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Associate Quality Engineer (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10112697

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Dulles, VA, 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.

Candidates must be able to:

  • Become the expert in the nonconformance flow and each factor of the nonconformance process
  • Understand and assimilate large amounts of complex data, simplifying it for appropriate actions and communication.
  • Provide problem solving approaches that are sensitive to and effective within a wide variety of cultural frames of reference, value systems and business practices.
  • Work within the manufacturing and spacecraft integration process to support nonconformance resolution and proper Root Cause and Corrective Action implementation.
  • Assist in development of effective yet practical solutions, and eliminate organizational obstacles for implementing positive corrective actions.
  • Successfully interact with different levels in the organization to drive nonconformance investigations and resolutions effectively and efficiently
  • Work within the configuration management process to ensure processes exist and identify processes that need to be created or improved.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Reduce the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) by identifying actionable trends and work within the assigned Work Center(s) to drive improvements with the end goal of reducing the number of Non-conformances
  • Review nonconformance reports for data accuracy.
  • Provide information in discrepancy review, failure investigations, as well as cause and corrective action determinations.
  • Provide tracking and reporting metrics and provide support for internal and external MA briefings.
  • Support root cause and problem solving analysis.
  • Ensure approved tasks from Nonconforming Reports, Material Review Boards (MRBs) and Failure Review Boards (FRBs) are completed expeditiously.
  • Reviews, designs and analyzes manufacturing, integration, inspection and testing processes and work instructions.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1-2 years of experience in a space/aerospace environment within Safety and Mission Assurance (or Quality Assurance, or a mix of Quality and Manufacturing)
  • U.S. citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six Sigma/Lean training
  • ASQ certifications relevant to the position
  • SharePoint forms and workflows
  • Excel Pivot Tables and Power Query
  • Python
  • Minitab
  • Working knowledge of J-STD/NASA workmanship specifications, with regard to Circuit Card Assembly (CCA), Harness and Space System Integration, or spacecraft propulsion systems.

Salary Range: $63,000 USD - $88,000 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.