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Quality Engineer

Requisition ID: R10096373

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Lanham, MD, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • 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.

Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS), located in Lanham Maryland, specializes in high performance, high reliability avionics and Space Flight subsystems for Aerospace, Defense, Space , Nuclear Defense and Instrumentation applications. ATS' space products have supported more than 28 space missions over a period of 25 years. These missions stretch back to Apollo and the beginning of the US Space Program and include a large diversity of civil and military programs, including notable programs like SBIRS, X-37B, Hubble, Orbital Express, Space Station, Shuttle, Mars Lander, Astronaut EMU Suits and 20 other NASA missions including four of their early small satellites.  ATS was one of the first organizations in Northrop Grumman to foresee the potential of evolving Small Satellite technologies for application within the military, civil and commercial space markets.

ATS is seeking a quality engineer to assist the quality team with a variety of programs across the campus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing, analyzing, and reporting on quality discrepancies related to assembly, process, mechanical, electrical and electro-mechanical systems
  • Investigating problems and developing disposition and corrective actions for recurring discrepancies
  • Interfacing with manufacturing, engineering, customer, vendor and subcontractor representatives to ensure requirements are met
  • Directly supporting Production activity requiring verification of compliance to program requirements
  • Utilizing the Manufacturing Execution System to record the results of characteristics included in Inspection Plans and Work Order operations
  • Works from blueprints, diagrams, customer specifications, drawing or inspection instructions and checklists..
  • Documents findings not meeting requirements of Work Order, Engineering documentation and applicable standards in a Manufacturing Execution System.
  • Establish and apply strong technical knowledge in quality engineering, specifications/standards, drawing interpretation, measurement and analysis methods, processes and products, and relevant technologies
  • Identify and resolve complex technical and quality problems, issues, and defects on the production floor through problem-solving methodology, root cause investigation and corrective action implementations
  • Design and analyze inspection and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment while ensuring that correct and effective metrics are utilized to improve product compliance, minimize risks, and increase quality performance across the factory. 
  • Monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process, and/or other control procedures
  • Ability to coordinate/collaborate with external quality teams in data gathering, problem-solving, and risk mitigation to ensure quality standards are in place and maintained
  • Review and evaluate non-conforming material for compliance to drawings, specifications, and standards
  • Use LEAN concepts and Six Sigma tools as aides to problem resolution
  • Experienced facilitator of Root Cause and Corrective Action activities.
  • Mentor and provide guidance to team members and less experienced personnel

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline and 2 years experience, or Associate’s Degree and 4 years experience,, or  High School Diploma and 6 years experience
  • Experience in high-reliability field such as aerospace, space flight, medical etc.
  • Experience in production/manufacturing environment
  • Experience building, testing, and/or inspecting electronic, mechanical, or electromechanical components
  • U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of EEE components, Industry Workmanship Standards for electronic assemblies, and mechanical inspection.
  • ASQ CQI, NASA, J-standard, IPC, or relative certifications
  • Experience with ISO 9001, AS9100, or similar compliance auditing
  • Experience supporting dispositions for non-conforming material, root cause/corrective action analysis.
  • Familiarity with ERP/MES systems, e.g. SAP, Solumina, etc.

Salary Range: $77,100 USD - $115,700 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.