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Engineer Supplier Quality

Requisition ID: R10062859

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Unknown City, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Confidential
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 75% 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 is seeking Supplier Quality Engineers to join our Supplier Performance Management Field Engineering team. This team supports programs with suppliers across the United States and Internationally. The ideal candidates should currently reside in California and can support suppliers in Orange County as well as San Diego County on daily basis. We are also specifically looking for expertise and work experience in the following areas: semiconductor front end and back end processing including fab, assembly, probe and test; RF product design, manufacturing and inspection; PWB manufacturing and inspection.

This position works a 9/80 schedule and will travel an estimated 75%.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate in a team environment, negotiate and integrate different viewpoints, prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project results.
  • Represent the company with credibility, confidence and professionalism.
  • Perform Specification Compliance Reviews, First Article Inspections and Source inspections on various categories of hardware. Microelectronics packaging or RF/digital products are required. Other commodities such as cables and connectors, mechanical, electro-mechanical systems are preferred.  
  • Understands continuous process improvement (CI) and can effectively develop and execute CI initiatives and activities.
  • Initiate Corrective Action Plans and work with suppliers, manufacturing and engineering personnel to identify root cause and ensure robust corrective actions are implemented.
  • Analyze and interpret data to identify suppliers’ process issues and developing solutions
  • Perform process and product audits along with capacity assessments to ensure the supplier's processes are robust and capable, as well as compliant to Military and Space requirements.
  • Effectively perform supplier surveillance activities designed to manage and improve supplier performance, productivity, and process validation.
  • Apply technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts to analyze and audit our suppliers’ processes and capabilities.
  • Capable of leading cross-functional teams in pursuit of performance improvements aligned to department and organizational goals
  • Mitigate supplier quality risk to prevent/minimize business impact from supplied material defects
  • Proactive reduction and prevention of supplied material defect occurrences and verification of supplied material defect claims
  • Lead on-site supplier engagements, including performance reviews and QMS (Quality Management System) audits
  • Be able to analyze and present data to all levels of leadership
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Understands general contracting principles in a Department of Defense and commercial environment
  • Establish positive working relationships with suppliers and internal teams

Job Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical field.
  • 2+ years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Design Engineering and/or 2 years of experience in Continuous Improvement.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance. US Citizenship required.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 or AS9100 requirements
  • Must be able to travel up to 75% of the Time
  • Experience in root cause analysis and corrective action
  • Must be able to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess current DOD Secret Clearance.
  • Experience working in the defense industry.
  • Process knowledge and manufacturing engineering experience in microelectronics, or RF devices.
  • Certification in J-STD-001, IPC-A-600, 610, 620 or Mil-Std-883.
  • Space Certification
  • Six Sigma or Lean certifications.
  • Lead auditor experience to ISO 9001 and AS9100, AS9102 requirements.
  • Training in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (ANSI Y14.5M)
  • ASQ Lead Auditor, CQE, CQM Certification

Salary Range: $68,100 USD - $102,100 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.