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Staff Engineer Mission Assurance

Northrop Grumman | Rolling Meadows IL 60008 USA | Full Time | Posted: 09/13/2019

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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented Staff Mission Assurance Engineer to join our Quality and Mission Excellence team in Rolling Meadows, IL.

The Staff Mission Assurance Engineer defines and monitors Mission Assurance (MA) program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of programs. Performs or assures quality, risk management, safety, reliability and maintainability of program achievements, subcontractors, and suppliers in accordance with contractual requirements.

Assesses program performance and risks, and determines resources to ensure MA. Is responsible for MA task delegation and establishing budgets and spend plans. As Cost Account Manager (CAM) supports program Earned Value (EV) analysis and establishing budget baselines and performing Comprehensive Estimate at Completion (CEAC) reviews.

Provides technical solutions which support Quality Management System (QMS) functions on Department of Defense (DOD) software and hardware engineering, development, test, integration, and production programs. Utilize customer and NGMS policies and procedures, such as ISO 9001/AS9100, to help realize those solutions.

Serve as an advisor to senior Mission Assurance and Program Management on technical and QMS issues that arise and represent Mission Assurance in cross-discipline teams to resolve technical issues in the Air Warfare Systems Business Unit.

Ensures Mission and Quality Assurance support throughout the development, review, delivery, and maintenance cycles for program SDRL deliverables, internal plans, Gate Reviews, and risk-based process audits. Participates as Quality representative in Configuration Control Board meetings to assure compliance with established Configuration Management policies and procedures. Participates in design review providing feedback on designs to engineering/manufacturing personnel. Hands-on experience developing or reviewing plans and processes associated with AS9100.

Works with the MA team and program management team to define, gather, evaluate, and effectively present process and quality metrics to assist with program efficiency, effectiveness, and continuous improvement. Ability to coordinate/collaborate with external quality teams in data gathering, problem solving, risk mitigation, and root cause corrective action.

Ability to mentor younger Mission Assurance engineering and help develop the future program quality engineers. Work collaboratively with others in Mission Assurance to define future concepts and principles to be followed by Mission Assurance Engineers.

Experience providing root cause analysis and presenting key metrics to Quality and Program leadership. Attention to detail coupled with the ability to quickly learn, assess, and apply new processes/procedures. Serves as the primary liaison with customer representatives and supports product Sell-Off as well as responses to customer questions and requests for corrective actions.


Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor's Degree in a STEM/Technical discipline and 14+ years of related experience with a BS; 12+ years with a MS, or 9+ years with a PHD

- 5+ Years' experience with AS9100/ISO9001 Quality Management experience

- Solid written and verbal interpersonal, communication skills and confidence to brief senior management with solid foundation in Mission Assurance applications

- Six Sigma trained/certified or knowledge of statistical analysis methods and techniques.

- Ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance, US citizenship required

- Ability to work in cross-functional teams to resolve problems or issues

- Understanding of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

- Experience working with electrical or mechanical design requirements and specifications

Preferred Qualifications:

- Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Manufacturing Engineering

- Certified Six Sigma Green Belt

- Excellent data analysis skills using, Mini Tab, Excel or similar

- Experience in train-the-trainer activities enabling managers and leads to conduct training and/or coaching with measurable results in performance improvement

- Strong presentation & communication skills

- Record of increasing responsibility and leadership supporting manufacturing, electrical, and mechanical engineering organizations

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.

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Location Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008, United States
Categories Engineering

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