Northrop Grumman Quality Engineering Manager 2 in Clearfield, Utah

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking an experiencedQuality EngineeringManager to provide leadership within our Aerospace Structures Quality team in our Clearfield, Utah facilities.

Role description & Responsibilities:

Successful candidate will be responsible for leading the Quality Engineering group in our ACCE Center of Excellence facility and drive efforts withsustaining and improving an effective quality system as measured by customer satisfaction, product quality, process improvements, and system compliance.

Selected candidate will drive quality functional ownership within the COE includes Quality Engineering, End Item Processes, Customer and Technical Services, Tool and Gauge Quality, Quality Facilities, and Quality Acceptance Testing and Inspection. This Manager supports a growing team of over ten Quality professionals.

  • Partner with customers to achieve goals and delivery to technical and performance requirements including verification to allrequirements

  • Participates in the development of overall strategies, objectives, goals of the organization; to instill Quality culture andsupport production rates.

  • Focus on reductions to Cost of Poor Quality through innovation and process improvements using LEAN strategies, SPC, DOE, APQP, 8D and other problem solving and improvement processes.

  • Manage/monitor system effectiveness, providing information and metrics internally and to division leadership

  • Instill Quality culture and behaviors to support significant production rate increases

  • Responsible for successful Quality Certifications includingAS9100, NADCAP and customer oversight activities.

  • Financial responsibilities for direct planning,budgeting, forecasting, and controls to guarantee quality engineering team efficiency to program EACs.

  • Advocate a safe and professional work environment

  • Develop succession plans and be proactive in coaching and mentoring key talent to assume increased responsibilities

  • Drive timely and clearly communicated decisions, recommendations,and escalations on behalf of Quality.

Minimum requirements:

  • Experience with high precision manufacturing and assembly working in aerospace, automotive, or similar highly technical factories.

  • Delivers results using Continuous Improvementprinciples and methods

  • Dedication to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers to establish and maintain effective relationships

  • Experience and understanding of Quality System requirements and the intention of systems documentation; to include external certification processes (ISO/TS16949, AS9100, etc.)

  • Understands how to get things done through formal and informal channels; excellent communicator

  • Is a Champion to the Company's Business and Ethics Code of Conduct

  • Able to obtain and sustain a Secret Department of Defense clearance

  • Minimum of10 years directly relevant experience with BS degree; or a minimum of7 years ofdirectly relevantexperience with an MS degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Engineering or related technical field

  • Experience in aerospace and composite manufacturing,assembly, and testing operations

  • Demonstrated success building Quality culture

  • Previous management and leadership experience

  • Active secret clearance

  • Previous experience in managing budget obligation using EVMS

  • Demonstrated excellent working relationship with DCMANorthrop 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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.