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Electrical Engineer III – Mission and Quality Assurance

Requisition ID: R10067182

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, Arizona, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 50% 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.

Electrical Engineer III – Mission and Quality Assurance

Defines and monitors mission assurance 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 mission assurance.

A BS Degree in electrical engineering or aerospace engineering, plus at least five (5) years of experience with BS or three (3) years of experience with complex electrical, battery storage systems or electromechanical assemblies such as switches.  Work experience must be in problem definition, resolution and design/system understanding of electronic and electromechanical systems.  Experience in the quality assurance of procured items and the systems that flow-down contractual requirements to a supply base or aerospace manufacturing companies is highly desirable. Experience in inspection planning, incoming inspection processes and continuous improvement methods (such as Lean or Six-Sigma) are also highly desirable.  ASQ Certification (CQM, CQE) or Six Sigma is a plus.  Ability to obtain "Controlled Unclassified Information" (CUI) access is required.

Able to work independently as well as leading a team to reach assigned goals. Able to develop, evaluate and improve quality assurance processes compliant to aerospace industry standards (AS9100) and expectations.  Articulate in the presentation of aerospace hardware and systems problems to technical professionals to initiate resolutions. Knowledge of discrepant material procedures, i.e., Discrepancy Reporting and MRB.  System integration and range safety experience a plus.  Experienced with Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint software required.

Candidate will be responsible for providing technical support and quality oversight in the acquisition of electronic and electromechanical systems for various launch applications.

This entails the review of all discrepant hardware discovered during source inspection, receiving inspection and subsequent assembly into launch systems and their testing, determining the company's exposure to like discrepancies which includes leading investigations, collecting supporting documentation, identifying sources of supply, devising suspect material containment plans, creating corrective and preventative action plans, and working with technical teams for final resolution within a timeline goal.

This position will also develop and deploy continuous improvement initiatives for this process to support supply base performance goals in supplier approval, surveillance, auditing, and quality rating.

This position works closely with engineering, mission assurance, material, and procurement professionals in the entire purchasing process to ensure the highest quality of procured hardware.

This position is also responsible for the stream of supplier quality assurance contractual data and the subsequent report generation and publishing of performance metrics using Excel, Word, and PowerPoint software. Travel is an essential function of this position (approximately 30%) and may be on short notice. This position requires prolonged periods of sitting, standing, and walking and ability to lift and carry 50 pounds for short distances. Other duties as assigned.

Work schedule includes a 9/80 schedule (9 hours per day, 9 days every 2 weeks, every other Friday off) and currently we work on a hybrid work schedule, 2 days in-office, 2 days remote work and every other Friday in-office.


Salary Range: $79,700 USD - $119,500 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.