Principal Engineer Quality-19013100

Location: Saint Augustine
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: None
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact peoples 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, theyre making history.



Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has a current opening for a Quality Engineer 3 in our St. Augustine, FL facilities.  This Quality Engineer will be supporting the E-2D Hawkeye assembly line, and will be collaborating with engineering, manufacturing, program management, customers, and suppliers to ensure the final product meets stringent standards.

The selected candidate will have a number of responsibilities, including:


  • Developing, modifying, applying and maintaining quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials products
  • Devising and implementing methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment
  • Designing and analyzing inspection and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment
  • Conducting quality assurance tests
  • Performing statistical analysis to assess the cost of, and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications
  • Auditing quality systems for deficiency identification and correction
  • Ensuring that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements
  • May specialize in the areas of design, incoming materials, production control, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math field with 5 years of experience OR a Masters degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math field with 3 years of experience. 
  • Candidate must have 3 years of experience with aircraft manufacturing and/or inspection
  • 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

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.

Job ID: 19013100

  Reasons to apply:

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
None Required