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Principal Engineer Quality

Requisition ID: R10060044

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location Icon Location: Baltimore, MD, USA   |  Elkridge, MD, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Not Applicable (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 is seeking a talented Principal Quality Engineer to join our team in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Principal Quality Engineer defines and monitors Mission Assurance (MA) 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.

 Provides technical solutions which support Quality Management System (QMS) functions on Department of Defense (DOD) software and hardware engineering, development, test, integration, and production programs. Utilize customer and Northrop Grumman Mission Assurance policies and procedures, such as ISO 9001/AS9100, to help realize those solutions.

 Ensures Mission and Quality Assurance support throughout the development, review, delivery, and maintenance cycles for program SDRL deliverables, internal plans, and risk-based process audits. Participates as MA representative in Configuration Control Board meetings to assure compliance with established Configuration Management policies and procedures. Participates in design review providing feedback on designs to engineering/manufacturing personnel. Hands-on experience developing or reviewing plans and processes associated with AS9100.

 Works with the MA 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. Attention to detail coupled with the ability to quickly learn, assess, and apply new processes/procedures. Serves as the MA representative on the program Material Review Board.

Also serves as the primary liaison with customer representatives, coordinates, and supports product Sell-Off and well as responses to customer questions and requests for corrective actions. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Manufacturing Engineering and 5+ years of relevant experience (3+ Years relevant experience with Masters; 0+ Years related experience with PhD.)
  • Solid written and verbal interpersonal, communication skills and confidence to brief senior management.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams to resolve problems or issues
  • Strong presentation & communication skills
  • Manufacturing Experience in microelectronics facility
  • Possess Active Secret Clearance, ability to attain an active advanced clearance.
  • Experience working with electrical or mechanical design requirements and specifications.
  • Experience in root cause corrective action activities

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Either Six Sigma trained/certified or knowledge of statistical analysis methods and techniques.
  • Experience with AS9100/ISO9001 Quality Management experience
  • Excellent data analysis skills using, Mini Tab, Excel or similar
  • Record of increasing responsibility and leadership supporting manufacturing, electrical, and mechanical engineering organizations
  • SAP knowledge
  • Awareness of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
  • Have experience in quality planning
  • Possess Active Advanced Clearance
  • Experience in assessing supplier manufacturing capabilities.

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This position reports to Baltimore, MD, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Elkridge, MD, MD, USA.


Salary Range: $90,600 USD - $136,000 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.