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Quality Engineering Manager 3 – Deployables, Oxnard & Goleta, CA

Requisition ID: R10102809

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Goleta, CA, USA   |  Oxnard, CA, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Job Posting Title: Manager, Quality Engineering 3 - Deployables - Goleta & Oxnard, CA

Job Profile: S48303

Job Description

An organization within Northrop Grumman’s Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Spacecraft Components is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U.S. satellite built in the last 20 years.

Learn more about Spacecraft Components at our website:

This position may be located in either Goleta, CA or Oxnard, CA.

Core Responsibilities

  • Accountable for meeting or exceeding the Safety, Quality, Employee, Delivery and Cost expectations for internal and external customers and within the Quality function.

  • Lead and manage team of Quality Engineers and Inspectors

  • Collaborate and coordinate with other functional managers, process center leaders, value stream leaders and value stream owner(s) to meet business and program objectives.

  • Accountable for maintenance of the Quality Management System (QMS) and AS/ISO/NADCAP certifications across the Operating Unit   

  • Serves in the role of Management Representative as required per AS9100 and coordinates 3rd party audits, including ensuring resources are prepared and available to support.

  • Provides leadership, as the chair, for the Procurement Quality Board (PQB) and Corrective Action Board (CAB) and facilitates the Material Review Board (MRB) process in collaboration with engineering.

  • Leads root cause and corrective action process (RCCA) and analysis on failure investigations for high impact issues and lead personnel in use of RCCA for low impact level issues.

  • Responsible to determine and manage technical quality document preparation, including quality plans, inspection plans, end item data packages (EIDP) in accordance with customer requirements and statements of work.

  • Manage the review and approval of quality requirements for manufacturing planning, purchase orders (PO’s), and engineering drawings / specifications to ensure customer requirements are met.

  • Support customer proposals by providing technical, budget and scope information as it pertains to the proposal process.

  • Maintain the process for tool, equipment, and machinery calibration controls.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 9 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 4 years of relevant experience with a PhD; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Strong knowledge and experience with Quality Management Systems (AS9100, ISO 9001, NADCAP and government standards) and Certifications

  • Lean/Six Sigma experience, s conducting or managing internal audits

  • Knowledge of mechanical and non-destructive inspection techniques

  • Knowledge of engineering GD&T principles

  • Strong passion and relentless drive for achieving results in a fast-paced aerospace engineering and manufacturing environment.

  • Excellent oral and written communication, data analysis and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred candidates would also have knowledge of deployable mechanism technology and advanced manufacturing processes

  • Experience with Supplier Quality and Performance Management

  • Personnel management experience

  • Planning and budgeting experience


This position reports to Goleta, CA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Oxnard, CA, CA, USA.

Salary Range: $145,500 USD - $218,300 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.