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Principal Engineer Quality - Space Components

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Principal Engineer Quality - Space Components

  • Location:San Diego, California, United States of America
  • Clearance Type: None
  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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 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.
    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.Northrop Grumman Space Components Business Unit designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies. The Space Components Business Unit is seeking aPrincipalQuality Engineer(Level 3)tojoin our team. This position could be located inSan Diego, CA.
    JOB SUMMARY As a Principal Quality Engineer you will support the design, manufacturing and test of advanced composite structures for space and aerospace applications including satellite optical benches, telescopes, bus structures, solar array substrates, reflector antennas, missiles, and radomes. These products serve a diverse set of customers throughout the military, civil and commercial sectors. As the Quality Engineer you would support multiple contracts in a fast-paced environment certified to both AS9100 and NADCAP. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Develops, modifies, applies, and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product.
    • Develop and execute Quality Plans in support of multiple programs that ensures technical and contractual requirements are achieved throughout engineering, procurement, manufacturing and test phases of each program. Coordinate in-process and final inspection activities in accordance with Quality Plans, including key/mandatory inspection points with external customers.
    • Engage directly with cross-functional teams and facilitate collaboration between engineering, operations and program management to ensure quality standards are in place. Provide technical expertise to find real-time solutions to internal constraints and manage/mitigate risks to external customer needs. Prepare and present quality portions of preliminary/critical design reviews, manufacturing/test readiness reviews to external customers
    • Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment.
    • Review and approve Manufacturing Work Instructions and Procurement Requisitions to ensure all requirements are accounted for and thoroughly/clearly defined for manufacturing and suppliers.
    • Perform production floor activities associated with quality, production, and test activities, including data gathering and analysis, while assisting in any review boards such as Corrective Action Board, Failure Review Board, and Material Review Board.
    • Ownership of assigned program non-conformance processing, including disciplined root cause investigations, corrective action implementation and rigorous follow-up to verify effectiveness. Act as direct liaison between NG and external customers on all program quality issues.
    • Ownership of preparation and delivery of end item data packages for all hardware shipments, ensuring accurate reports for as-designed/as-built configurations, full material traceability, and work-in-process testing
    • Promote a culture of continuous improvement, inclusive teamwork and disciplined root cause problem solving.
    • 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. Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field & 5 years of related engineering experience, OR a Master's Degree in a STEM field & 3 years of related engineering experience
      • Experience with manufacturing processes, assembly and/or testing.
      • Working Knowledge of Material Review and Failure Review Boards, with various methods of root cause analysis (e.g., 5 -Why, Ishikawa, PFMEA, Process Maps, etc.)
      • Experience in reading and interpreting engineering drawings per ASME Y14.5
      • Knowledge and application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing principles
      • Experience working within Quality Management Systems including AS9100 and NADCAP
      • Experience working directly with external customers and suppliers to communicate requirements and resolve technical issues
      • Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational and decision making skills
      • Expertise in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
      • Ability to obtain & maintain a DoD security clearance (US Citizenship Required)
        PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
        • Preferred candidates would have knowledge of advanced composites engineering and manufacturing processes
        • Experience supporting and leading Root Cause Corrective Action teams
        • Understanding of Continuous Improvement concepts, process, and tools
        • Preferred candidates would have training and successful application of lean principles
        • Preferred candidates would be proficient in ERP and MES systems
        • Knowledge of mechanical and non-destructive inspection techniques and tools
        • Current & active DoD security clearance Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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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