Sr/Principal Quality Engineer Salt Lake City, UT

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Sr./Principal Quality Engineer based out of Salt Lake City, UT.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Help define and monitor mission assurance program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of responsible programs.

  • Assist with supporting the development, implementation and maintenance of quality policy and procedures within the Quality Management System (QMS) including helping to perform internal audits to assess conformance.

  • Assist with the review of practices, procedures and processes seeking avenues to improve efficiency and effectiveness and reduce risk to product quality.

  • Review drawings and specifications and have solid requirement interpretations

  • Represent Mission Assurance at various program reviews and review boards including but not limited to Configuration Control Board (CCB), Material Review Board (MRB), Program Management Reviews (PMR), Design/Peer Reviews, Manufacturing/Test Readiness Reviews and Corrective Action Board (CAB).

  • Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place based on the guidance and needs of the team

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 3 (Principal Engineer) : 5 Years of relevant quality and manufacturing experience with bachelor's in science in Engineering (Mechanical, Aeronautical, Industrial, or similar); 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.

  • Level 4 (Sr. Principal Engineer) : 9 Years of relevant quality and manufacturing experience with bachelor's in science in Engineering (Mechanical, Aeronautical, Industrial, or similar); 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.

  • A basic knowledge of interpreting customer technical and MA requirements, and ensure these requirements are integrated into program plans, specifications and product drawings.

  • Familiarity with metrics and statistical analysis to help the team to use data to drive improvements. Track and report monthly quality performance metrics

  • Experience with Root Cause Analysis

  • Strong knowledge of MRB (Material Review Board) standards.

  • Strong understanding of Lean principles with experience leading and implementing significant improvements such as mistake proofing

  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills - Project Management Skills

  • Experience Customer coordination skills

  • Highly self-motivated person, able to take the initiative to become involved in activities to help resolve problems and make improvements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Quality and/or Lean certifications

  • First Article Inspections Expert

  • GD&T Expertise

  • Metrics development and data analysis

This requisition may be filled as a Senior Principal Engineer or Principal Engineer based on experience .

What We Can Offer You -

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment which encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.

Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, Paid Time Off and Additional Benefits including Education Assistance, Training and Development, 9/80 Work Schedule (where available), and much more!


Salary Range: $82,000 - $123,000

Salary Range 2: $101,600 - $152,400

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

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.