Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer Supplier Quality

Northrop Grumman
Linthicum, MD
Aug 07, 2022
Aug 10, 2022
Full Time
Requisition ID: R10054790 Category: Engineering Location: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship Clearance Type: Secret Telecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America) Travel Required: Yes, 75% 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. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer - focused primarily on the Printed Wired Board (PWB) technology to join our team in Linthicum, MD. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Supplier Quality Assurance organization supporting the East Coast Field Operations - Electrical team. This team supports programs with suppliers across the United States and Internationally. Our global supply base is growing, and we are seeking individuals who will positively represent the company across the globe. Roles and Responsibilities: Collaborate in a team environment, negotiate and integrate different viewpoints, prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project results. Represent the company with credibility, confidence and professionalism. Plan and implement Quality Assurance actions for assigned PWB/Electronic suppliers which require compliance to Military and Space requirements. Perform Specification Compliance Reviews, First Article Inspections and Source inspections on electro-mechanical hardware particularly, PWB/CCAs, but additionally RF/Microwave devices and assemblies and cables and connectors may be required. Understands continuous process improvement (CI) and can effectively develop and execute CI initiatives and activities. Initiate Corrective Action Plans and work with suppliers, manufacturing and engineering personnel to identify root cause and ensure robust corrective actions are implemented. Compute, analyze, and interpret numerical data for understanding and addressing supplier process issues and developing solutions. Perform process and product audits along with capacity assessments to ensure the supplier's processes are robust and capable. Effectively perform supplier surveillance activities designed to manage and improve supplier performance, productivity, and process validation. Apply technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts to analyze and audit our suppliers' processes and capabilities. Work with the Key Supplier and Technology Teams to manage key suppliers, ensure the suppliers are performing well and drive process improvements while ensuring their capacity and capability to deliver products on time is acceptable. Understands general contracting principles in a Department of Defense and commercial environment. Possesses the ability and skill to review and interpret regulatory requirements, specifically in the area of Mission Assurance and quality. Establish positive working relationships with suppliers. Develop and mentor new engineers. Lead Supplier performance management by analyzing performance data, and identifying opportunities for improvement Proactive reduction and prevention of supplied material defect occurrences and verification of supplied material defect claims Lead cross-functional teams in pursuit of performance improvements aligned to department and organizational goals Prevent/Minimize business impact from supplied material defects; supplier quality risk mitigation Submit, review, coach, accept supplier corrective actions requests Lead on-site supplier engagements, including performance reviews and Quality System audits Develop solutions to problems of unusual complexity which require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovation This position may be filled at either the Principal or Senior Principal level. Basic Qualifications for a Principal Engineer: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical field. 5+ years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Design Engineering and/or 5+ years of experience in Continuous Improvement. Demonstrated work experience inspecting Printed Wiring Boards. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance. US Citizenship required. Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Engineer: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical field. 9+ years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Design Engineering and/or 9 years of experience in Continuous Improvement. Demonstrated work experience inspecting Printed Wiring Boards. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance. US Citizenship required. Preferred Qualifications for both levels: Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or other Engineering discipline. 10+ years working in the defense industry. Process knowledge/manufacturing engineering experience in the manufacture of Printed Wiring Boards. Six Sigma or Lean certifications. Knowledge of auditing to ISO 9001 and AS9100, AS9102 requirements. Knowledgeable in J-std-001 and IPC-A-610E, and Mil-Std-883. Training in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (ANSI Y14.5M) ASQ Lead Auditor Certification Must possess Active Secret Clearance. MAQEA Salary Range: $88,000 USD - $132,000 USD Salary Range 2: $109,100 USD - $163,700 USD 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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. US Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 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 US Citizenship is required for most positions.

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