Hardware Quality Engineer 3- San Diego, CA

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Hardware Quality Engineer 3 to join the Mission Assurance team located in San Diego, California.

This position will be located in San Diego, California Spectrum Center campus, and will report into the Mission Assurance functional organization in support the multiple programs. This opportunity allows hands on hardware experience with the production, testing and operations of the network and communication systems delivered to our customers. This position will be working closely with program engineers as well as our customers. Job tasks range from reviewing product hardware, specifications and documentation, verification and validation, internal and external audits, inspection and root cause analysis of non-conformances, reporting and discrepancies.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product. Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place. Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment. Designs and analyzes inspection and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment; conducts quality assurance tests; and performs statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications. Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction. Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements. May specialize in the areas of design, incoming material, production control, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality. May be certified in lean and six-sigma quality engineering methodologies.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science degree in any of the STEM and Quality Assurance disciplines and 5 years of related experience OR Masters of Science degree in any of the STEM and Quality Assurance disciplines and 3 years of related experience OR a PhD in any of the STEM and Quality Assurance disciplines and 0 years of experience.

ASQ certified Quality Engineer

Have an operational knowledge of ISO 9001/AS9100, Corrective/Preventive Action Systems, and Risk management practices.

Experience in use of Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Power Point, Excel, and Project).

Possess current DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Experienced internal process and product auditor.

Experience and knowledge of Military and Commercial aircraft flight line maintenance and operations.

Expert experience with verification and validation testing of aviation electronics, radios, processors, and computers.

Experience using shop floor, material reporting, and maintenance reporting data-bases.

Successful candidate must be willing and capable of traveling outside the continental United States as gap fill support for short periods of time.

Previous US military experience in the maintenance and operations of computer network and radio communication systems is a plus.

ASQ certified Lead Internal Auditor

A&P certification or equivalent

FAA QAR certification or equivalent

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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