Principal Engineer Quality
Job Description 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 Program Quality Engineer to join our team in Baltimore, Maryland. The Program Quality Engineer: * Develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product. * Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place. * Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment. * Designs and analyzes inspection and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment; conducts quality assurance tests; and performs statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications. * Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction. * Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements. * May specialize in the areas of design, incoming material, production control, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality. * May be certified in lean and six-sigma quality engineering methodologies. * Drives quality outcomes for suppliers and operations. MAQEA Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in a related STEM field * Relevant experience of 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD * Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance, US citizenship required * Excellent written and verbal interpersonal, communication skills and confidence to brief senior management * Foundation in Quality and Mission Excellence applications * Ability to work in cross-functional teams to resolve problems or issues Preferred Qualifications: * Green/Black Belt Certified in Lean Six-sigma * Data Analytics and Statistical Analysis methods and techniques * Experience using Microsoft Excel, Minitab, Tableau or equivalent tools for statistical analysis * Familiarity with Drive for Excellence (DFX) supplier quality and sustainment concepts * Familiarity with Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) techniques * IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) and/or MIL-STD-883 Certified * Familiarity with IPC-WHMA-A-620 and IPC-J-STD-001 * SAP familiarity with Quality Notifications, Production Orders and Purchase Orders * Experience with ISO9001 or AS9100 Quality Management System and First Article Inspections (FAI) 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. US Citizenship is required for most positions.