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Manager Quality 2 (Palmdale, CA)

Requisition ID: R10063625

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California, 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.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You create trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results. If this is YOU…keep reading!!!

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Sector is looking for a Manager of Quality 2 at the Palmdale CA location. This position will be helping support the Mission Assurance group

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Assures compliance in program quality, risk management, safety, process improvement, configuration and data management in accordance with contractual requirements.

  • Monitors operating unit quality metrics, corrective action boards, and program audit metrics and processes.

  • Demonstrates comprehensive metrics, customer and employee feedback to assess program quality performance and risks.

  • Supervises the proper implementation and execution of Continuous Improvement programs.

  • Sets the strategy to meet customer’s expectations, regularly communicates program status.

  • Frequent collaborate with executives and customer representatives, including on-site DCMA representatives, concerning projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, and contractual clarifications.

  • Promotes the professional development of the quality engineering workforce and fosters a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement and inclusion, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our “Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video: www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's and 6 years of experience in manufacturing, design, or quality

  • Root cause and corrective action experience

  • Familiarity with ISO 9001/AS9100

  • Active DoD Security Clearance that has been investigated within the last 5 years

  • Ability to get Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to lead a large and diverse group, establish clear expectations and inspire commitment, forming teams, value diversity and put people first

  • Ability to further continuous yet controlled improvements in organizations and processes and strengthening of workforce skills through application of Lean / Six Sigma principles and tools

  • Ability to formulate and execute complex project plans and initiatives

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, presentation and critical thinking skills. Demonstrated discernment. Clearly demonstrated commitment to open communication and customer satisfaction

  • Experience working with Government agencies

  • Experience with trend data development and analysis and key characteristics

  • Material review board experience

  • Contract compliance and auditing experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Tool suite (i.e.: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

  • ASQ / CQE Certification


Salary Range: $118,600 USD - $178,000 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 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.