Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Mission Assurance/Quality Engineer

Rocket Center, WV
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: CHP20180207-46399

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

The Mission Assurance/Quality Engineer will provide leadership to our Missile Products Division team at our Rocket Center, WV location.

This position acts as a quality liaison for Operations, Program Management, customer, government agencies and various other functions. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Generate quality reports such as First Pass Yield, First Article Inspection, Cost of Quality, etc.
  • Analyze data and drive process improvements
  • Receive and/or develop inspection plans based upon statistical methods
  • Review data and statistical analysis to assess process capability to meet required standards and specifications
  • Use Lean tools such as risk assessment, 8D, DFMEA and/or PFMEA
  • Build good working relationship with suppliers, conducting periodic supplier audits to make sure that they are working according to plan
  • Validate and coordinate product readiness for use or delivery, including FAAT qualifications of new suppliers
  • Provide and support failure analysis processes for program hardware
  • Perform independent risk assessments on Mission Assurance issues and communicate issues and findings 

Education and Experience:

  • BS in Engineering or related technical field
  • 2 years of Quality Engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 3-5 years of overall Quality Engineering experience is preferred
  • Lean Six Sigma training and certification is preferred

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Able to read and understand Technical Data Packages, including drawings and specifications
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Able to use custom manufacturing software (i.e. Solumina) to maintain quality records, traceability, etc.
  • Able to work on multiple tasks in a dynamic environment
  • U.S. Citizenship; must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance
  • Travel: 10% or less 

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Northrop Grumman is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401K, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Defense