Engineer Mission Assurance/Principal Engineer Mission Assurance Clearfield, UT

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 Space Systems is currently seeking an Engineer Mission Assurance/Principal Engineer Mission Assurance work with our Safety & Mission Assurance Teams. This is a Tool Quality Engineering position.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Tool Quality Engineer is responsible to focus on developing, establishing and maintaining Mission Assurance policies and procedures, processes and controls thereby ensuring both performance and quality of manufactured products conform to established company, international (AS9100), and governmental requirements, as well as lasting customer satisfaction.

  • Understand the tool design intent, failure modes, requirements and specifications of the product as well as the manufacturing processes, process controls, statistics, SPC, and quality inspections.

  • Provide quality guidance in Tooling design reviews to ensure quality requirements and policies are being captured in the design phase

  • Create and disposition Tooling Discrepancy Reports on Type I tools

  • Work within multiple Value Stream Element Teams (VSET) and report to Program Office to provide support of Program needs

  • Author initial inspection plans for new tooling and periodic/recycle inspection plans

  • Provide expertise and guidance in interpreting governmental regulations, agency guidelines and internal policies/procedures

  • Assure compliance and will serve as liaison between the S&MA organization and various other organizations including some government agencies.

  • Work directly with operating entities to ensure that inspections, statistical process control analyses, and audits are conducted on a continuing basis as specified to enforce requirements, meet specifications, and improve processing.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) knowledge and experience

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in team environments; experience with internal and external (Government, vendors, etc.) customers

  • Experience with manufacturing processes

  • Experience with machining and/or dimensional inspection

  • Proven technical aptitude and ability to problem solve complex technical issues

  • Proven ability to multi-task (i.e. manage several projects at one time) and prioritize workload

  • Excellent Communication Skills (both written and verbal)



  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) field and a minimum of 2+ years of engineering experience or Master's Degree in STEM Field

  • The ability to obtain an active DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance

Principal Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) field and a minimum of 5+ years of engineering experience or Master's Degree in STEM Field 3+ years engineering experience

  • Prior quality or process engineering experience

  • The ability to obtain an active DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance

Salary Range: $73,400 - $110,000

Salary Range 2: $90,400 - $113,000

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. U.S. 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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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