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Manager Quality 1 – ECWC (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10070444

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia, 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: 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.


  • Help inspectors resolve issues that arise during the inspection of products.
  • Monitor data and develop metrics relating to work center performance.
  • Properly coordinate resource allocation to ensure Program needs are met.
  • Maintain oversight for review and approval of applicable procedures and process specifications related to the work center activities.
  • Ensure throughput of Quality Assurance team is sufficient for the work center volume of work
  • Work with functional management to ensure budgets are appropriately established and maintained.
  • Encourage and support Quality Assurance team in review of inspection processes.
  • Drive process improvement ideas to implementation phase.
  • Ensure Quality Assurance team has the necessary Standard Practice training and OJT to perform their job functions efficiently and reliably.
  • Ensure proper development of employees (i.e. mentoring, career path development, etc.).
  • Lead inspection efforts in real-time alongside employees to ensure cycle time of products in the inspection queue is minimized
  • Actively support inspection efforts to clear backlogs and minimize inspection queues
  • Ensure quality database(s) is updated and maintained appropriately to properly track inspection efforts, equipment usage, and calibration/certification information

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree)
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a member of Quality Assurance team (in technical function) or previous experience supervising/leading team of employees in technical job function
  • U.S. citizen
  • Able to read and inspect to engineering documentation.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft applications (Word and Excel) and willingness to learn new computer programs/applications.
  • Excellent technical writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of TIPQA and/or Costpoint database applications
  • Knowledge in how to read electrical schematics and wire lists
  • Knowledge base in Lean Manufacturing Principles and/or Six Sigma Principles.
  • Previous experience managing budgets and personnel allocation for company or team.

Salary Range: $98,800 USD - $148,200 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.