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Manager Quality Engineering 1 – Inspection

Requisition ID: R10052546

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Buffalo, New York, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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’ Amherst Systems Operating Unit located in Buffalo, NY seeks a Quality Manager 1 to lead factory quality inspection, including Receiving Inspection and In Process Inspection.

As a key leader, partner and essential member of the Amherst Systems Quality and Mission Excellence (QME) leadership team, the Inspection Quality Manager will lead a high performing Quality team and will be responsible for executing, monitoring and reporting on the health of programs and quality of products and services. The Quality Manager reports to the Amherst Organizational Unit QME Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provides clear assignments, helps employees connect their efforts to the bigger picture, creates an inclusive work environment characterized by mutual respect and the valuing of differences, and builds a culture that motivates employees to their highest levels of performance. Maintains the highest level of commitment to quality, compliance and internal controls in adherence to company values and ethics.
  • Sets and monitors inspection priorities in order to meet program milestones.
  • Collaborates with Manufacturing Management team to support internal need times and increase operational efficiency.
  • Defines and monitors program specifications, quality metrics, internal audit metrics and other processes to ensure product quality.
  • Provides factory quality reporting to support Amherst Organizational Unit, Business Unit, and Division reporting requirements.
  • Leads Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) and Foreign Object Debris (FOD) protection programs.
  • Leads or supports Corrective Actions assigned to Inspection and Factory Qualtiy.
  • Participates in internal and external audits.
  • Sets the strategy to meet customer’s expectations, regularly communicates and briefs leadership on factory quality status.
  • Assures compliance in quality, risk management, safety, process improvement, subcontractor and supplier quality, configuration and data management in accordance with contractual requirements.
  • Develops and administers budgets, schedules and resource planning.
  • Responsible for department yields, expenses, and non-applied time, performance evaluation and merit planning.
  • Promotes the professional development of the inspector workforce and fosters a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement and inclusion, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement.
  • Leverages employees’ strengths, identify and address skills gaps
  • Promotes employee retention by mentoring the Inspection team members and provides growth opportunities

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • 6+ years relevant experience in quality, engineering or manufacturing. 4+ years of experience with Masters.
  • Previous leadership experience in a manufacturing team environment.
  • Strong leadership and employee engagement skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Quality, or related field.
  • 10+ years relevant experience in quality, engineering or manufacturing. 6+ years of experience with Masters
  • Previous experience managing direct reports
  • Ability to perform quality related data analysis
  • Prior Factory Quality experience.
  • Six Sigma Green/Black Belt certification or Shainin Red X Apprentice/Journeyman certification
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 / AS9100 Quality Management System certification process.

Salary Range: $89,800 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 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.