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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, innovation isn’t just an idea - it’s a way of life.


Our employees have incredible opportunities to work on groundbreaking 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 are making history.


Are you interested in expanding your career while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place you.


Responsibilities include:  


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  


Performs statistical analysis to 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 contract requirements are met and that documentation is compliant with requirements


May specialize in the areas of 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


May have material review board experience 


Qualifications 

Basic Qualifications: 


Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math field and Five (5) years of experience in manufacturing, design, or quality engineering or Master's degree and Three (3) years of experience in manufacturing, design, or quality engineering


Root cause and corrective action experience


Active DoD Secret clearance with an investigation within the last 5 years


Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access 


Preferred Qualifications: 


Experience with trend data development and analysis


Material review board experience


Contract compliance and auditing experience


Proficient in Microsoft Office Tool suite (i.e.: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)


ASQ / CQE Certification


Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical issues clearly to all levels of leadership


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