Principal Quality Analyst, –

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Requisition ID: R10087970
Category: Mission and Quality Assurance
Location: Edwards AFB, CA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 2nd Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a Principal Quality Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in Edwards, CA. 


The successful candidate will develop and implement program quality plans, processes, and procedures using statistical quality control statistics, lean manufacturing concepts, and six-sigma tools and analyses.
Ensure that performance, products, and services conform to established company, customer, and regulatory standards. Review, analyze, and report on quality discrepancies related to assembly, maintenance, and processes. Investigate problems and develop disposition and corrective actions for recurring discrepancies.
Interface with manufacturing, engineering, customer, supplier and subcontractor representatives to ensure compliance with requirements.
Recommend corrective actions, dispositions and modifications.
Evaluate maintenance processes and equipment to determine capability, improve efficiency, and assure quality standards.
Perform quality assurance inspections, process audits, and surveillance on all phases of maintenance and sustainment.
Assure all material components used comply with applicable standards.
Determine procedures for controlling product and process quality.
Review quality trend analyses and related quality performance and customer satisfaction data.
Maintains liaison with manufacturing, engineering, material management, supplier, and customer personnel to resolve quality problems.


Basic Qualifications:

Must have 10 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree. Will consider: a minimum of 6 years experience with a Bachelors degree or 4 years with a Masters degree.
Must have complete understanding of technical data and blueprints.
Experienced in the review and extraction of contract requirements for implementation in documented processes and procedure executable by the workforce.
Must be able to collaborate with Program Management in the development of performance metrics in the areas of customer satisfaction, product/service performance, process performance and supplier/subcontractor performance.
Must have strong teamwork skills, ability to develop technical solutions to complex problems, and have proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
Must have demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills as well as oral and written communication skills are required.
Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days a year.
Must have and maintain a valid U.S. passport, accept customer furnished quarters for a period up to 120 days away from primary work location and comply with mobility requirements.
Must possess and be able to maintain a minimum active DoD Secret Security Clearance.
Must have the ability to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days from submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

Active DoD Top Secret clearance
Experience in QMS development, implementation, and maintenance to the ISO 9001 or AS9100 standard. 

Salary Range: $86,300 USD – $129,500 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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