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Principal Quality Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Melbourne
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Principal Quality Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL. This position supports the development, modification and application of the engineering assurance/quality principles and processes for the purpose of reducing and/or eliminating escapes or omissions linked to design early in the lifecycle to ensure design integrity and robustness while maintaining efficiency. This role provides Engineering Assurance/Quality Engineering support to Engineering, Manufacturing, Program Management, System Test and many other functions to ensure that quality standards are met. The responsibility of this position includes:

  • Verifying test setups and reviewing test procedures to ensure validation of requirements
  • Supporting various design reviews and testing processes, mechanisms, systems integration and requirements verification
  • Performing root cause/corrective action (RCCA)
  • Extensive review of supplier documentation to verify compliance to quality standards and contractual requirements as they pertain to the equipment being procured
  • Extensive review of engineering drawings along with equipment inspection and test support to evaluate the precision and accuracy of products being developed. This may include geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), maintainability and producibility aspects of a design.
  • Extensive review of Technical Data Packages (TDPs) which may include but are not limited to Engineering end items such as Drawings, Part List and supporting Qualification and testing documents as well as verifying Quality Assurance Provisions (QAPs)
  • Engaging in all aspects of design requirements, design application, documentation review, implementation, integration and management to ensure that final design requirements meet and/or exceed customer's requirements
  • Developing and/or tracking metrics to support job functionBasic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) with 5 or more years of experience in Quality OR a Master's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) with 2 years of experience in Quality Assurance or related field
    • An Active, In-scope, DoD Secret Security Clearance with the last investigation occurring within the last five (5) years as well as Program Special Access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs. Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience with CAD software (i.e., AutoCAD, CATIA, Solid Works, NX) and MS Office Suite
      • General knowledge of ASME standards, MIL standards and other industry standards
      • Ability to establish rapport and work closely with the Integrated Project Team leaders and design groups.
      • Ability to gather data and create Quality briefings to present to higher level management and the customers.
      • A willingness to work in fluid environments defining policies and procedures.
      • An innovative spirit to identify issues and propose solutions to overcome barriers to success.
      • Strong Organizational and Leadership Skills
      • Experience with Supplier Engagement
      • Experience with Root Cause/Corrective Action
      • Experience with Material Review Board
      • Experience with Laboratory Operations Salary Range: $79,700 USD - $119,500 USD 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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Melbourne , Principal Quality Engineer, Engineering , Melbourne, Florida

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