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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Engineer Quality in Linthicum, Maryland

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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Troy Hill Operations is seeking an experienced, hands-on Sr. Principle Quality Engineer to support Program and manufacturing operations. This position will report into the Troy Hill Quality & Mission Excellence organization. The qualified candidate will be primarily responsible for acting as a Program Quality Engineer on production programs at the site but will also be responsible for supporting sustainment (repair) and compliance activities.

The following are the roles and responsibilities of this position:

  • Supports proposal development regarding QME time/manpower estimates.

  • Identifies and supports the need for First Article Inspection at appropriate levels, including AS9102.

  • Guides the successful completion and on-time-delivery of major programs and may function in a project leadership role as relates to QME activities.

  • Leverages metrics, customer and program feedback to assess risks & opportunities and communicates program execution status and quality metrics to a wide audience of professionals and leadership.

  • Establishes strong business relationships with Program, Manufacturing, Test, Engineering, OPM, and Production personnel.

  • Maintains and continuously develops technical knowledge in quality engineering, specifications/standards, drawing interpretation, measurement and analysis methods, processes and products, relevant technologies, and problem solving methodology

  • Participates in PFMEA and Lean initiatives and supports factory wide continuous improvement activities

  • Collaborates regularly with customers regarding Quality issues

  • Supports QME compliance program through audit and RCCA implementation.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 9+ years of progressive, relevant experience (masters with 7+ years of experience, PhD with 4+ years of experience).

  • Experience leading projects or IPT lead.

  • Previous experience working in quality, supply chain, program management, engineering, or manufacturing.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance

  • Experience with AS9100 Quality Management System certification process

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a related field.

  • Ten years' experience in a leadership role in the Defense Industry.

  • Five years working in quality, supply chain, program management, engineering, or manufacturing

  • Active DOD Secret Clearance

  • Experience working in an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 environment

  • Proposal Experience

  • Experience working in electronics manufacturing environment

  • Lean / Agile / Six Sigma Black Belt / Project Management certification/practitioner

  • 5+ years SAP experience

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Job Category : Engineering