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Northrop Grumman Quality Engineer/Principal Quality Engineer in Mesa, Arizona

This Mission Assurance (MA) Engineer must have a servant leader attitude. The MA representative provides process support with the goal of achieving superior program performance and strives for 100% Mission Success. The MA representative will provide critical thinking to our segments and programs to assure we are in alignment with our mission and strategies and be a lead voice for function and segment to assure all voices are heard and valued. They will be independent, always looking at our mission and vision to assure our strategies and execution are in alignment with them and that our innovation pipeline supports the mission and the employees' of Northrop Grumman. This individual must be able to think on the fly, and not be afraid to take initiative. If you feel this is you keep reading.

The MA team is committed to unmatched expertise in the core areas of process development and performance management, business management and operational excellence, risk management, and continuous improvement. A proactive mindset is very beneficial in this role. The MA team manages a healthy pipeline of integrated, multi-disciplined continuous improvement projects, tools and solutions.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking an experienced Mission Assurance Quality Engineer 3 to support the Mission & Quality Assurance Functions at our Mesa, AZ site.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support designated programs and be the quality lead for that program.

  • Integrate contractual and Northrop Quality Management System requirements into all aspects of proposals, contract reviews and program processes and documentation.

  • Create Customer and Supplier Data Requirement List reports in support of program requirements.

  • Conduct labor and material cost estimates in support of Customer / Program requirements relative to quality tasks.

  • Identify and flow down quality requirements in support of contract and business requirements.

  • Perform Quality Planning to include process and product quality plans as required by program data items in accordance with contractual, company and regulatory requirements.

  • Perform supplier and internal part/assembly nonconforming material investigations.

  • Coordinate Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action with the suppliers of suspect products and coordinated inspection of material in inventory.

  • Establish and maintain Quality Assurance programs, procedures and controls ensuring that products and services conform to company standards of excellence.

  • Support the development, implementation and maintenance of quality policy and procedures within the Quality Management System (QMS) including performing internal audits to assess conformance.

  • Interface with suppliers in the verification of product design, quality and reliability.

  • Review practices, procedures and processes seeking avenues to improve efficiency and effectiveness and reduce risk to product quality.

  • Interpret customer technical and MA requirements, and ensure these requirements are integrated into program plans, specifications and product drawings.

  • Ensure program contract requirements are flowed down internally and to suppliers

This position may be filled at a higher level depending on experience and/or education.


Basic Qualifications for level 2 Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field.

  • At least two years of Quality Engineering experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to apply technical expertise including complete understanding of fundamental engineering principles, practices, and theories

  • Ability to read engineering documentation (drawings, models, specs), interpret drawing dimensions, features, and parts lists, develop inspection plans, and identify critical features

  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to understand and work with multiple enterprise-wide systems

  • Knowledge of Root Cause and Corrective Action tools, such as Ishikawa, FMEA, DOE 5Why, etc

  • Previous experience managing/supporting elements of a Quality Management System such as AS9100 or ISO 9001

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong interpersonal and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work well in a team environment

  • Self-starter and able to work independently through complex technical problems towards an implementable solution

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a prerequisite

Basic Qualifications for a level 3 Engineer:

  • Includes all of the above in addition to at least five years of Quality Engineering experience in a manufacturing engivorment.

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.

Job Category : Engineering