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Principal Engineer Quality

Requisition ID: R10079597

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Warner Robins, Georgia, 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: Days (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.

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 Aeronautics Systems is seeking a high caliber Principal Quality Engineer with a background in Mission/Quality Assurance, US Air Force program execution, and hardware, and systems engineering,  to join the Mission Assurance team in Warner Robins, Georgia.

The selected candidate will monitor and improve mission/quality assurance system elements that assure program execution and continued customer satisfaction.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Principle Engineer Quality will ensure compliance with all contractual requirements, and sector/division policies and procedures, while contributing to the program’s effective process implementation and continued process improvement.

Tasks will include:

Independently assessing program cost, and schedule; Assists in the performance of independent quality reviews to ensure compliance with contractual and customer requirements; and performs 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 assuring process compliance and product quality. Ensures that corrective measures identify a root cause, meet acceptable reliability standards and associated documentation is compliant with requirements. Assures the quality of hardware engineering and test verification activities.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of mission assurance principles, the discipline to enforce them, and will possess strong communication skills and the ability to work closely and effectively with program personnel and supplier representatives.

May specialize in the areas of inspection of incoming product, 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.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Quality Engineer:

Bachelor's degree in STEM field and 5 years of related experience in supporting mission/quality assurance, systems engineering, systems integration, hardware engineering and development or program management; 3 years with a Masters; 0 years with a PhD

Solid written and verbal interpersonal, communication skills and confidence to brief senior management with solid foundation in Mission Assurance applications.

Good understanding of the specific AS9100 Standards impacting program performance.

Possess an ACTIVE Secret clearance. Ability to obtain and maintain an advanced security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

Mission Assurance/Quality Assurance experience

Experience with the Deficiency Reporting process

Knowledge of and experience with the RCCA process

Good understanding of the specific AS9100 Standards impacting program performance and the ability to audit quality systems for deficiency identification and correction.

Excellent data analysis skills

Experience with the Manufacturing Execution System

May be certified in lean and six-sigma quality engineering methodologies.



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.