Staff Engineer Quality Sykesville, MD

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 Program Quality Engineer to join our team in Sykesville, MD.

The Program Quality Engineer develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product, focusing on defect minimization and process improvement.

  • Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place. Performs oversight and monitoring of program risks and opportunities

  • Assists in the performance of independent quality reviews to ensure compliance with contractual and customer requirements.

  • 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 assuring process and product quality. 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.

Basic Qualifications for a Staff Engineer Quality:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related STEM field and 14+ years of relevant experience (MS Degree + 12+ years; PhD with 5+ years of experience)

  • Ability to obtain Secret Clearance

  • Solid written and verbal interpersonal, communication skills and confidence to brief senior management with solid foundation in Mission Assurance applications.

  • Ability to coordinate customer communications across multiple sites

  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams to resolve problems or issues

  • Manufacturing or Quality Assurance Experience

  • Trained and experienced in performing Root Cause Corrective Action

  • Experience working with electrical or mechanical design requirements and specifications.

  • Participate in corrective action boards using analytic techniques to identify trends in manufacturing

  • Experience with SAP

  • Experience in quality planning

Preferred Qualification:

  • Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering

  • Experience working with manufacturing and/or integration and test

  • Experience in planning and organizing activities across multiple manufacturing locations

  • Experience with AS9100/ISO9001 Quality Management

  • Record of increasing responsibility supporting manufacturing, electrical, and mechanical engineering organizations


Salary Range: $139,400 - $209,000

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.