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Manager Quality Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10110378

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Clearfield, UT, 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: 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager Quality Engineering 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Mission Assurance and Quality organization. This leadership role is located in Clearfield, UT.

The Manager Quality Engineering 1 will be responsible for leading a high performing Quality team covering Aircraft Inspectors, Quality Engineers.  They will be responsible for promoting the professional development of the Quality & Mission Excellence workforce and foster a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum growth and continuous improvement, which will include the following responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides clear assignments, helps employees connect their efforts to the bigger picture, creates an inclusive work environment characterized by mutual respect and the valuing of differences, and builds a culture that motivates employees to their highest levels of performance.
  • Maintains and continuously develops technical knowledge in quality engineering, specifications/standards, drawing interpretation, measurement and analysis methods, processes and products, relevant technologies, lean manufacturing and problem solving methodology.
  • Establishes strong business relationships with programs, cell leadership and cross functional organizations.
  • Regularly communicates program execution status and quality metrics to a wide audience of professionals and leadership.
  • Leverages metrics, customer, and program feedback to assess risks & opportunities.
  • Conducts audits and supports third party factory audits.
  • Ensures correct and effective metrics are utilized to improve product compliance and quality performance across the factory.
  • Provides guidance to peers and management in the pursuit of quality excellence.
  • Proactively establishes and maintains high technical competency in products, manufacturing and business processes, and related technologies
  • Confidently facilitates efforts to resolve complex quality problems using sound problem-solving methodology – including 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
  • Engages in Preventive & Corrective Action Board (PCAB) process
  • Serves as a “strong voice for quality” and a role model for NG Values
  • Trains, mentors, and develops junior-level personnel, and participates in the design and implementation of training materials

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree (STEM) AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering/ Quality, OR a Master's Degree (STEM) AND 7 years; of related professional/ military experience, OR a PHD AND 5 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering/ Quality
  • Must have prior management/leadership experience.
  • Must have the ability to obtain DoD Secret security clearance (US Citizenship required)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience working in quality, supply chain, program management, engineering, or manufacturing
  • Solid written and verbal technical communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills – including ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with stakeholders and customers at all levels
  • Experience with Quality Management Systems (e.g. AS9100, ISO 9001, etc…)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • ASQ Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Quality Engineer (CQE), Reliability Engineer (CRE), and/or Quality Auditor (CQA)
  • Project management certification
  • Seasoned facilitator for Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) activities
  • Defense industry experience, including interface with government customers

Salary Range: $105,600 USD - $158,400 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.