Northrop Grumman Manager Quality Engineering 2 (Palmdale, CA) in Palmdale, California

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is looking for a Manager Quality Engineer 2 to support Palmdale, CA. You will manage a segment of the program and will be responsible for the direct management of the staff. Responsible for providing objective-oriented direction to subordinates utilizing management guidelines and

general policies.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and program performance addressing cost, schedule, technical performance, and quality of a work package subsystem, or related group of work packages on a large system development-type contract or full responsibility for all aspects of program performance on a large delivery order or mid-size technical services-type contract.

  • Assignments are received in objective oriented terms and provides direction to subordinates based on general policies and management guidance. Work is reviewed for adequacy in meeting objectives.

  • Decision making, oversees projects, and task assigned to the organizational group performed by non-exempt and/or exempt employees. Becomes involved only when required to assist in meeting schedules or to resolve technical or operational problems. May accomplish results throughlower level supervisor or exempt employees.

  • Executes department procedures that typically affect individual employees within own department. Policy management: Interprets and executes policies and procedures that typically affect subordinate organizational units. Recommends modifications to operating policies.

  • Ensures that projects are completed on schedule and within budget. Erroneous decisions or recommendations or failure to complete assignments would normally result in serious delays to assigned projects resulting in considerable expenditure of additional time, human resources and funds

  • Accomplishes results through lower-level subordinate supervisors or through experienced exempt employees who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments. Often head a centralized functional activity.

  • Functions as an advisor to unit regarding tasks, projects, and operations. Becomes actively involved in daily operations only when required to meet schedules or to resolve complex problems.

  • Frequent contacts with internal personnel and outside customer representatives at various management levels concerning operations or scheduling or specific phases of projects or contracts. Conducts briefings and participates in technical meetings for internal external representatives concerning specifics operations.

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

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field, and a minimum of 5 years of experience in the aircraft, aerospace, or manufacturing industries

  • Experience leading projects or teams through complex issues

  • Experience in facilitating Root Cause and Corrective Actions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Management experience

  • Strong orientation to change in a dynamic and logistically challenging environment

  • Advanced level of understanding of complex quality policies, procedures, and governmental regulations

  • Ability to analyze alternative courses of action where decisions have risk/reward implications for program or area of Influence

  • Proficiency in root cause and corrective action

  • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, globally, and to all levels of any organization

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.