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Northrop Grumman Principal Engineer Supplier Quality/Sr. Principal Engineer Supplier Quality (Palmdale, CA) in Palmdale, California

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: Secret

TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time

Description

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has a current opening for a Principal Supplier Quality Engineer in our Palmdale, CA facility.

Essential Functions:

  • Leads supplier quality portion of non-conformance product issues using established systems.

  • Executes Quality tools that apply to the product and suppliers assigned. Quality Engineering tools such as: sampling plans, auditing principals, SPC, MSA, First Articles, FMEA, PFMEA, calibration systems, etc. to understand and ultimately resolve issues in the supply base.

  • Solid understanding and implementation of the relevant product or customer specifications, flow down documents, procedures, engineering or process drawings and regulating agent body requirements that apply to the products and suppliers assigned.

  • Issues, monitors and maintains corrective action database.

  • Works effectively with suppliers to resolve problems using Root Cause Corrective Actions (RCCA) tools.

  • Proactively analyze supplier performance data to determine continuous improvement opportunities to improve supplier performance.

  • Consult and advise with the Sourcing team to select, manage assigned suppliers.

  • Leads/performs supplier business assessment activity.

  • Performs Design of Experiments (DOE) as needed.

  • Knowledge of Zero Defect plan (ZDP) is preferred.

  • Mentors less experienced SQE's, as required.

  • Leads, directs and manages multiple projects effectively.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer Supplier Quality:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and 5 years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Engineering OR a Master's Degree in STEM with 3 years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Engineering.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

  • Current and active DoD Secret clearance.

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Engineer Supplier Quality:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and 9 years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Engineering OR a Master's Degree in STEM with 7 years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Engineering.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

  • Current and active DoD Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience SAP, MES, TeamCenter, GD&T, Catia; Green Belt Certification.

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management processes.

  • Experienced working with nonconforming material investigations and Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA).

  • AS9100 Certification.

  • CQE (Certified Quality Engineer) Certification.

Salary Range: $91,960.00 - $137,940.00Salary Range 2: $105,373.00 - $150,821.00

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

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With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space – our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.

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