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Northrop Grumman Sr Prncpl Eng Supplier Quality in Unknown City, Massachusetts


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available


TRAVEL: Yes, 75% 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 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer to join our Supplier Performance Management Field Engineering team. This team supports programs with suppliers across the United States and Internationally. The location required is in the Massachusetts region.

This position works a 9/80 schedule and will travel an estimated 75%.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate in a team environment, negotiate and integrate different viewpoints, prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project results.

  • Represent the company with credibility, confidence and professionalism.

  • Perform Specification Compliance Reviews, First Article Inspections and Source inspections on various categories of hardware such as PWBs, CCAs, cables and connectors, microelectronics, electro-mechanical systems, and power supplies.

  • Understands continuous process improvement (CI) and can effectively develop and execute CI initiatives and activities.

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

  • Analyze and interpret data to identify suppliers’ process issues and developing solutions

  • Perform process and product audits along with capacity assessments to ensure the supplier's processes are robust and capable, as well as compliant to Military and Space requirements.

  • Effectively perform supplier surveillance activities designed to manage and improve supplier performance, productivity, and process validation.

  • Apply technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts to analyze and audit our suppliers’ processes and capabilities.

  • Capable of leading cross-functional teams in pursuit of performance improvements aligned to department and organizational goals

  • Mitigate supplier quality risk to prevent/minimize business impact from supplied material defects

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

  • Lead on-site supplier engagements, including performance reviews and Quality System audits

  • Be able to analyze and present data to all levels of leadership

  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written)

  • Understands general contracting principles in a Department of Defense and commercial environment

  • Establish positive working relationships with suppliers and internal teams

  • Develop and mentor new engineers.

  • Must be a self-starter able to plan and schedule the required activities and must be flexible to accommodate urgent program needs.

Basic Qualifications for a Supplier Quality Engineer 4 are:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related STEM field.

  • 9+ years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Design Engineering and/or 9+ years of experience in Continuous Improvement (7+ years with a Master's degree).

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

  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 or AS9100 requirements

  • Must be able to travel up to 75% of the Time

  • Experience in root cause analysis and corrective action

  • Demonstrate skill to lead teams and projects

  • Knowledge of J-STD-001, IPC-A-600, 610, 620 or Mil-Std-883

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess current DOD Secret Clearance.

  • Experience working in the defense industry.

  • Process knowledge and manufacturing engineering experience in PWB, CCAs, microelectronics, RF devices, electro-mechanical systems, and Power Supplies.

  • Certification in J-STD-001, IPC-A-600, 610, 620 or Mil-Std-883.

  • Experience with Space Requirements

  • Six Sigma or Lean certifications.

  • Lead auditor experience to ISO 9001 and AS9100, AS9102 requirements.

  • Understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (ANSI Y14.5M)

  • ASQ Lead Auditor, CQE, CQM Certification

Salary Range: $103,900.00 - $155,900.00

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 .

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.