Northrop Grumman (DoD Skillbridge) Quality Engineer
Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Redondo Beach
Posted on: March 16, 2023
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes
RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available
CLEARANCE TYPE: None
Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.
Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members.
Responsibilities for this internship position are:
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman - Military Internship Program (DoD SKillbridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.
Goals - Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.
Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission "Defining Possible" on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.
Outcome - Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.
DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:
Has served at least 180 days on active duty.
Is within 12 months of separation or retirement.
Will receive an honorable discharge.
Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months.
Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.
Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.
Northrop Grumman SSSD has an opening for a Quality Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.
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. 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.
Become the expert in the nonconformance flow and each factor of the nonconformance process
Understand and assimilate large amounts of complex data, simplifying it for appropriate actions and communication.
Provide problem solving approaches that are sensitive to and effective within a wide variety of cultural frames of reference, value systems and business practices.
Work within the manufacturing and spacecraft integration process to support nonconformance resolution and proper Root Cause and Corrective Action implementation.
Assist in development of effective yet practical solutions, and eliminate organizational obstacles for implementing positive corrective actions.
Successfully interact with different levels in the organization to drive nonconformance investigations and resolutions effectively and efficiently
Work within the configuration management process to ensure processes exist and identify processes that need to be created or improved.
Reduce the Cost of Poor Quality by identifying actionable trends and work within the assigned Work Center(s) to drive improvements with the end goal of reducing the number of Non-conformances
Review nonconformance reports for data accuracy.
Understand technical and Mission Assurance (MA) requirements and ensure these requirements are integrated into specifications and product drawings.
Provide information in discrepancy review, failure investigations, as well as cause and corrective action determinations.
Support Mission Assurance at different review boards such as a Corrective Action Boards (CAB), & Material Review Boards (MRB).
Provide tracking and reporting metrics and provide support for internal and external MA briefings.
Support root cause and problem solving analysis.
Assist in monitoring the COPQ for systemic issues and make recommendations for Corrective Actions.
Ensure approved tasks from Nonconforming Reports, Material Review Boards (MRBs) and Failure Review Boards (FRBs) are completed expeditiously.
Reviews, designs and analyzes manufacturing, integration, inspection and testing processes and work instructions.
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.
Must have a BS in a STEM Discipline (preferably Engineering)
Minimum of 2 years of experience in a space/aerospace environment within Safety and Mission Assurance (or Quality Assurance)
Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret/SCI clearance.
Able to read engineering documentation and inspect to drawings and parts lists, inspection plans, and supplemental instructions.
Able to read and interpret schematics and block diagrams for verifications of test setups.
Willingness to work off shift activities with occasional overtime, weekend, and Holiday support as required.
Willingness to support 2nd shift (if required), and occasionally (though not often) 3rd shift support for short periods of Spacecraft testing.
Willingness to travel in support of ITL level activities is required.
Fluent in use of Microsoft applications and ability to learn new computer programs/applications.
-Technical writing skills
Six Sigma/Lean training
ASQ certifications relevant to the position
SharePoint forms and workflows
Excel Pivot Tables and Power Query
Working knowledge of J-STD/NASA workmanship specifications, with regard to Circuit Card Assembly (CCA), Harness and Space System Integration
Salary Range: $77,100.00 - $115,700.00
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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .
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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space - our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes
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