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Product Assurance Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10092457

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • LocationLocation: Sunnyvale, 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented Manager, Quality 2 to join our team in Sunnyvale, CA.

The Quality Manager develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product. Collaborates with manufacturing and engineering functions to ensure quality standards are in place. Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction.

The ideal candidate will have extensive prior experience with manufacturing, maintenance or inspection assurance activities (preferably including inspection, test, dimensional, NDT or calibration). The candidate will be required to have strong collaboration skills and demonstrated capability to partner cross-discipline/cross-function.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Provides overall management of the Dimensional Inspection or NDT department by setting and operating to objectives, and providing guidance to direct reports based on goals, objectives, and company policy.
  • Engages on the shop floor and in work activities to provide direct support as needed while additionally coaching and mentoring facility personnel in quality methods and procedures.
  • Assures compliance in program quality, risk management, safety, process improvement, subcontractor and supplier quality, configuration and data management in accordance with contractual requirements.
  • Develops, manages, and monitors operating unit quality metrics, corrective action boards, and program audit metrics and processes to facilitate continuous improvement activities.
  • Leverages comprehensive metrics, customer and employee feedback to assess program quality performance and risks.
  • Develops, manages, and monitors departmental budgets for cost center direct/indirect costs, overhead costs, productive yields, and resource planning.
  • Responsible for the management of program budgets, schedules, program EACs and performance (using EV) for the quality scope of effort on programs.
  • Frequent interface with executives and customer representatives, including on-site DCMA representatives, concerning projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, and contractual clarifications.
  • Maintains compliance with Quality Management System (QMS) policies, procedures, and processes to ensure the performance and quality of products conform to established standards, specifications and customer requirements
  • Promotes the professional development of the quality engineering workforce and fosters a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement and inclusion, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement.
  • Must be a US citizen.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 9 years of relevant work experience (13 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree)
  • Excellent oral and written communication, data analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Experience managing both salaried and hourly employees
  • Experience successfully engaging on the shop floor to provide solutions and coach and mentor others in the use of quality principles and practices
  • Experience leading continuous improvement activities
  • Demonstrated problems solving skills in a manufacturing environment and can demonstrate a high level of understanding concerning Quality Assurance, Product Assurance and Mission Assurance; is a decisive decision maker
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal oversight and in a multi-discipline team environment, providing insight and solutions to complicated technical issues
  • Experience working and leading effectively in a team setting
  • Experience articulating concepts and concerns to technical and non-technical professionals
  • Proficient with MS office
  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret security clearance (US Citizenship required)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a large and diverse group, establish clear expectations and inspire commitment, building teams, value diversity and put people first
  • Experience furthering continuous yet controlled improvements in organizations and processes and strengthening of workforce skills through application of lean thinking principles and tools
  • Expereince formulating, documenting, planning, executing, and managing complex project plans and initiatives
  • Prior experience with inspections and tests
  • Prior experience working with union employees
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, presentation and critical thinking skills. Demonstrated business acumen. Clearly demonstrated commitment to open communication and customer satisfaction
  • Experience working with Government agencies
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001/AS9100 Quality Management System certification process
  • Auditing experience (quality control processes preferable)
  • Experiencing managing teams performing GD&T
  • Active/Current DoD Secret clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret

Salary Range: $118,600 USD - $178,000 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.