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Mission Assurance Engineer: Safety & Mission Assurance - Space / Satellite Systems (Top Secret)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Sterling
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today!

We have an opening for a Mission Assurance Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.

In this role you will 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. You will work as a member of an integrated product team with NGSP Safety & Mission Assurance staff in various groups to address technical issues, meet program requirements, and ensure mission success. You will interface with customers, vendors, and with NGSP Manufacturing, Integration & Test, and Engineering organizations to identify and resolve mission/flight assurance issues. Additionally, you will provide support to the program Flight Assurance Manager in review of various activities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Implements and administers an effective Safety and Mission Assurance program in compliance with applicable customer contracts and other guidelines set forth by Flight Systems Group requirements
  • Ensures contract program requirements are flowed down internally and to suppliers, ensures compliance with contract program, quality and organizational requirements
  • Review practices, procedures and processes seeking avenues to improve efficiency and effectiveness and reduce risk to product quality
  • Interprets customer technical and MA requirements, and ensuring these requirements are integrated into program plans, specifications and product drawings
  • Provide oversight in discrepancy review, failure investigations, as well as cause and corrective action determinations. Reviews and approves Mission Assurance program proposal submittals
  • Represents Mission Assurance at different review boards including Configuration Control Board (CCB), Corrective Action Board (CAB), & Material Review Board (MRB)
  • Supports program proposal efforts, tracking and reporting metrics, mission specific risk issues and develop and present internal and external Mission Assurance briefings
  • Ensure Risk Management activities (dFMEA, pFMEA) are executed and maintained according to standards and procedures
  • Communicates the impacts and execution of all program, division quality and organizational requirements to all levels of the organization. May communicate to Government and customer representatives
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    Qualifications:

    Basic Qualifications
    • Requires BS in a STEM discipline (ideally Engineering) & 2 years of experience; OR a Master's Degree; OR a PhD
    • Top Secret Clearance
    • US Citizenship Preferred Qualifications
      • Able to read engineering documentation and inspect drawings and parts lists, inspection plans, and supplemental instructions. Extensive knowledge base in Cause Analysis tools, such as Ishikawa, FMEA, DOE, KTA (Kepner Tregoe Analysis) Previous experience managing elements of AS/ISO/CMMI certified internal and external organization. The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft. We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA's Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants. Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components.

        Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.
        As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
        Medical
        Dental & Vision coverage
        401k
        Educational Assistance
        Life Insurance
        Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
        Paid Time Off
        Health & Wellness Resources
        Employee Discounts
        Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work)
        For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more.
        Link: www.northropgrumman.com/benefits

        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. Associated topics: aeroelasticity, aerospace, aerospace engineer, aircraft, astronautical, aviation, f 35, propulsion, satellite, wind tunnel

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