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Northrop Grumman Engineer Supplier Quality (3/4) in San Diego, California

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available

CLEARANCE TYPE: Secret

TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time

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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in San Diego, CA. This Supplier Quality Engineer will manage supplier quality performance in the execution of programs for the F-35 business unit with the NIS Division.

Responsible for Supplier Quality risk management. Develops and implements supplier quality evaluation and control systems. Assures supplier process and product quality, including contractual, regulatory, and technical compliance. Interfaces directly with supplier personnel and must be knowledgeable in and capable of assessing both supplier quality and manufacturing processes and procedures. Conducts product and process verification activities, monitors supplier quality performance, and drives root cause corrective action analysis for supplier quality issues. Supports the maintenance of the approved supplier list and periodically reviews supplier performance to determine whether suppliers should remain on the approved list. Manages supplier requests for waivers, deviations and discrepancy reporting process. Keeps management apprised of supplier performance, quality status, and risks. Coordinates and oversees Supplier Quality plan implementation through all program phases. Actively engages in supplier evaluation, qualification and selection as part of the Business Acquisition Process (BAP) and as new procurements are required on existing programs. Manages implementation of Supplier Quality processes, including supplier approval activities, source selection evaluations, supplier classification designation (Critical, Key and Standard), development and execution of supplier quality risk assessments and mitigation plans, and supplier quality requirements development and flow-downs.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Perform Specification Compliance Reviews, First Article Inspections per (AS9102 or equivalent) and Source inspections.

  • Participates in site Preventive Corrective Action Boards (PCABs), Program reviews, and Customer meetings as the Supplier Quality (SQ) representative.

  • Develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product.

  • Initiate Corrective Action Plans and work with suppliers, manufacturing and engineering personnel to identify root cause and ensure robust corrective actions are implemented.

  • Perform process and product audits along with capacity assessments to ensure the supplier's processes are robust and capable.

  • Review Purchase Requisition and Purchase Orders for quality Notes flow-down to supplier Work with key suppliers to ensure they are performing well and their capacity and capability are adequate to deliver products to specifications and on time Perform Supplier performance management by analyzing performance data, and identifying opportunities for improvement.

  • Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction.

  • Perform or facilitate Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) for Quality Management System (QMS) non-compliance.

  • Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements.

  • Develop Supplier Quality support estimates for Proposals or any other support requirements associated with SQ activities.

  • Familiarity with Cost and Earned Value Management System (EVMS) requirements/analysis.

  • 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. Working knowledge of SAP also required.

  • Preventing/Minimizing business impact from supplied material defects; supplier quality risk mitigation.

  • Proactive reduction and prevention of supplied material defect occurrences and verification of supplied material defect claims.

  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written) will be necessary to support the assignment and weekly reports.

  • Be able to analyze and present data to Director Level Management.

  • Collaborate and foster positive working relationships with suppliers and internal teams.

This Position may filled at a Principal or Sr. Principal level

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Quality Engineer :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and a minimum of 5 years (3+ years with a Master's Degree) of Quality experience

  • Experience in special processes (ie. Chemical processing (plating), Non- Destructive testing (NDT), heat treat, welding, brazing etc.), Electronics and mechanical component

  • Must be able to travel up to 15% of the time

  • Familiarity with ISO 9001/AS9100 Quality Management System certification process, GD&T, J-STD and Machining process

  • Must be able to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance. US Citizenship required.

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Quality Engineer :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and a minimum of 9 years (7+ years with a Master's Degree) of Quality experience

  • Experience in special processes (ie. Chemical processing (plating), Non- Destructive testing (NDT), heat treat, welding, brazing etc.), Electronics and mechanical component

  • Must be able to travel up to 15% of the time

  • Familiarity with ISO 9001/AS9100 Quality Management System certification process, GD&T, J-STD and Machining process

  • Must be able to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance. US Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electronics, Materials, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering

  • Experience with AS9100 (standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry)

  • SAP Business System experience

  • Possess current DOD Secret clearance

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Salary Range: $92,000.00 - $138,000.00Salary Range 2: $114,100.00 - $171,100.00

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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