Quality Engineer 3

Develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished product. Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place. Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products. 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.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and implement program quality plans for opto-electrical components, sub-systems and systems, based on customer and internal requirements.
  • Develop and maintain standards for quality of software and hardware design, including operating methods, processes, systems and procedures. Establish standards for safety, electromagnetic compatibility and DfX.
  • Inspect components and sub-systems. Review and verify electro-optical testing methods and test environments. Compiles data and defines changes required in product design, testing equipment, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements. Evaluate product compliance to requirements and readiness to release.
  • Recommend design or test methods and statistical process control procedures for achieving required levels of product reliability. Proposes changes in design to improve system and/or process reliability.
  • Analyzes and recommends safety criteria in system design, equipment and procedures to mitigate risks. Develops safety documents as required to support customer and test/certification requirements.
  • Evaluate and qualify suppliers capabilities, perform first article qualifications, perform supplier and internal audits, monitor and manage internal and supplier corrective actions, lead Failure Analysis Investigations, chair MRB.

Basic Qualifications: :

  • Responsible self-starter and team player with electro-optical manufacturing experience.
  • Great problem prevention and troubleshooting skills
  • Direct experience developing and implementing HW/SW/Systems Program Quality Plans and support processes
  • Direct experience establishing DfX and testability standards and practices
  • BS or equivalent and Minimum 5 years’ experience in quality assurance
  • Mechanical, electrical and optical inspections/CMM experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in DoD, Aerospace, Semiconductor Fab and/or COTs product development and manufacturing
  • Experience establishing and implementing copy exact control systems.
  • Working knowledge of commercial and military product safety standards;
  • Experience in reliability prediction and in-use reliability measurements
  • FMEA, RCCA, , risk management, or quality auditing experience
  • Experience implementing ISO 9000, AS9100, TL9000, TS16949, ISO 13485, and/or CMMI for Development
  • Quality, reliability, safety, certifications

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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