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Engineer Mission Assurance

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 Associate Mission Assurance Engineer at our Large Structures Center of Excellence in Iuka, Mississippi.
A secret security clearance is preferred, but not required for this position.
Job Summary
Implement mission/flight assurance plans for individual spacecraft flight hardware programs addressing design, manufacturing, integration, and test activities in accordance with company and contractual requirements. Works as a member of an integrated product team with NGIS Safety & Mission Assurance staff in various groups to address technical issues, meet program requirements and ensure mission success. Interface with customers, vendors, and with NGIS Manufacturing, Integration & Test and Engineering organizations to identify and resolve mission/flight assurance issues. Provide support to program Flight Assurance Manager in review of various activities.
Job Duties
Leads core quality improvement projects to build compliant and cost effective processes with sustainable improvements.
Implement quality plans for hardware and software addressing design, manufacturing, integration and test activities in accordance with company and contractual requirements.
Review practices, procedures and processes seeking avenues to improve efficiency and effectiveness and reduce risk to product quality.
Lead root-cause analysis, Corrective and Preventative Action solutions. Analyze and interpret trends and executes improvements on key metrics.
Participates in program and Mission Assurance reviews. Represents Mission Assurance at different program reviews and review boards including Configuration Control Board (CCB) and Corrective Action Board (CAB).
Collect and analyze data related to Risk Management activities.
Evaluate contract program requirements are flowed down internally and to suppliers, ensures compliance with contract program, quality and organizational requirements.
Basic Qualifications:
BS in Engineering & 2 years of experience or Masters in Engineering.
Able to read engineering documentation and inspect drawings and parts lists, inspection plans, and supplemental instructions.
Knowledge base in Cause Analysis tools, such as Ishikawa and fault tree.
Preferred Qualifications:
Working knowledge of MRB systems and document processing.
Working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
Working knowledge of ISO9001 and/or AS9100 quality standards.
Experience working with aerospace specifications and requirements.
Experience using custom manufacturing software to maintain quality records, traceability, etc.
Experience supporting internal and external audits.
Functional knowledge of composite manufacture and inspection.
Functional knowledge of Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA).
Functional knowledge of production control systems (SAP/Visual Mfg/etc).
Experience authoring, modifying and auditing inspection plans and First Article Inspections (FAI's).
Experience using SPC/SQC to monitor and improve processes.
Previous experience working in AS/ISO/CMMI certified organization.
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.


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