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Principal Engineer Quality

Requisition ID: R10104351

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Baltimore, MD, 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: No
  • 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 Description

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Principal Quality Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals supporting the Baltimore Center of Excellence (CoE) factory quality operations based in Linthicum, Maryland. The qualified applicant will be a leading voice for Quality in the AIMS manufacturing cell.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Quality Engineer –

  • Operates successfully in a team atmosphere – interfacing with both internal and external stakeholders and customers
  • Engages in production floor activities – monitors manufacturing processes, performs quality assessments and audits, and reviews non-conforming material
  • Provides engineering support for the inspection organization
  • Facilitates Preventive & Corrective Action Board (PCAB) process including data gathering, analysis, and presentation
  • Solves problems by relentlessly pursuing root cause and driving for effective solutions
  • Uses LEAN concepts and Six Sigma tools as aides to problem resolution
  • Maintains and continuously develops technical knowledge in quality engineering, specifications/standards, drawing interpretation, measurement and analysis methods, processes and products, relevant technologies, and problem solving methodology
  • Assists with the training of new personnel and participates in the design of training materials
  • Has a working knowledge of MS Office Applications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related STEM discipline
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience (or 3+ years with a Master's Degree)
  • Experience evaluating electrical, mechanical, and/or electro-mechanical systems for compliance to drawings, specifications, and standards
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance. US Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Engineering
  • Experience working in an IPC J-STD-001 and/or IPC-A-610 environment
  • Experience working in an electronics manufacturing environment
  • Certifications in lean and six-sigma quality engineering methodologies
  • Computer Skills: Python, SQL
  • Experience with CAD Software applications


Salary Range: $90,600 USD - $136,000 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.