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Principal Process Improvement Analyst - Space Components

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Principal Process Improvement Analyst - Space Components

  • Clearance Type: None
  • Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Positions Available: 1 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.

    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.The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.The Space Components and Strategic Businesses Unit is seeking a Process Improvement Analyst (Level 3/4) to join our Engineering team. This position will be based in San Diego, CA, but may be located at other major site locations in Devens, MA, Oxnard, CA, or Goleta, CA.OverviewThe Principal Process Improvement Analyst defines, designs and implements continuous improvement programs to ensure programs are integrated vertically and horizontally across the organization. This role will be responsible for defining improvement projects aligned with business strategies as well as analyzing improvement programs and potential results. Supporting engineering operations, this individual facilitates and coaches improvement teams, establishes and maintains performance metrics to measure program success, and installs process excellence tools for program governance, technical product creation, project reviews, communications , and training. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:
    • Ability to lead cross functional teams in Kaizen events and apply LEAN / Six-Sigma principles.
    • Must have an understanding of LEAN principles, concepts, practices, and standards and their practical application.
    • Ability to d evelop new techniques and applications based on professional principles and theories.
    • A bility to carefully analyze complex problems and develop innovative solutions.
    • Broad knowledge of industry practices in continuous improvement.
    • Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives.
    • Must be able to work independently and have strong organizational skills.
    • Effectively communicate and clearly present technical approaches and findings. This position may be filled as a Principal Process Improvement Analyst (Level 3) or a Sr. Principal Process Improvement Analyst (Level 3) depending upon candidate education, experience and qualifications. Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:
      • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university and 6+ years of engineering process development and/or project management experience OR Master's Degree with 4+ years experience
      • Training and/or certification in Lean/Six Sigma
      • Minimum 2 years leading Lean Kaizen events
      • Skilled in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project)
      • Ability to obtain DoD Secret clearance Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:
        • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university and 10+ years of engineering process development and/or project management experience OR Master's Degree with 8+ years experience
        • Training and/or certification in Lean/Six Sigma
        • Minimum 4 years leading Lean Kaizen events
        • Skilled in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project)
        • Ability to obtain DoD Secret clearance Preferred Qualifications:
          • Industrial Engineering degree with focused studies in Lean / Six Sigma.
          • Comfort and experience presenting to a variety of audiences, including senior leadership as well as other internal and external stakeholders.
          • Ability to effectively work with Senior Management Team (SMT).
          • Experience with, and knowledge of hardware design and manufacturing processes for space & aerospace applications
          • Experience with PLM / PDM softwareThis position reports to San Diego, CA, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 3 locations listed above. Salary Range: $86,300 USD - $129,500 USD Salary Range 2: $107,000 USD - $160,600 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.
            • Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
            • Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
            • Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.Did you know?Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.

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