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Principal Quality Engineer/Sr. Principal Quality Engineer

Huntsville, AL, USA | Northrop Grumman

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented Supplier Quality Engineer to join our team in Huntsville, AL. The position will require regular travel to supplier sites. Travel is conducted during the work week and will fluctuate between 50-80%.The selected candidate will perform the following:


· Perform Specification Compliance Reviews, First Article Inspections per (AS9102 or equivalent) and Source inspections.


· Perform Pilot Line Verifications in accordance with the program and customer guidelines


· Initiate Corrective Action Plans and work with suppliers, 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.


· Work with key suppliers to ensure they are performing well and their capacity and capability are adequate to deliver products on time


· Lead Supplier performance management by analyzing performance data, and identifying opportunities for improvement


· Preventing/Minimizing business impact from supplied material defects; supplier quality risk mitigation


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


· Strong communication skills (both oral and written) will be necessary to support the assignment and weekly reports.


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


· Provide project management guidance and support to projects and processes


· Establish positive working relationships with suppliers and internal teams


Qualifications 

This position may be filled at either the Principal or Sr. Principal level.


Basic Qualifications for Principal:


· Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a technical discipline


· 5+ years experience in supplier quality


· Experience with manufacturing processes and procedures


· Experience with basic inspection tools


· Experience developing, collecting, and analyzing metrics


· Experience in root cause analysis and corrective action


· Must be able to travel during the week to supplier sites (local and non-local)


· Must be able to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance. US Citizenship required.


Basic Qualifications for Sr. Prinicpal:


· Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a technical discipline


· 9+ years experience in supplier quality


· Experience with manufacturing processes and procedures


· Experience with basic inspection tools


· Experience developing, collecting, and analyzing metrics


· Experience in root cause analysis and corrective action


· Must be able to travel during the week to supplier sites (local and non-local)


· Must be able to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance. US Citizenship required.


Preferred Qualifications:


· Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering


· Six Sigma or Lean certifications


· Knowledge of statistical process control, auditing to ISO 9001 and AS9100 requirements


· Ability to use a CMM and laser tracker to measure dimensions


· Understanding of NADCAP certified processes, including painting, plating, finishing, coating, machining, brazing, welding and castings, and NDT methods


· Certified on IPC-620


· Experience with measurement analysis methods


· Cable or machine shop manufacturing experience


· ASQ Lead Auditor Certification


· Possesses current DOD Secret Clearance.


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