management; (OR 12 Years related experience with Masters; OR 9 Years related experience with PhD)

  • Active DOD Secret clearance

  • Experience with AS9100/ISO9001 Quality Management experience

  • Working knowledge of Federal and Defense contracting requirements including ITAR and FAR/DFARS

  • Solid written and verbal interpersonal, communication skills and confidence to brief senior management with solid foundation in Quality and Mission Excellence applications.

  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams to resolve problems or issues

  • Exposure to Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

  • Experience in dispositioning hardware for quality related issues in a manufacturing facility that builds microelectronics

  • Have extensive experience in quality planning

  • Have participated in the Material Review Board (MRB) process

  • Experience in micro-electronics manufacturing

  • Have performed and led RCCAs on complex problems

  • Supplier oversight and collaboration experience

  • Have performed internal and external audits

Preferred Qualifications :

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Manufacturing Engineering

  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt

  • Excellent data analysis skills

  • Strong presentation & communication skills

  • Demonstrated experience in interfacing seamlessly with cross functional teams, suppliers, customers and major subcontract parts

  • Six Sigma trained/certified or knowledge of statistical analysis methods and techniques.

  • Awareness of the J-standard requirements

  • Experience with a manufacturing execution system such as SAP

  • Experience with mentoring less experienced personnel

  • Record of increasing responsibility and leadership supporting manufacturing, electrical, and mechanical engineering organizations

  • SAP MES knowledge

  • Experience working with electrical or mechanical design requirements and specifications.

  • Experience working with or apply J-standard requirements

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an advanced clearance

  • Strong experience with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Have hardware design and/or test experience

  • Have performed Kaizen and Value Stream Mapping events

Salary Range: $142,500 - $213,700

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.