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Manager 3, QMS Manager

Requisition ID: R10095847

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Rocket Center, West VA, 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
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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.

Manager of Quality Engineering 3

This manager will lead a high performing Quality team covering Internal Audits, Compliance, and Configuration Management. This key leader will be report to the Director of Mission Assurance and will support ABL. Through continuous improvement and collaboration, the leader will influence optimization of efficient process and procedural compliance. The leader ensures that corrective measures address acceptable solutions. The leader must be committed to employee development, fostering a collaborative culture, and must be committed to achieving high levels of customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities for the position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishes and maintains compliance with Quality Management System (QMS) policies, procedures, and processes to ensure the performance and quality of product conform to established standards, specifications, and customer requirements. 
  • Ensures compliance through establishment and execution of internal surveillances and audits.
  • Supports and facilitates external audits for continued certification to AS9100.
  • Collaborates with Sector, Site Management, Manufacturing, Program Mission Assurance Engineering, Design Engineering, and other support teams to ensure quality is inherent and compliant.
  • Leads key program meetings including the Corrective Action Board (CAB), management reviews and customer reviews.
  • Serves as the site representative to sector QMS organizations and to internal and external audit entities.
  • Provides performance reviews and periodic feedback for all direct reports.
  • Develops and operates within departmental budgets.
  • Ensures rigorous configuration management process.
  • Provides overall management of the compliance and configuration management teams by setting and operating objectives and providing guidance to direct reports based on goals, objectives, and company policy.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technical discipline and 9+ years of experience in Quality, Quality Engineering, Quality Management or Configuration Management (7+ years of experience with a master’s degree, 4+ years with a PhD)
  • Demonstrated understanding of quality engineering, inspection methods, production control, manufacturing operations, product test & evaluation, reliability, root cause/corrective action analysis and facilitation, defect analysis, control of nonconforming material, product sell off, shipping and product support as they apply to quality.
  • Prior management experience.
  • Experience in creating and maintaining quality management system.
  • Experience with ISO 9001 or AS9100 based quality management systems; Lead Auditor certification, preferably in AS9100.
  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Secret clearance.
  • Teleworking not allowed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six Sigma Black Belt or equivalent
  • Extensive prior work experience in the application of quality principles and practices (e.g., quality engineering, inspection, material review, etc.) related to systems engineering, integration, and manufacturing.
  • Experience with other quality management systems (NADCAP, MDA, etc.)
  • Prior experience in continual improvement projects / activities
  • Working knowledge of configuration management process.
  • Active / Current DoD Secret clearance.

Salary Range: $138,400 USD - $207,600 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.