Principal Engineer Quality
Requisition ID: R10125855
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Buffalo, New York, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: None
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 1
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a dedicated Quality Engineer to join the Quality & Mission Excellence (Q&ME) organization in Buffalo, NY. We are looking for a self-starter who can work with minimal direction, has strong oral and written communication, a strong sense of accountability and interpersonal skills, and who’s able to successfully collaborate across organizations and functions to meet common objectives.
Roles & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Monitors all program phases to ensure customer requirements are satisfied.
- Ensures all company policies and processes are followed throughout the life cycle of a program.
- Independently assesses program quality scope cost and schedule.
- 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 and maintained. Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting material against standards and specifications.
- Analyzes inspection and testing processes, mechanisms, and equipment; conducts quality assurance tests; and assesses the cost of and determines the responsibility for addressing nonconforming (NC) material through a Material Review Board (MRB) process.
- Perform production floor activities associated with quality, production, and test activities assuring the quality of software and hardware engineering and test verification activities.
- Assists in the corrective action board (CAB) efforts; including but not limited to, identification, data gathering, analysis, containment, root cause and corrective action (RCCA), and corrective action (CA) effectiveness.
- Possess technical knowledge of and ability to comprehend and apply specifications/standards, drawing interpretation, measurement and analysis methods, process and product assessments, and corrective action methodology.
- Support the Inspection Team by ensuring contractual quality requirements are flowed down to appropriate functions, clarifying drawing and other build documentation questions.
- Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction while collaborating with the compliance team.
- Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable standards, and that documentation is compliant with requirements.
- Identifies and participates in continuous improvement projects to improve overall quality, efficiency, customer satisfaction, and program profitability.
Basic Qualifications for a Principal Quality Engineer:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, or equivalent STEM discipline.
- 5+ years of relevant work experience in a Quality or Manufacturing role (3+ years with a related master’s degree).
- Experience in operating in a Quality Management System (QMS)
- Possess technical knowledge in quality specifications and standards.
- An understanding of basic problem solving.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Embodiment of our Northrop Grumman Values.
- Proficiency in MS Office Applications especially Excel, Word, Power Point.
- US Citizenship required.
- Master’s degree in STEM discipline.
- Working knowledge of ISO 9001/AS9100 and internal auditing.
- Experience supporting the proposal process; developing and maintaining standards, Basis of Estimate, etc.
- Experience reviewing and capturing contractual requirements.
- Working knowledge of government contract requirements; FARS and DFARS.
- Experience reviewing and approving of engineering changes, deliverable documentation, process changes, in accordance with documented processes and procedures, etc.
- Working knowledge of GD&T and ANSI Y14.5 requirements.
- Working knowledge of AS9102 First Article Inspection requirements.
- Working knowledge of Institute for Printed Circuits (IPC) Standards and Publications (e.g., IPC 610, J-STD 001, etc.)
- Ability to prioritize and time manage work in a rapidly changing environment.
- Innate ability to identify and manage risk.
- Conviction to support shared success.
- Detail oriented.
- Training in LEAN, Six Sigma, and CI methodologies, Certified Green or Black Belt.
- Experience in an electronics and mechanical assembly manufacturing environment.
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.
What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- 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.