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Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: independence
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Principal Quality/Mission Assurance Engineer for our location in Independence, MO.

Job Responsibilities: This position will provide Quality Engineering and Mission Assurance support to Medium Caliber Ammunition Production programs. This includes production line support, supplier inspection and monitoring, identifying contractual Quality requirements, preparing quality program plans, inspection procedures and quality requirements flow-down, supplier process monitoring, application of lean/six-sigma tools, drawing reviews, customer interface/reports/submittals, and reviewing product acceptance data.

Position may require travel up to 25% time domestically .

Job Duties

  • Ensure compliance to contract quality requirements and AS9100/ISO 9001 Quality System processes on development and production programs.
  • Provide expertise and guidance to program teams and suppliers on quality assurance, quality systems, tools, training, problem solving, statistical analysis and continuous improvement. Apply Lean and Six Sigma tools.
  • Monitor ballistic results to make recommendation on propellant charge weight.
  • Support and lead investigations between internal functions, suppliers and customers. Provide assistance with technical diagnosis of root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions with resolution of customer complaints or field failures. Develop solutions as appropriate to eliminate the recurrence of the issue.
  • Work with Operations to initiate effective containment, investigation, and countermeasure activities to prevent defect outflow both in-house and to Customers.
  • Plan and implement quality activities including writing product inspection plans, initiating material review board actions, resolving nonconforming material issues, and facilitating corrective actions.
  • Perform on-site monitoring of manufacturing lines and supplier production processes. Assess suppliers capabilities and conformance to their Quality System
  • Review drawings for inspection capability and conformance Geometric Dimensions and Tolerances standards.
  • Prepare documentation including quality code requisitions for procuring material, incoming inspection procedures, and Contract Data Requirement List (CDRL) data requirements.
  • Evaluate manufacturing methods and inspection capabilities. Provide quality input to manufacturing processes including inspection and determining key characteristics.
  • Perform statistical analysis on product yield/SPC/key characteristics data.
  • Report status on tasks to program management, quality management and customers.
  • Review inspection and acceptance data to assess process capability and product compliance.
  • Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelors (or higher) degree in a technical discipline (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing)
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in quality planning, tools and analysis in a manufacturing environment OR minimum 5 years of experience in applied engineering.
    • Manufacturing background desired, familiarity with energetic production.
    • Strong background in inspection equipment, techniques and general knowledge of calibration
    • Solid understanding of Drawings and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
    • Solid Quality Tools skills (Statistics, DOE, FMEA, MSA)
    • Experience in a highly-regulated environment
    • Willingness to travel up to 25% domestically as required (sometimes on short notice) .
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with internal / external customers
    • Efficient in computer skills
    • Strong technical knowledge (mechanical manufacturing, tools, gages, calibration)
    • ASQ CQA, CQE or CQM a plus.
    • Must be a US Citizen

    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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Independence , Engineer, Other , independence, Missouri

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