Mission Assurance Engineer 3/4

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

The Mission Assurance/Quality Engineer will provide leadership to our Missile Products Division team at our Rocket Center, WV location. This position acts as a quality liaison for Operations, Program Management, customer, government agencies and various other functions.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

- Generate quality reports such as First Pass Yield, First Article Inspection, Cost of Quality, etc.
- Analyze data and drive process improvements
- Receive and/or develop inspection plans based upon statistical methods
- Review data and statistical analysis to assess process capability to meet required standards and specifications
- Use Lean tools such as risk assessment, 8D, DFMEA and/or PFMEA
- Build good working relationship with suppliers, conducting periodic supplier audits to make sure that they are working according to plan
- Validate and coordinate product readiness for use or delivery, including FAAT qualifications of new suppliers
- Provide and support failure analysis processes for program hardware
- Perform independent risk assessments on Mission Assurance issues and communicate issues and findings

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.


Basic Qualifications Level 3:

- BS in Engineering or related STEM degree such as Physics, Math or Materials Science
- 5 years of quality engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
- U.S. Citizenship; must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance
- Travel: 10%

Basic Qualifications Level 4:

- BS in Engineering or related STEM degree such as Physics, Math or Materials Science
- 9 years of quality engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
- U.S. Citizenship; must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance
- Travel: 10%

Preferred Qualifications:

- 3-5 years of overall quality engineering experience
- Lean Six Sigma training and certification
- Able to read and understand Technical Data Packages, including drawings and specifications
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Able to use custom manufacturing software (i.e. Solumina) to maintain quality records, traceability, etc.
- Able to work on multiple tasks in a dynamic environment

What to Expect:

If you are a dynamic and motivated professional, Northrop Grumman is the company that will help further your experience and career growth. We offer highly competitive salaries, an array of benefits to give you the support you need, and the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that is professional, creative and flexible. Join our team and Work On What Matters.


Rocket Center, WV is located along the North Branch Potomac River in Mineral County, West Virginia and is home to the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL), a government installation operated by Northrop Grumman. Known for its scenic mountain landscapes, rolling hills and state parks, the region offers a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities to include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, hunting and whitewater rafting. Where can you get to from Rocket Center? We are just a few hours from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Cleveland and not far from Philadelphia, Virginia and New York. If you enjoy a beautiful all-weather climate, low cost of living, zero gridlock traffic, outdoor activities and easy access to major cities along the east coast - this area has a lot to offer!

This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location. Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.

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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