Northrop Grumman Quality Engineer 3/4 in Woodland Hills, California
Northrop Grumman is seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer 3/4 to become part of Northrop Grumman's Mission Assurance organization as part of the Supplier Quality West Coast Field Operations team. This position will be located in Woodland Hills, California. This location works a 9/80 schedule.
Position will travel an estimated 75%. Travel is conducted during the work week.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Perform Specification Compliance Reviews, First Article Inspections per (AS9102 or equivalent) and Source inspections.
Initiate Corrective Action Plans and work with suppliers, manufacturing and engineering personnel to identify root cause and ensure robust corrective actions are implemented.
Perform process and product audits along with capacity assessments to ensure the supplier's processes are robust and capable.
Work with key suppliers to ensure they are performing well and their capacity and capability are adequate to deliver products on time
Lead Supplier performance management by analyzing performance data, and identifying opportunities for improvement
Preventing/Minimizing business impact from supplied material defects; supplier quality risk mitigation
Proactive reduction and prevention of supplied material defect occurrences and verification of supplied material defect claims
Strong communication skills (both oral and written) will be necessary to support the assignment and weekly reports.
Be able to analyze and present data to all levels of leadership
Provide project management guidance and support to projects and processes
Establish positive working relationships with suppliers and internal teams
This position may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4
Basic Qualifications for level 3:
Bachelor's Degree in a STEM Field
5+ years of experience in Continuous Improvement
Basic Qualifications for level 4:
Bachelor's Degree in a STEM Field
9+ years of experience in Continuous Improvement
Basic Qualifications for both level 3 and level 4:
Experience with PWB manufacturing processes and procedures
Mil-PFR-55110, Mil P 50884 flex, rigid flex and IPC-D-275 Printed Wiring Boards (PWB)
Mil PRF 31032
IPC-A-600 Acceptability of Printed Circuits
Experience with IPC 610 Soldering and IPC 620 cable assembly Inspection
Experience developing, collecting, and analyzing metrics.
Experience in root cause analysis and corrective action
Experience interfacing with suppliers
Presentation and data packaging skills
Strong presentation skills
Must be able to travel up to 75% of the time
Must be able to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance. US Citizenship required.
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering
Six Sigma or Lean certifications
Experience with statistical process control, auditing to ISO 9001 and AS9100 requirements
Ability to understand radiographs in 2-D and 3-D
Experience with measurement analysis methods.
PMP trained or certified
PWB manufacturing experience
Working knowledge of PWB Manufacturing.
DPA awareness for failure analysis
Group A microsection inspection training
Group B microsection inspection training
Fundamental experience in PWBs, CCAs and electronic assemblies
Experience with MIL 883 Method 2010, 2017 and 2032
MIL PREF 38534 and 38535
Possess current DOD Secret clearance
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.