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Mission Assurance Engineer 2/3

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 9/6/2019
Job Reference #: 19023626
Keywords: electronics

Job Description

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 products include launch vehicles, propulsion systems, missile products, subsystems and defense electronics, precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition, satellites and space components and services, and advanced aerospace structures. 

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking a Mission Assurance Engineer 2/3 to join our team in Rocket Center, WV just outside of Cumberland, MD. The Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) site in Rocket Center designs, develops and manufactures tactical rocket motors, medium caliber ammunition, composite components and end items, and fuze and electronics equipment. For decades, the dedicated and highly skilled team at ABL have supported national security efforts by developing and building defense systems for DoD customers and U.S. allies. 

Position Summary: 
Monitors Supplier processes and performance to ensure mission success. 
Evaluates and assures supplier, quality, risk management, safety, reliability and maintainability of program achievements, in accordance with contractual requirements. 
Assesses supplier performance and risks, and determines methodology to ensure mission assurance. 

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.


Basic Qualifications Level 2:
BS in Engineering or related STEM degree such as Physics, Math or Materials Science
Two (2) or more years of related work experience 

Basic Qualifications Level 3:
BS in Engineering or related STEM degree such as Physics, Math or Materials Science
Five (5) or more years of related work experience 

Additional Qualifications:
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance; U.S. Citizenship is a prerequisite.
Basic knowledge and understanding of Process Failure Modes Effects Analysis 
Able to travel a significant percentage of time, (40-50%) 
Able to work in both external and internal environmental conditions 
Excellent collaboration skills in team environment 
Ability to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints 
Able to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result 
Able to provide direction to determine priorities to achieve goals 
Ability to make decisions that positively impact the organization's credibility, operations and services 
Able to prepare and analyze data and figures 
Ability to identify sequence of operations or action to be taken 
Candidates should have demonstrated competencies in the following: Customer Focus, Resiliency, Drives Results and Drives Engagement

Preferred Qualifications: 
Prefer candidates with an Engineering degree Previous experience as a Quality Engineer 
Previous experience having responsibility and oversight of multiple products and/or processes 
Knowledge of ISO9001 and AS9100 quality standards 
Experience working with suppliers in an aerospace or automotive environment 

What to Expect: 
If you are a dynamic and motivated professional, Northrop Grumman is the company that will help further your experience and career growth. We offer highly competitive salaries, an array of benefits to give you the support you need, and the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that is professional, creative and flexible. Join our team and Work On What Matters. 

Rocket Center, WV is located along the North Branch Potomac River in Mineral County, West Virginia and is home to the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL), a government installation operated by Northrop Grumman. Known for its scenic mountain landscapes, rolling hills and state parks, the region offers a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities to include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, hunting and whitewater rafting. Where can you get to from Rocket Center? We are just a few hours from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Cleveland and not far from Philadelphia, Virginia and New York. If you enjoy a beautiful all-weather climate, low cost of living, zero gridlock traffic, outdoor activities and easy access to major cities along the east coast - this area has a lot to offer! 

This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location. Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor. 

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.