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Principal / Senior Principal Engineer Mission Assurance – Clearance Required

Requisition ID: R10044622

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Clearfield, Utah, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 6

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Mission Assurance Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located Clearfield, Utah

As quality engineering, we define and monitor mission assurance program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of programs. We assure quality, risk management, safety, reliability and maintainability of program achievements, subcontractors, and suppliers are in accordance with contractual requirements. We assess program performance and risks, and help to determine resources to ensure contract compliance. Do you enjoy solving problems? Come join our team!

This role may be filled as a Principal or Senior Principal Engineer Mission Assurance depending on the qualifications below.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Authoring documentation to instruct operations on successful execution of quality requirements
  • Manage and coordinate non-conformance containment and corrective action implementation activities
  • Lead data collection, analysis, and customer interface
  • Write and manage risk mitigation actions and assuring their implementation.
  • Contribute to design change control reviews and implementation
  • Support internal audits, process observations and area assessments
  • Establish and maintain collaboration partnership across functions and programs, customers, program management, and other support organizations

Our team is exceptionally detail-oriented. We work on sophisticated projects in the aerospace industry, producing high-quality work. Each member has individual assignments, but we work as a united team to identify and resolve potential issues before timelines are impacted. Our team pursues inclusivity, diversity, and balance in both workload and work-life. We feel strongly about treating each other with respect and working with integrity.

Work schedules can vary, but we strive for a 9/80 work week, which gives us every other Friday off to pursue interests outside of the office. Northrop Grumman provides a full suite of benefits, and we are regularly mentioned as a top company for work life balance.

Work schedule:

  • Opening on  A, B & C shifts
  • Must be willing to work any shift

Work schedules can vary, with the following shift options:

Shift A: Monday – Thursday 10 hr per shift- 6:00pm – 4:30pm

Shift B: Monday – Thursday 10 hr shift 3:30pm – 2:00am

Shift C: Friday – Sunday 12 hr shift 6:00am – 6:30pm

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree STEM discipline and 5+ years of Quality Engineering and or Mission Assurance work experience; OR a Master's Degree and 3+ years of work experience
  • Knowledge of Inspection Plans and First Article Inspections
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance last investigated within 5 1/2 years and the ability to obtain special program access

Senior Principal Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 9+ years of Quality engineering and or Mission Assurance work experience; OR a Master's Degree and 7+ years of work experience
  • Knowledge of Inspection Plans and First Article Inspections
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance last investigated within 5 1/2 years and the ability to obtain special program access

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Prior manufacturing experience
    • Ability to read and interpret GD&T drawings
    • Knowledge of Root Cause and Corrective Action methods
    • Knowledge of continuous improvement principles
    • Background in Composites

    What We Offer:

    At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!


      Salary Range: $79,700 USD - $119,500 USD
      Salary Range 2: $98,700 USD - $148,100 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.