Principal Engineer Quality/ Sr Principal Engineer QualityIuka, MS

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.

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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

The Quality Engineer's responsibilities include:

  • Develops, modifies, applies, and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product.

  • Experience with tracking and reporting quality performance metrics.

  • Experience with Risk and Opportunity Management Framework.

  • Working knowledge of Material Review Board (MRB) standards and practices.

  • Experience with Software/Hardware development lifecycle through operations and sustainment.

  • 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 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.

  • Strong working knowledge of root cause analysis/corrective action.

This position may be filled at the Principal or Sr. Principal level, depending on experience.

Work Schedule: B-shift

  • Monday - Thursday 10 hr 7:00 pm - 5:30 am

Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer Quality:

  • Bachelor's STEM degree emphasis in an engineering field with 5+ years of Quality Engineering or Mission Assurance work experience ; OR a Master's STEM degree emphasis in an engineering field with 3+ years of Quality Engineering or Mission Assurance work experience

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Familiar with electronic workmanship standards.

  • Must be able to communicate written and verbally.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance and Special Program Access

  • Willingness to provide support to other shifts as needed.

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Engineer Quality:

  • Bachelor's STEM degree emphasis in an engineering field with 9+ years of Quality Engineering or Mission Assurance work experience ; OR a Master's in STEM degree emphasis in an engineering field with 7+ years of Quality Engineering or Mission Assurance work experience.

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Familiar with electronic workmanship standards.

  • Must be able to communicate written and verbally.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance and Special Program Access

  • Willingness to provide support to other shifts as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience running small engineering teams for RCCA actions.

  • Experience with SAP, MESX, CPLM, and TipQA. Active working knowledge of all four systems with little to no training.

  • Experience with nonconformance corrective action engineering dispositions.

  • Active secret clearance and active program area clearance

Salary Range: $79,800 - $119,600

Salary Range 2: $99,000 - $148,400

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.