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Manufacturing Quality Analyst 2

Requisition ID: R10070014

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions 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.

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. At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is looking for a Manufacturing Quality Analyst 2 for Charlottesville, VA

  • Develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product – focus on design for quality process implementations
  • Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place
  • Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment
  • Designs and analyzes inspection and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment; conducts quality assurance tests; and performs statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction
  • Leads Quality Action Team(s) in supported production areas
  • Leads quality related investigations and process improvement campaigns in assigned production area(s)
  • Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards, and that documentation is compliant with requirements
  • May be certified in lean and six-sigma quality engineering methodologies
  • May be required to travel to support vendor source inspections and/or auditing

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of quality work experience; or master’s and 1+ years of quality work experience.  Note: an additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret electrical and mechanical design documents, internal and external specifications, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations
  • Drawing interpretation and ANSI Y14.5 requirements experience
  • Able to identify and utilize appropriate metrology tools based on part characteristics and technical requirements
  • Related experience in the following processes: machining, sheet metal, welding, finishing, mechanical assembly
  • Experience working in a ISO 9001: 2015 or AS9100 Quality Management System
  • Experience with nonconformance and Corrective Action Processes
  • Experience conveying technical information (both written and verbal)
  • Experience with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance (not required for initial hire)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Root Cause and Corrective Action methods
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement principles
  • PCDMIS CMM programming experience.
  • Working knowledge of GD&T dimensioning practices.
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Certification applicable to welding processes
  • Additive Manufacturing experience
  • Quality related experience in the following processes: machining, sheet metal, welding, finishing, mechanical assembly
  • Training in LEAN, Six Sigma, and CI methodologies, Certified Green or Black Belt.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001/AS9100 and internal auditing
  • Experience in a DoD Manufacturing environment.


Salary Range: $58,800 USD - $88,200 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 most positions.



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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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.