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Manager Quality Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10110785

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Linthicum, 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: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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 Mission Systems is seeking a Manager Quality Engineering 2 to join our Quality and Mission Excellence (QME) team assigned to the Advanced Technology Labs (ATL) facilities in Linthicum, Maryland. This position will report directly to the ATL Mission Assurance Manager, and the qualified candidate will lead a diverse and high-performing team of Quality Engineers and Analysts supporting all site operations and programs.

Positioned within the Emerging Capabilities Development (ECD) division, ATL is a DoD trusted foundry where we design, fabricate, and test semiconductor products for internal and commercial production customers, as well as emerging technology programs. With over 58,000 feet of wafer fabrication cleanrooms, ATL represents a unique capability, supporting a wide range of semiconductor technologies and devices (e.g. Silicon, Gallium Arsenide, Gallium Nitride, Silicon Carbide, etc…) and providing leading edge technology development in super‐conducting electronics. Our devices are key enablers for a number of Northrop Grumman’s radar and space systems.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Builds a high-performing team, supporting the professional development of team members.
  • Fosters a collaborative culture that sustains momentum around engagement, problem solving, and continuous improvement.
  • Provides clear assignments, helping team members connect their efforts to the bigger picture
  • Establishes strong working relationships with stakeholders across programs and functional organizations.
  • Regularly communicates program execution status and site quality metrics to a wide audience of professionals and leadership.
  • Drives compliance to AS9100D
  • Leverages metrics, customer, and program feedback to assess risks & opportunities.
  • Collaborates with customers and functional teams to ensure product/process compliance and strong delivery performance.
  • Provides manpower forecast plans for team
  • Drives affordability through monitoring of budget and spend
  • Conducts internal audit program and supports third party audit activities
  • Ensures correct and effective metrics are utilized to improve product compliance and quality performance across the facility.
  • Provides guidance to peers and management in the pursuit of quality excellence.
  • Proactively seeks out familiarity with relevant technologies, products, and processes (both manufacturing and business)
  • Confidently drives efforts to resolve complex quality problems using sound problem-solving methodology – including through application of established root cause analysis and corrective/preventive action methods
  • Leads efforts to identify and reduce safety, quality, and business risks through application of formal and informal methods
  • Leads efforts to reduce waste and improve processes through application of established continual improvement methods
  • Responsible for ATL Preventive & Corrective Action Board (PCAB)
  • Provides Program Quality support for Emerging Capabilities Development (ECD) division programs
  • Serves as a “strong voice for quality” and a role model for NG Values

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related STEM field
  • Minimum of nine (9) years of relevant work experience; or seven (7) years with Master’s Degree; or four (4) years with PhD
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance. US Citizenship Required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading projects and/or teams
  • Previous experience working in quality, supply chain, program management, engineering, or manufacturing
  • Familiarity with Quality Management Systems (e.g. AS9100, ISO 9001, etc…)
  • Defense industry experience, including interface with government customers
  • Experience facilitating Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) activities
  • ASQ Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Quality Engineer (CQE), and/or Quality Auditor (CQA)
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Black Belt, or Master Black Belt
  • Solid written and verbal technical communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills – including ability to establish and maintain positive working relationship team members, stakeholders, and customers at all levels
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications


Salary Range: $116,600 USD - $175,000 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.