Supplier Mission Assurance Engineer 3

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.
Collaborates with program management, engineering, subcontracts/procurement functional management and supplier management teams to ensure that all procurements meet or exceed the requirements of external and internal customers. Defines the Supplier MA program within the scope of contract requirements and NGMS policies and processes. Coordinates and oversees Supplier Mission Assurance implementation over all program phases. Manages implementation of Supplier Mission Assurance processes, including, supplier quality requirements development, supplier classification designation (Critical, Key and Standard), supplier pre-award capability assessments, source selection evaluations, supplier quality audits and supplier performance assessments. Supports the maintenance of the approved supplier list and periodically reviews supplier performance to determine whether suppliers should remain on the approved list. Manages supplier requests for waivers, deviations and discrepancy reporting process (Material Review Board).Evaluates supplier-non-conformances, negative performance trends and failures and determines root cause and implements corrective and preventive actions. Manages source inspection processes and coordinates with customer as required. Verify that End Item Data Packages (EIDPs) are complete and manufacturing travelers are reviewed prior to shipment. Ensures that awards and teaming agreements are issued to qualified suppliers through early engagement in the Business Acquisition Process with procurement/subcontracts, business development and program/technical representatives. Utilizes supplier performance data bases and supplier quality management system assessment tools to provide objective evidence of suppliers capability to perform. Keeps management apprised of supplier performance, quality status and risks. Determines the resources required to execute the Supplier MA program and ensure team success, manages the resources and ensures the resources are adequately trained. Actively engages in supplier evaluation, qualification and selection as part of the Business Acquisition Process (BAP) in support of proposal activity and on an as-needed basis when new procurements are required on existing programs. Supports program Mission Assurance in development and maintenance of SAP Vendor and Part Master databases.

  • VMDA Point of Contact (POC) for all programs for material non-conformances and processing R/I receipts upon delivery. Support the QN closure and communications with the supplier on the non-conformance issues. Assist with Supplier Discrepancy Action Request (SDAR) communication and closures with supply base Formulate and assist in SCAR transactions with the suppliers with database traceability. Maintain/establish Bus Ops metrics
  • Supports Supplier Mission Assurance implementation overall program phases. Manages implementation of Supplier Mission Assurance processes, including, supplier quality requirements development, supplier classification designation (Critical, Key and Standard), supplier pre-award capability assessments, source selection evaluations, supplier quality audits and supplier performance assessments.
  • Supports the maintenance of the approved supplier list and periodically reviews supplier performance to determine whether suppliers should remain on the approved list. Manages supplier requests for waivers, deviations and discrepancy reporting process (Material Review Board).
  • Support and executesource inspection processes and coordinates withsupplier as required. Verify that End Item Data Packages (EIDPs) are complete and manufacturing travelers are reviewed prior to shipment. Ensures that awards and teaming agreements are issued to qualified suppliers through early engagement in the Business Acquisition Process with procurement/subcontracts, business development and program/technical representatives.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree inaS.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) Field
  • At least 5years of experiencein Mission Assurance, Quality Assurance Engineering, Manufacturing or Engineering in space or aerospace industry
  • Must haveability to travelup to 50% via any mode of transportation throughout thecontinental US and Internationally
  • Experience working with cross functional teams, and interface at various levels of program and functional management
  • Experience in micro-electronics, electronic and electro-mechanical devices
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs and databases
  • SAP operational knowledge and Module understanding
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS Electrical Engineering
  • Intimate knowledge of Supplier Mission Assurance/Procurement Quality Assuranceprocesses
  • Direct experience working with suppliersand developing relationships. Resolvingnon-conformances, auditing and issue resolution with suppliers at their facility or at home site.
  • Working knowledge of Mission Assurance transactions in SAP, red shirt or expert.
  • Experience with military specifications and industry specifications for electronic, electrical and electro-mechanical parts/components. Additional experience with CCAs, PCBs, and electronic assemblies.
  • Previous work experience working with Space programs.
  • Specific experiencewith RF applications is a plus.
  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance


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.${descr2}${descr3}


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