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Senior Principal Quality Engineer

Palmdale, CA, USA | Northrop Grumman

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    7-10 years
Job Description:
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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.


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math field with 9 years of experience OR a Masters degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math field with 7 years of experience.

US citizenship is required

Candidate must have an active in scope Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance and a background investigation within the scope of five years. 

Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain all required security clearances and program specific accesses.

Comfortable briefing Executive Leadership and the Customer regarding process metrics, issues, and actions being taken.

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Preferred Qualifications:

Experienced working with suppliers for nonconforming material investigations and Root Cause Corrective Action

Proficient in SAP and MES data management systems

Knowledge of Supply Chain Management processes

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