Supplier Quality Engineer (3/4) - PWB- Baltimore, MD

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems sector is seeking an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer 3/4- focused in Printed Wired Board (PWB) to join our team in Baltimore, MD.

The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Supplier Quality Assurance organization supporting the East Coast Field Operations - Electrical team. This team supports programs with suppliers across the United States and Internationally. Our global supply base is growing and we are seeking individuals who will positively represent the company across the globe.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Collaborate in a team environment, negotiate and integrate different viewpoints, prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project results.

Represent the company with credibility, confidence and professionalism.

Plan and implement Quality Assurance actions for assigned PWB/Electronic suppliers which require compliance to Military and Space requirements.

Perform Specification Compliance Reviews, First Article Inspections and Source inspections on electro-mechanical hardware particularly, PWB/CCAs, but additionally RF/Microwave devices and assemblies and cables and connectors may be required.

Understands continuous process improvement (CI) and can effectively develop and execute CI initiatives and activities.

Initiate Corrective Action Plans and work with suppliers, manufacturing and engineering personnel to identify root cause and ensure robust corrective actions are implemented.

Compute, analyze, and interpret numerical data for understanding and addressing supplier process issues and developing solutions.

Perform process and product audits along with capacity assessments to ensure the supplier's processes are robust and capable. Effectively perform supplier surveillance activities designed to manage and improve supplier performance, productivity, and process validation.

Apply technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts to analyze and audit our suppliers processes and capabilities.

Work with the Key Supplier and Technology Teams to manage key suppliers, ensure the suppliers are performing well and drive process improvements while ensuring their capacity and capability to deliver products on time is acceptable.

Understands general contracting principles in a Department of Defense and commercial environment. Possesses the ability and skill to review and interpret regulatory requirements, specifically in the area of Mission Assurance and quality.

Establish positive working relationships with suppliers.

Develop and mentor new engineers.

This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4.

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Basic Qualifications for Level 3:

Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical field.

5 years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Design Engineering and/or 5 years of experience in Continuous Improvement.

Demonstrated work experience inspecting PWB.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance. US Citizenship required.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:

Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical field.

9 years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Design Engineering and/or 9 years of experience in Continuous Improvement.

Demonstrated work experience inspecting Printed Wiring Boards.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance. US Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or other Engineering discipline.

10 years working in the defense industry.

Process knowledge/manufacturing engineering experience in the manufacture of Printed Wiring Boards.

Six Sigma or Lean certifications.

Knowledge of auditing to ISO 9001 and AS9100, AS9102 requirements.

Knowledgeable in J-std-001 and IPC-A-610E, and Mil-Std-883.

Training in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (ANSI Y14.5M)

Must possess Active Secret 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.


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