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Principal Engineer Quality

Palmdale, CA, USA | Northrop Grumman

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    5-7 years
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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 


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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