Engineer Supplier Quality

Requisition ID: R10023765

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Woodland Hills, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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 Mission Systems is seeking a talented Engineer Supplier Quality to become part of Northrop Grumman's Advance and Strategic Global
Supply Chain organization as part of the Supplier Performance Management Field Operations team. This position will be located in Woodland Hills, CA. This location works a 9/80 schedule.

Position will travel an estimated 75%. Travel is conducted during the work week.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Perform Specification Compliance Reviews, First Article Inspections per (AS9102 or equivalent) and Source inspections.
  • Initiate Corrective Action Plans and work with suppliers, manufacturing and engineering personnel to identify root cause and ensure robust corrective actions are implemented.
  • Perform process and product audits along with capacity assessments to ensure the supplier's processes are robust and capable.
  • Work with key suppliers to ensure they are performing well and their capacity and capability are adequate to deliver products on time
  • Lead Supplier performance management by analyzing performance data, and identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Preventing/Minimizing business impact from supplied material defects; supplier quality risk mitigation
  • Proactive reduction and prevention of supplied material defect occurrences and verification of supplied material defect claims
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written) will be necessary to support the assignment and weekly reports.
  • Be able to analyze and present data to all levels of leadership
  • Provide project management guidance and support to projects and processes
  • Establish positive working relationships with suppliers and internal teams

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline.
  • 2+ years relevant experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Design engineering
  • Working experience with suppliers or machine shops
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 or AS9100 requirements
  • Must be able to travel up to 75% of the Time
  • In-depth GD&T experience
  • Experience using of basic inspection tools
  • Experience developing, collecting, and analyzing metrics.
  • Experience in root cause analysis and corrective action
  • Strong presentation skill
  • Demonstrate skill to lead teams and projects
  • Must be able to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance (US Citizenship required)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering
  • Six Sigma or Lean certification
  • Knowledge of statistical process control, auditing to ISO 9001 and AS9100 requirements
  • Understanding of NADCAP certified processes, including painting, plating, finishing, coating, machining, brazing, welding and castings, and NDT methods
  • Ability to understand radiographs in 2-D and 3-D
  • Certified on IPC-620
  • Experience with measurement analysis methods.
  • PMP trained or certified
  • Mechanical / Machine Shop manufacturing experience
  • Fundamental experience in electrical assemblies
  • Possesses current DOD Secret Clearance


Salary Range: $74,900 USD - $112,300 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

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.

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.