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Manager Mission Assurance 1

Requisition ID: R10111676

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • LocationLocation: El Segundo, CA, 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
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager Mission Assurance 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our El Segundo Mission Assurance organization. This leadership role is located in El Segundo, CA (On-site).

The Manager Mission Assurance 1 will be responsible for managing a team of Quality Inspectors across the F/A-18 product line, AMC, Paint Shop, Shipping and Receiving at the El Segundo Manufacturing Center. In this role, the chose candidate will support activities for the F-35, F/A-18, B-2 and other programs which will include the following responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Will lead the team conducting Product Quality activities for production assembly, including engineering, inspection, visibility/metrics, Foreign Object Elimination, compliance, stock purge, retrievals, product verification, advanced stage of assembly repairs, sealing, paint, closeouts, and customer interface.
  • Will represent hardware delivery in interfaces with DCMA, Boeing, other customer representatives and Global Supply Chain Suppliers.
  • Develops, maintains and ensures compliance with quality assurance policies, processes, procedures.
  • Ensures that program performance and quality of products conform to established standards and specifications.
  • Works directly with operating entities to ensure that inspections, process control analyses and audits are conducted on a continuing basis as specified to enforce requirements and meet specifications.
  • Leadership in demonstration and adherence to the quality management system at the site level for El Segundo.
  • Requires strong background with Quality Assurance principles, along with strong communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • The qualified candidate will lead a diverse multifunctional Quality & Mission Assurance Team.
  • Leading quality improvement initiatives
  • Driving effective robust root cause, corrective and preventive actions.
  • Developing innovative inspection strategies
  • Objectively monitor process adherence throughout the site and across the product life cycle in accordance with Command Media and the Quality Management System
  • Management of team and assignments across multiple programs, including budget considerations.
  •  Fostering an inclusive environment where team members are highly engaged
  • Mentoring and career development, including training
  • Implementing a strategy for talent acquisition and pipeline development.
  • Apply systematic, data-driven approaches to monitor and improve the quality of processes & products
  • Deliver objective insights and solutions to enable high quality business outcomes

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule (on-site) 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 AND 5 years of related professional/military experience in one or more areas: Engineering, Production/Manufacturing, Mission Assurance and/or Quality Assurance OR a Master's Degree AND 3 years; of related professional/ military experience in one or more areas: Engineering Production/Manufacturing, Mission Assurance and/or Quality Assurance OR a High School Diploma AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in one or more areas: Engineering, Production/Manufacturing, Mission Assurance and/or Quality Assurance
  • Must have 3 years of prior leadership experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Current and active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, globally, and to all levels of any organization
  • Proficiency in root cause and corrective action
  • Advanced level of understanding of complex quality policies, procedures, and governmental regulations
  • Strong orientation to change in a dynamic and logistically challenging environment
  • Material Review Board Process Knowledge
  • Demonstrated effective experienced with DCMA
  • F-35, F/A-18 product experience (preferably in quality/assembly/production)
  • Knowledge of AS9100 Quality Management System

Salary Range: $112,000 USD - $168,000 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.