Principal Engineer Quality 2nd Shift, Goleta, Ca

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Goleta, CA

Requisition ID: R10080128
Category: Engineering
Location: Goleta, CA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 2nd Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history – from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Components Business Unit designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications , imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

Northrop Grumman Space Components has an opening for a Quality Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Goleta, CA.

Job Description:

Develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product.
Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place.
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 the cost of and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications.
Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction.
Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements.
Processes complex non-conformances and complex Material Review dispositions from initiation through completion, via collaboration and coordination of dispositions with internal and external customers, presents same to internal and external customers to ensure timely dispositions in support of Production schedule
May specialize in the areas of design, incoming material, production control, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality. May be certified in lean and six-sigma quality engineering methodologies.
Travel between Oxnard and Goleta NGC sites may be required, when required by management and/or customer demand

Basic Qualifications:

Level 3: Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of experience in a related field
US citizenship required
Expertise in reading and interpreting engineering drawings per ASME Y14.5
Knowledge and application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing principles
Experience working within Quality Management Systems including AS9100 and NADCAP
Experience working directly with external customers and suppliers to communicate requirements and resolve technical issues
Direct Material Review and Corrective Action experience required
Strong demonstrated Root Cause analysis and documentation and presentation of same is required
Demonstrated experience coordinating and collaborating with all Value Stream stakeholders from Program Management, Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Production, Quality, through direct Customer interface is required

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred candidates would have knowledge of advanced engineering and manufacturing processes
Preferred candidates would have training and successful application of lean principles
Preferred candidates would be proficient in ERP and MES systems
Knowledge of mechanical and non-destructive inspection techniques and tools
Experience with complex BOM’s, composites, solar array and boom manufacturing

CDR, MRR, TRR process experience

Composites Bonding, Composites Testing.

J –STD Soldering, Crimping, IPC Specs, Solar Cell Visual inspection, Manufacturing Planning review.

Use of digital Manufacturing Systems (MES) machining, etc.

Key Characteristics Control Planning, Gage R&R and MSA analysis, First Past Yield analysis, Continual Improvement.

Salary Range: $95,000 USD – $142,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10080128 2023.01.14

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