Quality Inspection Manager 1Oxnard, CA

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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman's Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Mission Enabling Products (MEP) is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U.S. satellite built in the last 20 years.

Learn more about Spacecraft Components at our website: https://www.northropgrumman.com/space/spacecraft-components/

Northrop Grumman's Mission Enabling Products, Deployables team has an opening for a Quality Inspection Manager 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Quality organization. The Quality Inspection Manager will support the quality initiatives for solar arrays and deployables manufacturing. This position will have day-to-day responsibilities managing approximately 10-15 Quality Inspectors located in our Oxnard and Goleta facilities. This position will be based in Oxnard, CA with regular visits to support the team in Goleta, CA.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provides overall management of Quality Control (QC) inspection teams by setting and operating to objectives

  • Provides guidance to direct reports based on goals, objectives, and company policy

  • Engages on the manufacturing floor and in work activities to provide direct support as needed while additionally coaching and mentoring personnel in quality methods and procedures

  • Maintains compliance with Quality Management System (QMS) policies, procedures, and processes to ensure the performance and quality of products conform to established standards, specifications, and customer requirements

  • Provide performance reviews and periodic feedback for all direct reports

  • Assist in meeting or exceeding the Safety, Quality, Employee, Delivery and Cost expectations for internal and external customers and within the Quality function

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of applicable experience as a quality inspection lead; OR 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; OR 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Experience managing people

  • Experience with Quality Management Systems (AS9100, ISO 9001, NADCAP and government standards) and Certifications

  • Knowledge of mechanical and non-destructive inspection techniques

  • Strong passion and relentless drive for achieving results in a fast-paced aerospace engineering and manufacturing environment

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to travel to our Goleta, CA site approximately 30% of the time (1-2 days per week)

  • US Citizenship is a bona fide requirement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of space deployable mechanism technology and advanced manufacturing processes

  • Experience with Supplier Quality and Performance Management

  • Workforce planning and budgeting experience

  • Knowledge of engineering GD&T principles

Salary Range: $95,000 - $142,600

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 most positions.