Mgr Quality Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10015842

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Sunnyvale - CA, 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking an accomplished and experienced Product Quality Support Manager 2 (Quality Engineering Manager 2) to join our team at our location in Sunnyvale, CA.

The Product Quality Support Manager 2 is responsible for establishing and leading the Quality function for the Sunnyvale location; a key element of the Marine Systems business unit within the Navigation & Maritime Systems Division (N&MSD). Marine Systems designs, builds, tests, and supports Propulsion/Power Generation and Launch Systems for submarine and aircraft carriers.

As a key leader, partner and essential member of the Sunnyvale site leadership team, the Product Quality Support Manager 2 will lead a high performing material inspection team to support company operations.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Manages the materials inspection of material received from suppliers. Experience with quality codes, quality note/notice process, and general preventative/corrective action processes is expected.

Collaborates with Engineering, Manufacturing, and Global Supply Chain to ensure quality is inherent in every requirement, design, work product, and end product delivered by Northrop Grumman Sunnyvale.

Responsible for department yields, expenses, and non-applied time, and merit planning.

Promotes the professional development of the Quality workforce and fosters a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement and inclusion, afford-ability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement.

Maintains the highest level of commitment to quality, compliance and internal controls in adherence to company values and ethics.

Assures compliance in quality, risk management, safety, process improvement, subcontractor and supplier quality, configuration and data management in accordance with contractual requirements.

Leverages comprehensive metrics, customer and employee feedback to assess performance and risks, and determines resources to ensure mission success.

Thought leader influencing and impacting strategy for the Mission Assurance organization, while driving innovative change.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of related experience in Quality Assurance, Calibration or Material Inspection
  • 5+ years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Previous work experience in Quality, calibration and material inspection
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret security clearance (US Citizenship required)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering or technical field
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification process
  • Lean / Six Sigma Green Belt (or higher) certification to drive continuous improvement
  • Familiarity with SAP, a plus with Mission Assurance transactions
  • Possesses DoD Secret security clearance (US Citizenship required)


Salary Range: 116200 - 174200

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.