Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Sr. Principal Quality Engineer

Clearfield, UT
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: TS20180310-47957

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 is currently seeking a Sr. Principal Mission Assurance Engineer to provide support to our Case COE Quality Team team.

Role description & Responsibilities:

Candidate will work in an industrial environment and support solving complex engineering problems.  Will effectively interact with design engineering team and provide support across Factory Value Streams, Materials and Process experts, Process engineering, and Tool Design. 

  • Candidate is responsible/certifies all certified tooling requirements.  Routinely coordinates technical issues with various programs and customers.
  • Candidate works independently, leads certified tooling team member, senior member of Tool and Gage committee, and provides direction for certified tooling maintenance and repairs
  • Qualified candidate must have excellent computer and communication skills.  They should be a great problem solver and critical thinker.  They should also be a self starter and independent worker and have the ability to Multi task

Skills & Qualifications:

Emphasis in coursework or prior experience in the following areas required:

  • Application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (ANSI/AMSE Y14.5)
  • Dimensional Inspection Techniques
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Strong knowledge of MRB (Material Review Board) standards.
  • Strong understanding of PES (Lean) principles with experience leading and implementing significant improvements.
    • Engineering Design, Solids of Mechanics, Design of Experiments, Systems Engineering and Statistics
    • Microsoft Office Suite

Candidate should have experience in the following areas:

  • Digital inspection techniques using Leica and Romer arm equipment.
  • Expeirience using and programming CMM’s.
  • Mechanical Design.
  • Tooling
  • Computer Aided Design and Software – i.e. Verisurf, Cameo, CAD/CAM, etc.
  • Project Management Skills
  • Customer coordination

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • BS degree - Classical Engineering Degree
  • 4 years’ experience with BS or 2 Years with MS
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Demonstrated Customer Interface

Preferred Experience:

Quality and Lean certifications

QCMR (Quality Control Material Review) authority or history of authority.

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.


Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight