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Mgr Quality Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10038279

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Sunnyvale, California, 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: 2

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 is seeking a talented Manager, Quality Engineering 2 to join our team in Sunnyvale, CA.

The Quality Engineering Manager 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. Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment. Designs and analyzes inspection and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment; conducts quality assurance tests; and performs statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications. Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction. Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements. May specialize in the areas of design, incoming material, production control, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality. May be certified in lean and six-sigma quality engineering methodologies.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Assures compliance in program quality, risk management, safety, process improvement, subcontractor and supplier quality, configuration and data management in accordance with contractual requirements.
  • Monitors operating unit quality metrics, corrective action boards, and program audit metrics and processes.
  • Leverages comprehensive metrics, customer and employee feedback to assess program quality performance and risks.
  • Develops and manages cost center expense budgets, productive yields, and resource planning.
  • Responsible for the management of program budgets, schedules, program EACs and performance (using EV) for the quality scope of effort on programs.
  • Frequent interface 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.
  • Must be a US citizen.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM and 9 years of relevant work experience (4 additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a STEM degree)
  • Excellent oral and written communication, data analysis and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience in inspecting products and structures
  • Ability to document, plan and manage projects
  • Demonstrated problems solving skills in a manufacturing environment and can demonstrate a high level of understanding concerning Quality Assurance, Product Assurance and Mission assurance; is a decisive decision maker
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal oversight and in a multi-discipline team environment, providing insight and solutions to complicated technical issues
  • Able to work and lead effectively in a team setting
  • Ability to articulate concepts and concerns to technical and non-technical professionals
  • Proficient with MS office
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001/AS9100 Quality Management System certification process
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret security clearance (US Citizenship required)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a large and diverse group, establish clear expectations and inspire commitment, building 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 thinking principles and tools
  • Ability to formulate and execute complex project plans and initiatives
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, presentation and critical thinking skills. Demonstrated business acumen. Clearly demonstrated commitment to open communication and customer satisfaction
  • Experience working with Government agencies
  • Active/Current DoD Secret clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret

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.