Mgr Quality Engineering 1

Requisition ID: R10019353

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Corinne, 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: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

Develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product. Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place. Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment. Designs and analyzes inspection and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment; conducts quality assurance tests; and performs statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications. Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction. Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements. May specialize in the areas of design, incoming material, production control, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality. May be certified in lean and six-sigma quality engineering methodologies.

Position is to support GBSD Program Team in Promontory Utah. Quality Manager will direct report to Sr. Quality Manager of Product Assurance who resides in Chandler AZ however will have dotted line connection to the Site Program Manager . Position will have five direct reports including quality engineers and inspectors when team is at full staff. Secret Clearance is required.

The Quality Manager will provide support for integration and testing activities on launch vehicles.  Works as a member of a primary program team to address technical issues, meet program requirements and ensure mission success. Interface with customers, vendors, and with Chandler NG Manufacturing, Integration & Test and Engineering organizations to identify and resolve integration non conformities. Provide support to program Mission Assurance Manager in review of various activities.

Job Responsibilities

1. Establishes and maintains Safety and Quality Assurance programs, procedures and controls ensuring that products and services conform to company standards of excellence.

2. Supports the development, implementation and maintenance of quality policy and procedures. Interfaces with Supplier quality engineers in the verification of product design and reliability.

3. Review practices, procedures and processes seeking avenues to improve efficiency and effectiveness and reduce risk to product quality.

4. Provide oversight in discrepancy review, failure investigations, as well as cause and corrective action determinations. Analyze and interpret trends and executes improvements on key metrics.

5. Reviews and approves drawings, standards, Acceptance Test Plans, and specifications for Integration Quality.

6. Performs Root Cause and Problem Solving projects.

7. Responsible for managing the accuracy of As Built As Design Traceability

8. Responsible for managing and executing First Article Inspections per AS9100 requirements.

9. Responsible for administration and training of Non Conformances and Corrective Actions.

10. Actively participate in daily Metric meetings that discuss Safety, Quality, Delivery, Employee issues and Cost.

Education and Experience

Requires BS in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or other related degree with minimum of 9 years experience or Masters in Engineering & 5 years or PhD & 2 years.

Other Requirements:


Able to read engineering documentation and inspect drawings and parts lists, inspection plans, and supplemental instructions. Knowledge of GD&T principles.  Extensive knowledge base in Cause Analysis tools, such as Ishikawa, FMEA, DOE, etc.

Previous experience managing elements of AS/ISO/CMMI certified internal and external

organization.  Knowing TipQA and Costpoint a plus.

Must be willing and able to travel 10-20% of time (main location being Promontory Utah and other field locations).

Ability to adjust to ever changing schedules/technical issues will be expected.

Required  competencies:

Conflict Management, Understanding Others, Customer Focus, Action Oriented, Decision Quality, Technical Learning

Salary Range: $85,400 USD - $128,000 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

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 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.