Northrop Grumman Engineer Quality 4 in Charlottesville, Virginia

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Quality Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.

Realize the rewards of conquering a new challenge. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Mission Assurance organization. As part of MA, you will be a member of the team responsible to support the Navigation and Maritime System Division and Land & Avionics C4ISR Division Supplier Quality group for products and services procured by the Mission Systems Sector.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Primary role of this position will be to lead Supplier Quality Systems efforts across the Navigation and Maritime Systems business unit. These systems include, but are not limited to SAP (SCAR, Audit, Quality Notification and Quality Clause) Modules, The Sentinel Alert System, and the Quality Assessment Framework. Responsibilities will include:

  • Promote a culture of quality and establish interfaces and regular communication rhythm with supporting organizations

  • Partner with Engineering, Global Supply Chain, and the Program office to drive strategic supplier selection early in program lifecycle

  • Work with program office to ensure clear Supplier Quality scope of work definition

  • Drive supplier quality risk assessments to ensure effective sourcing strategies with capable suppliers

  • Identify supplier quality requirements, and ensure all requirements are effectively flowed and communicated to suppliers.

  • Develop and implement supplier quality reviews

  • Lead supplier quality issue resolution activities

  • Drive supplier defect escape reductions through structured root cause and corrective action process

  • Monitor supplier compliance requirements and activities

  • Actively review supplier audit plan and execution, and provide inputs as required to ensure adequate coverage

  • Ensure Non-conformance Alerts and other regulatory concerns are being addressed in timely fashion


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM/related technical field and 9+ years of experience working as a Quality Engineer, OR a Master's Degree in STEM/related technical field with 7+ years of experience working as a Quality Engineer, OR a PhD in STEM/related technical field discipline and 5+ years of experience working as a Quality Engineer.

  • Experience developing, collecting, and analyzing metrics.

  • This position will require occasional in state and out of state travel.

  • Ability to obtain a secret security clearance (U.S. Citizenship required).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP Business System experience

  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certifications

  • Experience working in the aerospace environment

  • Possess current DoD Secret ClearanceNorthrop 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.