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Principal Engineer Quality

Palmdale, CA, USA | Northrop Grumman

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Principal Quality Engineer collaborates with engineering, supply chain, and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place.


 The core responsibilities are as follows:


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. 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.


Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction. 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. 


Qualifications


Basic Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) related field of study and a minimum of 5 years of experience in production, manufacturing, and /or quality OR a Master’s degree and 3 years of experience in production, manufacturing, and /or quality.


Preferred Qualifications: 


Prior Quality Engineering Experience

Experience with MES, Catia, and PDM applications

Experience with Root Cause Corrective Action Analysis 

Aircraft Assembly or Aerospace Experience

Experience using data analytics tools


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