Sr Principal Engineer QualitySunnyvale, 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented Quality Engineer to join our team in Sunnyvale, CA.

The Quality Engineer develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product. Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place. Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment. Designs and analyzes inspection and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment; conducts quality assurance tests; and performs statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications. Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction. Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements. May specialize in the areas of design, incoming material, production control, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality. May be certified in lean and six-sigma quality engineering methodologies.

This position will require a high level of understanding of quality practices and principles. Shall be capable of working comfortably as the Cost Account Manager for major programs. Capable of leading a extensive Root Cause Corrective Action through a vigorous documented process. Experience in high tolerance machining, heat treat, welding and chemical processing is very favorable. Must be at a high level of understanding for Geometric Tolerancing and capable of reading a CMM report.

Knowledge and experience working with DCMA is a plus.

Basic Qualifications:

A Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering discipline with a minimum of nine (9) years of relevant experience.

Experience in engineering in highly-regulated manufacturing environments.

Ability to quickly and continuously learn new skill sets

Must be able to work independently and make sound judgments regarding work methods and tools

Developing knowledge of the basic principles in various engineering disciplines. Ability to solve routine design and engineering tasks with minor assistance

Must be proficient in a variety of mathematical disciplines and be able to work with all standards of engineering units of measurement

Experience in Cost Account Management and Earned Value.

Must have good verbal/written communication skills

Good computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Projects, and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in at least one of the following categories: Fabrication, Welding, Casting, Machining, Rotating Machinery

Ability to discuss technical or project management issues, both verbally and in written form

Knowledge and application of sound project management skills: planning, organizing, follow-through, and control

Green or Black Belt certification

Good troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

Salary Range: $120,900 - $181,300

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.