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Northrop Grumman Principal Engineer Quality in Linthicum, Maryland

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Quality is a core value at Northrop Grumman and a cornerstone of our company's success. We are steadfast in our commitment to our technologies, processes, services, and projects. By accepting that "Quality is Personal," our employees acknowledge the impact our actions have on the missions of our global customers. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Principal Quality Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals supporting the Baltimore Center of Excellence (CoE) factory quality operations based in Linthicum, Maryland. The qualified applicant will provide Quality Engineering support for our Mechanical Fabrication, Additive Manufacturing, and Brazing operations.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Principal Quality Engineer -

  • Reviews and evaluates non-conforming material for compliance to drawings, specifications, and standards

  • Provides in-person engineering support for the inspection organization

  • Engages in production floor activities associated with Quality - including monitoring manufacturing processes and performing quality assessments and audits, assisting in the corrective action board (CAB) including data gathering and analysis, disposition of material and processing nonconforming material, interfacing with both internal and external customers

  • Supports CMM operations and the evaluation of product inspected on the CMM

  • Supports Additive Manufacturing and Brazing Inspection operations

  • Identifies and develops new technology inspection equipment and processes and associated training of personnel

  • Solves problems by relentlessly pursuing root cause and driving for effective solutions

  • Uses LEAN concepts and Six Sigma tools as aides to problem resolution

  • Maintains and continuously develops technical knowledge in quality engineering, specifications/standards, drawing interpretation, measurement and analysis methods, processes and products, relevant technologies, and problem solving methodology

  • Assists with the training of new personnel and participates in the design of training materials

  • Has a working knowledge of MS Office Applications


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related STEM discipline

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience (or 3 years with a Master's Degree)

  • Possess technical knowledge in specifications and standards associated with the position

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance. US Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in STEM discipline

  • Experience programming, operating, or providing engineering support to CMM operations utilizing PCDMIS.

  • NDT Level III Certification.

  • Additive Manufacturing or Brazing experience.

  • Quality related experience in the following processes: machining, sheet metal, welding, finishing, mechanical assembly.

  • Training in Six Sigma and CI methodologies, Certified Green or Black Belt.

  • Experience in a DoD environment.

  • Drawing interpretation and ANSI Y14.5 requirements.

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 Category : Engineering