Quality & Mission Assurance Manager 2Sunnyvale, CA

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.

Job Description:

Northrop Grumman Marine Systems is seeking a Quality & Mission Assurance Manager 2 to lead Quality Engineering, and Mission Assurance activities in support of the Marine Systems Business Unit operations in Sunnyvale, CA. The manager should be knowledgeable in aerospace and/or military quality and mission excellence processes and requirements.

As a key leader, partner and essential member of the Quality and Mission Excellence leadership team in the Marine Systems Business Unit, the Manager 2 will lead a high performing team of quality engineers, quality analysts and mission assurance personnel to support company operations and achieve high levels of customer satisfaction.

Note: This is considered an on-site position. The requirements of this position may allow for some flexibility to work in a hybrid teleworking role, up to 20%. This is subject to change at any time based on business and organizational needs.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and leads a team of Quality Engineers/Analysts as

  • Leads collaboration with Engineering, Manufacturing, Supplier Performance Management/Supplier Quality and Global Supply Chain to ensure quality is inherent in every requirement, design, work product, and end-product delivered by Northrop Grumman

  • Engages on the shop floor and in work activities to provide direct support as needed while additionally coaching and mentoring facility personnel in quality methods and procedures

  • Establishes and manages performance metrics to facilitate continuous improvement activities

  • Ensures policies, procedures, and processes are in place to assure the performance and quality of products with conformance to established standards, specifications and customer requirements

  • Leads root cause and corrective action analyses (RCCA) and failure investigations for high impact issues and teaches/coaches/mentors personnel in use of RCCA for lower level issues

  • Leads efforts to identify and mitigate quality and performance risks using advanced product quality planning (APQP) methods, FMEAs, and early design and supplier engagement

  • Ensures compliance with the Quality Management System through execution of internal surveillances and audits

  • Provides guidance and mentoring to direct reports based on goals, objectives, and company policy

  • Provides performance reviews and periodic feedback for all direct reports

  • Develops and operates within departmental budgets for indirect costs and overhead

  • Manages program budgets, schedules, program EACs and performance using Earned Value Management for the Quality scope on programs

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical field plus at least 9 years related work experience or equivalent additional experience; or Master's Degree with at least 7 years related work experience

  • Excellent oral and written communication, data analysis and problem solving skills

  • Extensive prior work experience in the application of quality principles and practices (e.g., quality engineering, inspection, material review, etc.) related to the engineering and manufacture of machinery and structures

  • Ability to successfully engage on the shop floor to provide solutions and coach and mentor others in the use of quality principles and practices

  • Ability to document, plan and manage projects, and lead effectively in a team setting

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience applying advanced product quality planning and mission assurance practices (e.g., risk reduction, system engineering principles, and full life cycle product support)

  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal oversight and in a multi-discipline team environment, providing insight and solutions to complicated technical issues

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to travel up to 10%

  • Ability to obtain a DOD security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with Earned Value Management

  • Experience with ISO 9001 or AS9100 based quality management systems

  • Experience conducting or managing internal audits

  • Experience with supplier quality and DOD contracts

  • Prior electrical generation, launch system, or propulsion systems experience

Salary Range: $138,100 - $207,100

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.