1+ months

Principal Engineer Quality

Northrop Grumman
Baltimore, MD 21217

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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 worlds 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 Mission Systems is seeking a talented Quality Engineer to join our team in Baltimore, MD.

The Quality Engineer:

+ Develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product.
+ Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place and maintained. Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment.
+ 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.
+ Perform production floor activities associated with quality, production, and test activities, while assisting in the corrective action board (CAB) including data gathering and analysis.
+ Possess technical knowledge in specifications/standards, drawing interpretation, measurement and analysis methods, process and product assessments, and corrective action methodology
**Support the Inspection Team by ensuring contractual quality requirements are flowed down to the cell, clarifying drawing and other build documentation questions**

+ Possess the ability to apply technical standards, scientific principles, theories and concepts
+ Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction while collaborating with the compliance team
+ Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements.
+ 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.

Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, or equivalent STEM discipline.
+ 5+ years of relevant work experience in a Mechanical Manufacturing/Machining environment.
+ Possess technical knowledge in quality specifications and standards.
+ Proficiency in MS Office Applications especially Excel, Word, Power Point
+ Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance. US Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Materials, Civil, Engineering
+ Masters degree in STEM discipline.
+ PCDMIS CMM programming experience.
+ Working knowledge of GD&T.
+ Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Certification in a Method.
+ Additive Manufacturing or Brazing experience.
+ Quality related experience in the following processes: machining, sheet metal, welding, finishing, mechanical assembly.
+ Training in LEAN, Six Sigma, and CI methodologies, Certified Green or Black Belt.
+ Knowledge of ISO 9001/AS9100 and internal auditing
+ Experience in a DoD Manufacturing environment.
+ Drawing interpretation and ANSI Y14.5 requirements experience


Salary Range: $88,000.00 - $132,000.00

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.

**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.


Posted: 2022-06-24 Expires: 2022-08-25

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