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Northrop Grumman Principal Engineer Supplier Quality/Senior Principal Engineer Supplier Quality in Redondo Beach, 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/Senior Principal Supplier Quality Engineer in our Redondo Beach, CA facility. This Quality Engineer will be supporting the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, and will be collaborating with engineering, manufacturing, program management, customers, and suppliers to ensure the final product meets stringent standards.

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

Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer Supplier Quality:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Engineering within aerospace industry OR a Master's Degree with 3 years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Engineering within aerospace industry

  • Proficient in AS9100 standards and AS9102

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance per business requirements

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Engineer Supplier Quality:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 9 years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Engineering within aerospace industry OR a Master's Degree with 7 years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Engineering within aerospace industry

  • Proficient in AS9100 standards and AS9102

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance per business requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced working with suppliers for nonconforming material investigations and Root Cause Corrective Action

  • Proficient in SAP and MES data management systems

  • Proficient in implementation of Zero Defect Plan (ZDP), FMEA, risk mitigation tools

  • Proficient in supplier auditing

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management processes

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.

Job Category : Engineering

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