Quality Engineer 4 (Redondo Beach, CA)

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

Candidate 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.

The selected candidate works directly on the F-35 program with the Program Quality Manager to mitigate high quality impact issues with the customer and executive leadership. Manages and facilitates deliverables to the program relative to program requirements such as Preventive Corrective Action Boards, defect deep dives, and action items relative to customer requests. Additionally will assist with supplier disclosures, mitigation of escapes to customers, high impact Root Cause Corrective Actions, Key Characteristic management, Interchangeable and Replaceable feature management, and process improvements for the program.
Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)
  • 9 years experience in related quality engineering may include manufacturing, stress and design, or liaison engineering.
  • Experience selecting and coordinating key metrics and subsequently presenting meaningful data for project review, and ability to generate and analyze quantitative data
  • Experience facilitating effective Root Cause Corrective Action

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP Business System experience
  • MES Experience
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification
  • Working knowledge of AS9100D
  • Project Management Skill set
  • F-35 Program Experience

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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