Northrop Grumman Mission Systemsis seeking a talented Program Quality Engineer to join our team in Rolling Meadows, IL. At Northrop Grumman, our vision is to be the most trusted provider of systems and technologies that ensure the security and the freedom of our nation and its allies. Quality is a key enabler of this vision, and the Program Quality Engineer will play a critical role in assuring that our processes and products meet the high standards of quality that our customers need to achieve mission success.
The Program Quality Engineer develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product.
Collaborates broadly with program management, supply chain, contracts, engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure effective quality standards are in place, and that quality products are delivered to our customers.
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, software design, supplier management, incoming material, production control, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality.
Strong leadership, communication, and ability to extract meaning from data are required for success in all phases of the role. May be certified in lean and six-sigma quality engineering methodologies.
* Bachelor's degree in a related STEM field.
* 5+ years of relevant experience (or 3 years with a MS degree).
* Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
* Fluent with Microsoft Office products, especially PowerPoint and Excel
* Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance.
* Green Belt Certified or Black Belt Certified
* LEAN CertifiedFluent with data visualization and/or statistical software tools
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.