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Northrop Grumman Staff Mission Assurance Supplier Engineer in Redondo Beach, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening for a Staff Mission Assurance Supplier Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach CA .

As a Staff Mission Assurance Supplier Engineer you will collaborate with program management, engineering, subcontracts/procurement functional management and supplier management teams to ensure that all procurements meet or exceed the requirements of external and internal customers. You will define the Supplier MA program within the scope of contract requirements and NG policies and processes. You will coordinate and oversee Mission Assurance Supplier implementation over all program phases.

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Program/IPT participation and support

  • Supplier Mission Assurance (SMA) proposal estimate development and budget management. Determine the resources required to execute the Supplier MA program and ensure team success, manages the resources and ensures the resources are adequately trained

  • Collaboration with SMA personnel, NG functional representatives and SMA Management representatives in the development/execution of risk mitigation and corrective action plans

  • Performance and coordination of core SMA activities, including presentation of SMA metrics during Program Reviews and Corrective Action Board Reviews, supplier audit support, root cause and corrective action activities, and responding to disclosures and problem alerts

  • Development and maintenance of SAP Vendor and Part Master databases

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

  • Flexible Schedules: For example, some roles offer the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline and 14 years of experience in Mission Assurance, Manufacturing, Engineering, or Supply Chain management in an aerospace environment

  • OR a Master's Degree and 12 years of experience

  • Previous experience successfully leading a team, project, or program towards successful goal attainment

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

  • Experience working with quality policies, procedures, and governmental regulations (e.g. AS9100, ISO9001)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Government Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Orientation to change and ability to adapt effectively in a dynamic and logistically challenging environment

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

  • Experience or willingness to execute brefings to Executive Leadership and the Customer regarding process metrics, issues, and actions being taken

  • Experience with SAP and MES data management systems

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management processes

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or higher

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering