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Procurement Quality/Principal Procurement Quality Engineer

Requisition ID: R10016560

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Corinne - UT, 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: 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 Space Systems is currently looking for a Procurement Quality/Principal Procurement Quality Engineer to work in our Promontory, UT location.

Description:

 The Procurement Quality Engineer functions associated with design, fabrication, and inspection of materials/components used in the production of Aerospace materials and hardware both in-house and at supplier facilities. Ability to develop, plan, and implement quality methods and strategies for procured items to assure the design, procurement, acceptance, and use of procured items.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Supplier Quality risk management.

  • Develops and implements supplier quality evaluation and control systems.

  • Assures supplier process and product quality, including contractual, regulatory, and technical compliance.

  • Interfaces directly with supplier personnel and must be knowledgeable in and capable of assessing both supplier quality and manufacturing processes and procedures.

  • Conducts product and process verification activities, monitors supplier quality performance, and drives root cause corrective action analysis for supplier quality issues.

  • Supports the maintenance of the approved supplier list and periodically reviews supplier performance to determine whether suppliers should remain on the approved list.

  • Manages supplier requests for waivers, deviations and discrepancy reporting process.

  • Keeps management apprised of supplier performance, quality status, and risks.

  • Coordinates and oversees Supplier Quality plan implementation through all program phases.

  • Actively engages in supplier evaluation, qualification and selection as part of the Business Acquisition Process (BAP) and as new procurements are required on existing programs.

  • Manages implementation of Supplier Quality processes, including supplier approval activities, source selection evaluations, supplier classification designation (Critical, Key and Standard), development and execution of supplier quality risk assessments and mitigation plans, and supplier quality requirements development and flow-downs.

  • Supervisory or management responsibilities for projects engaged in research and/or product development in more than one engineering discipline.

  • Collaborates with program management, engineering, subcontracts/procurement functional management and supplier management teams to ensure that all procurements meet or exceed the requirements of external and internal customers.

  • Defines the Supplier MA program within the scope of contract requirements and NGMS policies and processes.

  • Coordinates and oversees Supplier Mission Assurance implementation over all program phases.

  • Manages implementation of Supplier Mission Assurance processes, including, supplier quality requirements development, supplier classification designation (Critical, Key and Standard), supplier pre-award capability assessments, source selection evaluations, supplier quality audits and supplier performance assessments.

  • Supports the maintenance of the approved supplier list and periodically reviews supplier performance to determine whether suppliers should remain on the approved list.

  • Manages supplier requests for waivers, deviations and discrepancy reporting process (Material Review Board).

  • Evaluates supplier-non-conformances, negative performance trends and failures and determines root cause and implements corrective and preventive actions.

  • Manages source inspection processes and coordinates with customer as required.

  • Verify that End Item Data Packages (EIDPs) are complete and manufacturing travelers are reviewed prior to shipment.

  • Ensures that awards and teaming agreements are issued to qualified suppliers through early engagement in the Business Acquisition Process with procurement/subcontracts, business development and program/technical representatives.

  • Utilizes supplier performance data bases and supplier quality management system assessment tools to provide objective evidence of suppliers capability to perform.

  • Keeps management apprised of supplier performance, quality status and risks.

  • Determines the resources required to execute the Supplier MA program and ensure team success, manages the resources and ensures the resources are adequately trained.

  • Actively engages in supplier evaluation, qualification and selection as part of the Business Acquisition Process (BAP) in support of proposal activity and on an as-needed basis when new procurements are required on existing programs.

  • Supports program Mission Assurance in development and maintenance of SAP Vendor and Part Master databases.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering discipline and 2 years of experience, 0 with MS

  •  Position can be filled one level higher, 5 years and a BS or 3 years with MS

  • Demonstrated experience leading teams

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to focus on multiple projects with competing priorities

  • Demonstrated experience in making sound decisions in uncertain and difficult situations

  • Demonstrated experience working with customers to ensure project success

  • Some travel 10% - 20% required primarily US domestic

  • Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of MRP systems

  • Knowledge of configuration management systems and processes


Salary Range: 64200 - 96200
Salary Range 2: 79400 - 119200

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.


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