Northrop Grumman Principal Supplier Quality Engineer in Devens, Massachusetts
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes
RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available
CLEARANCE TYPE: None
TRAVEL: Yes, 50% of the Time
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Adaptive Optics Associates – Xinetics (AOA Xinetics), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) Business Venture, is currently seeking a Principal Engineer Supplier Quality to support Mission/Quality Assurance activities in Devens MA.
Reporting to the Quality Manager, the Principal Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer will ensure Customer and Program Requirements, Supplier/Subcontractor Performance meet and or exceed Business Requirements and are Satisfactory to Customer Expectations . The ideal candidate will possess exceptional technical expertise and collaborative people skills with a proven ability to work within a technically dynamic, high-growth, fast-paced, precision orientated and strategically important business unit for NGSP.
Develop and implement a Supplier/Subcontractor Quality Surveillance and Engagement Plan in accordance with AOX’s Quality First Organizational Goals
Perform Specification Compliance Reviews, First Article Verification, Source Verification for Process and Product, Effectively Flow –Down Specification Requirements, Review Technical and subsequently translate into Manufacturing Schemes, etc.
Initiate Supplier Corrective Action as necessary and ensure effective implementation
Work with 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
Manage Strategic Suppliers to ensure they are performing at and or exceeding stipulated Business requirements, including identification and implementation of opportunities for improvement
Institute a strict culture of Risk Mitigation at all levels of your ROLE
Provide project management guidance and support to projects and processes
Establish positive working relationships with Suppliers and internal teams
Execute other assignments based on Business needs
Apply AS9100 requirements at all levels of your activities
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Material Science or STEM discipline
8+ years relevant experience in Supplier Quality Engineering, Manufacturing and/or Design Engineering
Outstanding Relationship Management and People skills
Exceptional Supplier Sourcing experience
In-depth knowledge of ISO 9001, AS9100, and application of QMS tools
In-depth Process Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (PFMEA),Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Experience using basic Quality verification instruments, tools and methodologies
Ability to interpret blue prints/diagrams
Experience in applying RCCA to resolve problems
In-depth knowledge of Lean Six Sigma methodologies with emphasis on variation reduction
Exceptional Project Management skills with proven ability to oversee multiple projects concurrently
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong acumen in applying quantitative and qualitative methods to achieve results
Advanced proficiency with MS Office, VISIO, MS-Project, Mini-Tab or similar software applications
U.S. Citizenship is a requirement for employment at AOX/NGSS
Ability to obtain a DoD Secret or Top Secret Clearance
Master’s degree in Engineering [Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial], Material Science or STEM discipline
5+ years expertise experience in Quality Assurance
NASA Quality and Mission Assurance Provisions
Senior Quality Lead or Quality Supervisory experience
ASQ Certification(s) or Equivalent Quality Certification(s)
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification
DoD/Defense Contractor Industry experience (e.g. Aerospace/Space/Defense/Mission)
Knowledge of manufacturing products using applied materials, optics, optical components, adaptive optics, deformable mirrors, PCBs, nondestructive testing and assembly of small to large precision devices
Position is located in Devens MA and may require travel/on-site support in our East Hartford facility
Domestic/international travel required up to 60% of the time (contingent to CDC Travel Guidelines due to Covid-19)
Ability to sit for extended periods of time
Ability to lift 50lbs
Salary Range: $1.00 - $1.00
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.
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