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Quality Manager 1 (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10100869

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • LocationLocation: Gilbert, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SCI
  • 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.

This Quality Manager will be responsible for managing the Integration and Test Quality Inspectors site functions.  This leader will be responsible for executing, monitoring and reporting on the health and quality of products and services provided by the team. The qualified candidate must have demonstrated success leading teams and have unwavering ethics and values.  The candidate must have strong communication skills, be effective working across functional teams and be able to integrate, engage and lead a team of inspectors to perform at a top level.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of end-to-end manufacturing, integration and test of satellites. 


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day to day activities of the inspectors
  • Help inspectors resolve issues that arise during the inspection of products
  • Monitor data and develop metrics relating to work center performance
  • Properly coordinate resource allocation to ensure Program needs are met
  • Manage inspector clearance requirements based on assignments
  • Maintain oversight for review and approval of applicable procedures and process specifications related to the work center activities
  • Ensure throughput of Quality Assurance team is maximized without sacrificing reliability of the product
  • Work with functional management to ensure budgets are appropriately established and maintained
  • Encourage and support Quality Assurance team in review of inspection processes
  • Drive process improvement ideas to implementation phase
  • Ensure team has the necessary Standard Practice training and OJT to perform their job functions efficiently and reliably
  • Lead inspection efforts in real-time alongside employees to ensure cycle time of products in the inspection queue is minimized
  • Actively support inspection efforts to clear backlogs and minimize inspection queues
  • Ensure quality database(s) is updated and maintained appropriately to properly track inspection efforts, equipment usage, and calibration/certification information
  • Monitor non-conformance data to ensure defect containment and drive RCCA to reduce the cost-of-poor-quality

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited 4-year institution or equivalent work experience
  • U.S. citizen
  • Ability to obtain Top Secret /SCI clearance
  • Able to read and inspect to engineering documentation
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a member of Quality/Flight Assurance team (in technical function) or previous experience supervising/leading team of employees in technical job function
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft applications (Word and Excel) and willingness to learn new computer programs/applications
  • Technical writing skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Working knowledge of TIPQA
  • Working knowledge of Costpoint and Costpoint MES
  • Working knowledge of Windchill
  • Knowledge in how to read electrical schematics and wire lists
  • Knowledge base in Lean Manufacturing Principles and/or Six Sigma Principles
  • Previous experience managing budgets and personnel allocation for company or team

Salary Range: $85,400 USD - $128,000 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.