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Northrop Grumman Principal Engineer Supplier Quality (Palmdale, CA) in Palmdale, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has a current opening for a Principal Supplier Quality Engineer in our Palmdale, CA facility.

Essential Functions:

Leads supplier quality portion of non-conformance product issues using established systems

Executes Quality tools that apply to the product and suppliers assigned. Quality Engineering tools such as: sampling plans, auditing principals, SPC, MSA, First Articles, FMEA, PFMEA, calibration systems, etc to understand and ultimately resolve issues in the supply base.

Solid understanding and implementation of the relevant product or customer specifications, flow down documents, procedures, engineering or process drawings and regulating agent body requirements that apply to the products and suppliers assigned

Issues, monitors and maintains corrective action database

Works effectively with suppliers to resolve problems using Root Cause Corrective Actions (RCCA) tools

Proactively analyze supplier performance data to determine continuous improvement opportunities to improve supplier performance.

Consult and advise with the Sourcing team to select, manage assigned suppliers

Leads/performs supplier business assessment activity

Performs Design of Experiments (DOE) as needed

Knowledge of Zero Defect plan (ZDP) is preferred

Mentors less experienced SQE's, as required

Leads, directs and manages multiple projects effectively


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and 4 years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Engineering OR a Master's Degree in STEM with 2 years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Engineering

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

  • Current and active DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience SAP, MES, TeamCenter, GD&T, Catia; Green Belt Certification

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management processes

  • Experienced working with nonconforming material investigations and Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA)

  • AS9100 Certification

  • CQE (Certified Quality Engineer) Certification

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Job Category : Engineering