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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.