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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 the 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, Supply chain, Customers, and Suppliers to ensure the final product meets stringent standards.

Essential Functions:

  • Leads supplier quality portion for managing non-conforming product issues using established systems

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

  • Issues, monitors and maintains corrective actions for supplier related product/process issues

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

  • Lead risk mitigation efforts/improvement plans using Zero Defect plan (ZDP), FMEAs, process/product audits & reviews, monitoring key characteristics & reporting, SPC, scorecard reviews etc.

  • Review and report on First articles per AS9102 for compliance and robustness

  • Consult and advise the Sourcing team to select and manage assigned suppliers

  • Review and have solid understanding of the relevant product, Engineering drawing/specifications, flow down documents, procedures, and regulating agent body requirements that apply to the products and suppliers assigned

  • Mentors less experienced SQE's. as required

  • Leads, directs and manages multiple projects effectively

  • Interface with program and customer on supplier reported issues, impact and resolutions strategies

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

• A minimum of 3 years' experience with AS9100 and AS9102 standards

• A minimum of 3 years' experience 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

• A minimum of 3 years' experience in AS9100 and AS9102 standards

• A minimum of 3 years' experience in Microsoft Office applications

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

Preferred Qualifications:

• Proficient in SAP and MES data management systems

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

• Proficient in supplier auditing

• Knowledge of Supply Chain Management processes

• ASQ Certified Quality Engineer

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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