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Quality Engineering Manager 1

Requisition ID: R10064882

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • 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, 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.

We are currently seeking a Manager 1, Quality Engineering to support the Promontory, Utah facility. The candidate will be responsible for leading and managing a team of quality engineers supporting various manufacturing activities related to Solid Rocket Motor Manufacturing including:

  • Composite Case Winding, insulation, and Lining

  • Propellant Mixing

  • Propellant casting

  • Rocket Motor Assembly

  • Igniter fabrication

  • Nozzle installation

This individual will oversee a team of engineers who support a broad range of products and programs (NASA, commercial, and strategic programs). The work location is at the Promontory, Utah campus.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Quality Engineering Manager is responsible to:

  • Provide leadership and oversight of 5 - 10 quality engineers responsible for ensuring product meets requirements

  • Utilize effective talent management strategies to attract, retain, develop, and engage outstanding people for the organization

  • Be the face of S&MA to associated VSOs as well as external customers (Navy, NASA, LM, DCMA)

  • Develop, communicate and implement vision, strategy, goals, and metrics to achieve business objectives for safety, quality, customer satisfaction, schedule, cost, and continuous improvement

  • Represent and communicate S&MA technical capabilities and technologies to internal and external customers

  • Manage workloads, ensure staffing needs are fulfilled, and programs are appropriately resourced

  • Ensure leadership and key subject matter expert succession plans are in place and be proactive by coaching and mentoring key talent to assume increased responsibilities

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with other technical Propulsion Systems organizations including other groups in S&MA, Operations, Process Engineering, Science and Engineering, and Program Management

  • Serve as Corrective Action Board (CAB) chair supporting one or more Value Streams

  • Manage material and labor budgets

Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidate must have a BS degree

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years (3 years with Masters) of experience in engineering or related field

  • General knowledge of the role of Quality Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Tooling or component Quality

  • Demonstrated team leadership skills – formal engineering or operations leadership experience and/or significant technical projects or investigations

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and with internal and external customers

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including the ability to coach, develop and mentor others

  • Ability to drive change through creating, sustaining and improving standards and procedures

  • Broad understanding of NG command media, including the need for compliance

  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to acquire a Secret security clearance

  • Travel expectation of 1% – 5%

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience and knowledge of CM principles

  • Previous engineering or operations leadership experience

  • Demonstrated Lean Manufacturing experience

  • Graduate degree (MS, MBA, PhD) in engineering or related technical discipline

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to present and communicate with a broad range of audiences (operators, department leaders, and customers)

  • Interpersonal skills and organizational savvy to ensure success: easily relate well to a wide variety of diverse styles, build diverse networks, be quick to find common ground, and collaborate well with others

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Detail-oriented but able to understand the big picture

  • Demonstrated critical problem-solving skills


Salary Range: $112,700 USD - $169,100 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.