Location: Linthicum, Maryland
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No -Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift
Travel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Positions Available: 1
At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented Staff Quality Engineer to join our team in Baltimore, Maryland.
This position defines and monitors Quality and Mission Excellence (QME) program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of programs. Performs or assures quality, risk management, safety, reliability and maintainability of program achievements, subcontractors, and suppliers in accordance with contractual requirements. Assesses program performance and risks, and determines resources to ensure QME effectiveness. Is responsible for QME task delegation and establishing budgets and spend plans. As Cost Account Manager (CAM) supports program Earned Value (EV) analysis and establishing budget baselines and performing Comprehensive Estimate at Completion (CEAC) reviews.
Applies advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts. Contributes to the development of new principles and concepts. Utilize customer and Northrop Grumman Mission Assurance policies and procedures, and industry standards such as ISO 9001/AS9100, to help realize those solutions.
Works on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions, which are highly innovative and ingenious. Participates as QME representative in Configuration Control Board meetings to assure compliance with established Configuration Management policies and procedures. Develops advanced technological ideas and guides their development into a final product. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve critical organizational objectives and effect the image of the organization technological capability. Hands-on experience developing or reviewing plans and processes associated with AS9100.
Works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often self-initiated. Determines and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. Work checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than by formal review of superior. Works with the QME team and program management team to define, gather, evaluate, and effectively present process and quality metrics to assist with program efficiency, effectiveness, and continuous improvement. Ability to coordinate/collaborate with external quality teams in data gathering, problem solving, risk mitigation, and root cause corrective action.
Experience providing root cause analysis and presenting key metrics to Quality and Program leadership. Serves as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs. Acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications. Serves as the QME representative on the program Material Review Board.
Also serves as the primary liaison with customer representatives and coordinates and supports product “Sell-Off” and well as responses to customer questions and requests for corrective actions.
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or other technical field such as Mechanical, Electrical, or Manufacturing Engineering.
14+ years of related experience in supporting systems engineering, systems integration, software engineering, software development, software test processes, or program management (12+ Years related experience with Masters; 9+ Years related experience with PhD).
Active DOD Secret clearance
Experience with AS9100/ISO9001 Quality Management
Solid written and verbal interpersonal, communication skills and confidence to brief senior management with solid foundation in Quality and Mission Excellence applications.
Six Sigma trained/certified or knowledge of statistical analysis methods and techniques.
Ability to work in cross-functional teams to resolve problems or issues
Exposure to Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
Experience in dispositioning hardware for quality related issues in a manufacturing facility that builds microelectronics
Have experience in quality planning
Have participated in the Material Review Board (MRB) process
Experience with a manufacturing execution system such as SAP
Awareness of the J-standard requirements
Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Master’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Manufacturing Engineering
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt
Excellent data analysis skills
Strong presentation & communication skills
Experience with mentoring less experienced personnel
Record of increasing responsibility and leadership supporting manufacturing, electrical, and mechanical engineering organizations
SAP MES knowledge
Experience working with electrical or mechanical design requirements and specifications.
Experience working with or apply J-standard requirements
Ability to obtain and maintain an advanced clearance.
Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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