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Principal Engineer Quality

Northrop Grumman

Baltimore, MD 21217
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At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Apply your years of experience and technical expertise towards a future of excellence as a valued member of the Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Airborne C4ISR Systems Team. **The qualified applicant will join the Quality and Mission Excellence team supporting Factory Test Equipment Quality at our facility in Baltimore, MD** . We are looking for a high-caliber individual with a strong background in Mission/Quality Assurance and Electrical, Digital or RF hardware test or test set design experience to join our team.

Roles and Responsibilities:

+ Oversees test equipment design, manufacture and certification for programs and capital projects to include: equipment and software certification and design and process documentation.
+ Participates in design reviews, certification readiness reviews, supplier assessments/source inspections, test set demonstrations and certification, and development of proposals and quotes.
+ Performs program quality functions including, but not limited to developing: Program Quality Plans, Quality Assurance Directives, Quality Assurance Framework.
+ Develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluations and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product.
+ 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 costs and responsibility for products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications.
+ Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction.
+ Ensures corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and documentation is compliant with requirements.
+ Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing personnel to ensure quality standards are in place.



**Basic Qualifications:**

+ Bachelor's degree in a STEM field
+ Five (5) + years of relevant work experience in a manufacturing or engineering environment.
+ Knowledge of QA System specifications/standards.
+ Proficient with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Project).
+ Knowledge of Continuous Improvement principles.
+ Must be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance. US Citizenship required.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Master's degree in a STEM discipline.
+ Test equipment design or test engineering operations experience.
+ 2+ years of Quality Assurance Engineering experience.
+ Experience working in a DOD environment.
+ Training/certification in Six Sigma/CI methodologies.
+ Familiarity/working knowledge of SAP MES software systems
+ Configuration Control Board (CCB) or Material Review Board (MRB) experience.
+ 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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

**Job Category** : Engineering
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