Associate Quality Analyst/ Quality AnalystIuka, MS

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.

Develop and implement program quality plans, programs, and procedures using statistical quality control statistics, lean manufacturing concepts, and six-sigma tools and analyses. Ensures that performance and quality products conform to established company and regulatory standards. Reviews, analyzes and reports on quality discrepancies related to assembly, process, mechanical, electrical and electro-mechanical systems. Investigates problems and develops disposition and corrective actions for recurring discrepancies. Interfaces with manufacturing, engineering, customer, vendor and subcontractor representatives to ensure requirements are met. Recommends corrective actions, dispositions and modifications.

General responsibilities include:

Monitoring for unsafe practices, support inspection training, collecting / compiling documents for FAIR's, Key Characteristic submittals, FOD related activities, and other tasks as assigned by management. Professionally communicate and interact with Customers, Government representatives, Manufacturing, and Mission Assurance employees Learn and understand the various software programs used in the facility. Support internal, Customer, and government/agency audits meetings, and off-site audit of suppliers. Contribute to prevention activities to include review of FAIR's/ inspection plans, change notices, support Process Owner Reviews, Key Characteristic reviews, aid in FOD walks, and others as directed by Customer or management.

Basic Qualifications:

Associate Quality Analyst:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 0 years of experience. High School diploma or equivalent and 4 years of relatable aerospace, composite, quality and/or AS9100/DCMA surveillance and inspection/audit will be used in lieu of Bachelor's Degree.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Clearance and Special Program Access

  • Thorough understanding of data collection and analysis; supports the program, Operations, Engineering, and Quality teams with data analytics for improvement processes

  • Initiate, facilitate, and support RCCA activities to improve the quality of part and process

  • Prepare documentation of the results of RCCA activities for Quality Engineering review, to include gathering and charting data as well as presenting RCCA results

  • Understanding of the quality requirements listed in AS9100 and DCMA

Quality Analyst:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 3 years or a Master's Degree and 1 year of relatable aerospace, composite, quality and/or AS9100/DCMA surveillance and inspection/audit . High School diploma or equivalent and 7 years of relatable aerospace, composite, quality and/or AS9100/DCMA surveillance and inspection/audit will be used in lieu of Bachelor's Degree.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Clearance and Special Program Access

  • Thorough understanding of data collection and analysis; supports the program, Operations, Engineering, and Quality teams with data analytics for improvement processes

  • Maintain and utilize QCMR/ PR authority with documenting, submitting, and coordinating MRB activities, including customer submissions, MBR dispositions, and scrap authorizations

  • Oversee progression of Nonconformances from initial write up to final disposition to ensure they are closed in a timely and effective manner

  • Initiate, facilitate, and support RCCA activities to improve the quality of part and process

  • Prepare documentation of the results of RCCA activities for Quality Engineering review, to include gathering and charting data as well as presenting RCCA results

  • Support Rapid Response Teams to address escalated quality concerns

  • Other responsibilities include supporting management, inspectors, IPT's, Supplier Quality which may consist of training new hires, attending recurring

  • Complete and compile First Article Inspection required documents for Quality Engineering review

  • Support internal, Customer, and government/agency audits meetings, and off-site audit of suppliers.

  • Understanding of the quality requirements listed in AS9100 and DCMA

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with composites or manufacturing environment

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or higher

  • 2+ years of audit/surveillance experience

  • 2+ years of quality evaluation processes and leading, participating and facilitating RCCA, FAI generation, non-conformance tag creation/submission and …

  • environment

  • 2+ years building PowerPoint briefings, providing status updates for manufacturing builds and metrics

  • 2+ years generating, monitoring and reporting operations and manufacturing metrics

Salary Range: $48,700 - $73,100

Salary Range 2: $59,000 - $88,400

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.