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Sr Principal Engineer Supplier Mission Assurance

Requisition ID: R10095321

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Palmdale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Sr Principal Engineer Supplier Mission Assurance for the Palmdale, CA location to support 1st shift (4/10 schedule).

Provides Supplier Quality (SQ) leadership for the program and is the point of contact for all supplier related activities and actions. Leads, trains, and mentors SQ teammates to ensures compliance with contract requirements and NGAS SQ processes. Collaborates with program management, engineering, Global Supply Chain, functional leadership, and Supplier Management Teams to ensure that all procurements meet or exceed the requirements of external and internal customers. Foster proactive relationships with all program functions and leadership to ensure timely and accurate execution of the SQ statement of work (SOW). Generates and presents supplier performance metrics to support program (i.e. Program Corrective Action Boards) and customer reviews. May support SQ requirements development, supplier classification designation (Critical, Key and Standard), supplier pre-award capability assessments, source selection evaluations, supplier quality audits, and supplier performance assessments. Evaluates supplier-non-conformances, identify negative performance trends and failures for supplier root cause investigation and implementation of corrective and preventive actions. Reviews and accepts supplier Corrective Action responses. Tracks and manages supplier Corrective Actions, Stock Purge activities, non-conformance documentations, and related activities. Keeps management apprised of supplier performance, quality status and risks. Determines the resources required to execute the SQ SOW to ensure team success, leads the resources, and ensures the resources are adequately trained. Extensive use of Systems, Applications, and Products (SAP)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 9 years of related experience; Master's degree with 7 years of related experience; OR PhD with 4 years of related experience
  • Understanding of Quality Management System Standards including AS9100, AS9102, and AS5553
  • Ability obtain and maintain a Secret clearance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • SAP experience, specifically with the Supplier Quality transactions
  • Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) experience
  • Experience with generating a Basis of Estimate in support of proposals, manpower planning and managing and executing to defined budgets.
  • Experience with the NGAS Procurement Processes including the Supplier Quality Assurance requirements (SQAR)

Salary Range: $117,700 USD - $176,500 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.