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Sr Principal Engineer Supplier Quality

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 Supplier Quality Engineer to join our team in Rolling Meadows, IL.

The Supplier Quality Engineer will spend time developing and leading program assessments to determine supplier quality risk, as well as develop effective and affordable risk mitigation plans. Will assure quality, risk management, safety, reliability and maintainability of suppliers in accordance with contractual requirements. Will also assess program performance and risks related to supplier output, and determine resources to ensure MA requirements are met. Responsibility will also include developing Supplier Quality budgets for program proposals and monitoring active budgets.

The SQE provides solutions which support Quality Management System (QMS) functions on Department of Defense (DOD) 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 QMS issues that arise and represent Supplier Quality in cross-discipline teams to resolve issues in the Business Unit.

Ensures Supplier Quality team support throughout the development, review, delivery, and maintenance cycles for supplier deliverables, internal plans and Readiness Reviews. Participates with supplier in design review providing feedback on designs to engineering/manufacturing personnel. Hands-on experience developing and reviewing plans and processes associated with AS9100.

Works with the MA team and program management team to define, gather, evaluate, and effectively present 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 Mission Assurance engineering team. 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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM/Technical discipline 9+ years of related experience with a BS; 7+ years, and 5+ 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)

  • Have experience in quality planning

  • SAP knowledge

  • Experience working with electrical or mechanical design requirements and specifications.

  • Ability to identify improvement area and act with little to no supervision.

  • Ability to work an issue with very little background information

    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

  • Experience with Substrate design and quality requirements.

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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