QA Policy and Strategy Analyst (Palmdale, CA)-19018757

Location: Palmdale
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact peoples lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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, theyre making history. 


Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a QA Policy & Strategy Analyst 2 to join our team. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.


The primary function of this job is to develop, institute and maintain Foreign Object Elimination (FOE) policies, processes, procedure and control, ensuring that performance and compliance to standards supports FOD free product to assure lasting customer satisfaction.  Works directly with operating entities to ensure that inspections and audits are conducted on continuing basis as specified to enforce requirements and meet standards.  Produces weekly and monthly FOE metrics and distributes to the site manufacturing center and Sector. Track and chart weekly results of internal and DCMA audits conducted to check compliance to standards set for tool, hardware, consumable and durable control, housekeeping and keeping the product FOD free. Performs on-going data analysis and when trends show systemic or egregious problems, issues Internal Corrective Action Requests.  Ensures executions of corrective and preventative actions are timely and effective. Works with teams to conduct root cause corrective / preventative action, and performs verification of corrective/preventative to ensure compliance.  Maintains a close relationship and serves as liaison with the customer (Government Flight Representative, Government Ground Representative and the DCMA.  Works closely with sector Manufacturing and Quality on both the East and West coast. Due to my expertise is often called upon to ensure guidance in interpreting related policies, regulatory and/or governmental regulations to assure compliance.  Attends Sector FOE council supporting site V.P to assure FOE compliance to the requirements of policies and procedure.




Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 2 years experience in shop-level Manufacturing and/or Quality operations
  • An active DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance with periodic Review/Investigation within the last 7 years
  • Ability to obtain Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • NAS412 Industry Standard for FOE
  • Six Sigma Black Belt & Green Belt
  • DCMAI 8210.1 C Ground Operations
  • ASQ Certified Quality Auditor
  • Quality Management System (QMS) AS9100/ISO9100


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 ID: 19018757

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Secret Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position