Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Quality Engineering Specialist

Iuka, MS
Environmental Health Safety & Quality

Job Description

Job ID: DBK20182708-47233

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.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking an experienced Quality Engineering Specialist to join our Quality team in our Large Structures Center of Excellence in Iuka MS.

Quality Engineering Specialist

Role Description & Responsibilities:

Ideal candidate shall possess related work experience working with Quality engineering on quality system processes such as first article inspection, material review board, quality inspection, process control, and process improvement. 

The Quality Engineering Specialist will:

  • Provide direct quality functional support to COE Quality Manager and COE Quality Engineering team members to support compliance and customer requirements.  
  • Coordinate First article inspections with Quality engineering, manufacturing, and inspection personnel including planning, monitoring, records, and analysis. 
  • Monitor and process material review board documents by facilitating root cause analysis and ensuring robust corrective actions are established and implemented.
  • Interfaces with various levels of technical personnel to ensure their understanding of inspection results, including reports of anomalies.
  • Prepare nonconformance reports and maintain documentation thru resolution and closure process.
  • Coordinates gage R&R studies in support of new product introduction and current process improvements. 
  • Enters, maintains and extracts quality data via a computerized database system for SPC and quality trends.
  • Provides inspection methods guidance to engineering and design personnel.
  • Helps in the daily housekeeping of the area and equipment to comply with Foreign Object Damage control requirements
  • Facilitate and implement cost reduction and process improvement activities
  • Provide support for investigations and special analysis assignments
  • Lead and adhere to safety standards and procedures
  • Regular overtime past the normal 40-hour week is expected.
  • Other duties as directed by management.    

Experience Requirements:  

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 10 years of directly related experience in the inspection of aerospace mechanical, electrical, and propulsion systems including their detail components in an ISO9001 or AS9100 compliant environment.

 Experience Requirements Preferred:

  • Candidate must have a High School Diploma or GED.

 Experience Preferred:

  • Hands on experience with Quality organizations and Quality systems
  • Development and completion of Inspection plans, PFEMA, and process control plans

 Skills & Qualifications:

  • Efficient at MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other office systems
  • Excellent personal leadership skills to interact with all levels of a technical organization.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Must possess demonstrable understanding of mechanical, electrical, and propulsion aerospace engineering drawings, CAD models, and specifications and be able to choose the appropriate physical inspection methods and equipment to determine compliance of items to design requirements.
  • Must meticulously follow directions. Work experience should be indicative of continuously increasing responsibilities and reliability including potential lead role, is required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.  

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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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: +10 Years
Education: High School/GED
Expertise: Operations
Group: Flight