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Principal Engineer Quality/ Engineer Quality

Requisition ID: R10080392

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Woodland Hills, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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're making history.


Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Quality Engineer 2/3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Woodland Hills, CA location.  The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Quality Engineering team that is engaged with cutting edge technology on a dynamic portfolio of products to meet our customer’s mission needs.  The candidate will support the hardware, software, and systems quality engineering team across all product lines.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Supports all quality engineering functions, hardware, software, and systems.
  • Supports proposal efforts and basis of estimate development.
  • Develops, modifies, implements and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished products.
  • Leads all quality engineering efforts on multiple space programs, reviews contracts for compliance, plans team tasking to ensure compliance.
  • Primary interface with multiple customer Quality representatives and DCMA, supports customer inspection points, and product sell off.
  • Leads efforts to resolve product nonconformances thru MRB, FRB, FRACAS.
  • Evaluates and reports on design, incoming material, production control, and product evaluation to make product and process quality more visible, develops and maintains metrics.
  • Interfaces with the supplier mission assurance team to ensure identified program issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Works with the team to establish root cause on identified issues and ensures corrective and preventive actions are documented, implemented, and verified effective.
  • Coordinates efforts to ensure the quality engineering team meets goals and closes actions on time.
  • Works to ensure effective processes are well documented and updated as needed.
  • Audits for compliance to established procedures.
  • Supports the teams Continuous Improvement activities.


Basic Qualifications

  • STEM field Bachelor’s Degree
  • For Level 2 – 2+ years of related work experience (or a Master's Degree with work experience) in quality engineering or related role
  • For Level 3 – 5+ years of related work experience (or a Master's Degree with 3 years’ work experience) in quality engineering or related role
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance
  • Have worked in an ISO 9001/AS9100 Quality Management System Environment
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions

Preferred Qualifications

  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer or Auditor is a plus
  • Experience with SAP and MES is a plus
  • Experience with military electronics manufacturing, J Std 001 soldering and IPC 610 experience a plus
  • Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma, Green belt certification would be a plus

Salary Range: $74,900 USD - $112,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $92,200 USD - $138,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.