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Northrop Grumman Principal Quality Analyst in Whiteman AFB, Missouri

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce, we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Principal Quality Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. Thisposition will be located at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri .


  • Develops and implements program quality plans, processes, and procedures using statistical quality control statistics, lean manufacturing concepts, and six-sigma tools and analyses

  • Ensures that performance, products, and services conform to established company and regulatory standards

  • Reviews, analyzes, and reports on quality discrepancies related to assembly, process, mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical systems

  • Investigates problems and develops disposition and corrective actions for recurring discrepancies

  • Interfaces with manufacturing, engineering, customer, supplier, and subcontractor representatives to assure compliance with requirements

  • Recommends corrective actions, dispositions and modifications

  • Provides quality assurance HAZMAT and environmental, health, and safety support for the ASMC team

  • Evaluates manufacturing processes and equipment to determine capability, improve efficiency, and assure quality standards

  • Performs quality assurance inspections, processes audits and surveillance of all phases of installations

  • Assures all material components used comply with applicable standards

  • Determines procedures for controlling product and process quality

  • Reviews quality trend analyses and related quality performance and customer satisfaction data

  • Liaises with manufacturing, engineering, material management, supplier, and customer personnel to resolve quality problems

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have one of the following:

  • High school diploma / GED with a minimum of 10 years of experience

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum 6 years of experience

  • Master's degree with a minimum of 4 years of experience

  • Must be willing to work flexible work schedule that may include rotating shift, extended shifts, holidays, weekends.

  • Must have expertise in aircraft modification, inspection and testing; specifications, drawings, processes and computer systems.

  • Must be able to work independently and be willing to travel up to 10% of the time.

  • Must have or be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance, with the ability to obtain and maintain a program clearance within 365 days of hire

  • Must be able to work on-site at Whiteman AFB in Missouri

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active/current B-2 Program clearance.

  • Experience in assuring compliance with quality management system standards (i.e. ISO 9001/ AS9100, AS9110, DCMA INST 8210.1).

  • Experience in assuring compliance with environmental, health and safety standards (i.e. HAZMAT, OSHA, Job Hazard Analysis).

  • Preliminary Review (PR) and Material Review Board (MRB)

  • Authority and experience related to structural, electrical and systems assembly installations highly desired.

  • Experience in field and depot-level modification or maintenance experience preferred on B-2.

  • Experience in handling classified information, components, documents and computer systems on the B-2 or other platform requiring multiple classification levels

  • Must have strong teamwork skills, ability to develop technical solutions to complex problems, and have proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

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.

Job Category : Mission and Quality Assurance