Sr Principal Quality EngineerBaltimore, MD

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 (NGMS) is seeking a dedicated Sr. Principal Quality Engineer to join our team in Baltimore, MD.

What You'll Get to Do:

The Sr. Principal 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related field with 9+ years of relevant experience; 7+ Years with Masters; or 4+ Years with PhD.

  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal, communication skills and confidence to brief senior management.

  • Foundation in Quality and Mission Excellence applications.

  • Ability to work in and lead cross-functional teams to resolve problems or issues.

  • Working knowledge of SAP, ISE and CADSTAR.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance which requires US citizenship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with dispositioning hardware for quality related issues in a manufacturing facility.

  • Familiarity with Material Review Board (MRB) process.

  • Familiarity with electrical or mechanical design requirements and specifications.

  • Green/Black Belt Certified in Lean Six-sigma.

  • Data Analytics and Statistical Analysis methods and techniques; Ability to perform quality-related data analysis.

  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Minitab, Tableau or equivalent tools for statistical analysis.

  • Familiarity with 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 AS9102 First Article Inspections (FAI).

  • Strong working knowledge of Factory processes and procedures across the entire factory.

  • Working knowledge of inspection tools, methods and techniques used for hardware reviews, validation and inspections.

  • Ability to identify weakness and areas of non-compliance in order to provide continuous improvement to existing methods, processes and procedures.

Salary Range: $115,400 - $173,200

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.