Principal / Senior Principal Quality Control Analyst

Requisition ID: R10010520

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Clearfield - UT, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal or Senior Principal Quality Control Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse, and quality minded individuals. This position will be located in Clearfield, UT. You will be a part of a Quality Committed Team supporting the Supplier Quality Organization. Our team works in a lab using cutting edge equipment, exotic materials and novel products to innovate within our mission, working across the site facilities supporting, manufacturing, and testing of composite structures. Are you interested in working on state-of-the-art process, equipment and composites? Come join an Organization that’s committed to quality and customer satisfaction.


  • Develop and implement testing and inspection procedures per customer and product specifications
  • Test materials, chemicals, to ensure compliance to specifications
  • Translate test procedures, engineering specifications, and quality requirements to assure conformance to specifications
  • Provide solutions to a variety of technical problems of increasing scope and complexity as assigned
  • Advise quality control and resolve materials, chemicals, and finished product concerns
  • Responsible for the lab daily operations, (direct oversight of the staff, work assignments, schedules, day to day workflow, and technical support for the lab)
  • Develop ground-breaking solutions for material testing
  • Develop requirements for structural and chemical testing
  • Lead root cause and corrective action requirement analysis
  • Develop and report on test data collection, analysis, and tracking material trends

Our Supplier Quality team works independently but interacts constantly with manufacturing, engineering groups and customers to achieve expectations. We empower our team members to make decisions, but can draw upon corporate resources to support us when needed. Each member of the team is tasked with identifying ways to improve efficiency in the team in the pursuit of continuous improvement. We’re looking for a fellow self-starter who enjoys assessing and understanding risk to join us.

This role is day shift with minimal off hour support. Travel is estimated to be less than 10%. We work a 9/80 schedule, which gives you every other Friday off to pursue interests outside of work. Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive suite of benefits, and we have won awards for our work-life balance!

This role can be filled at the Principal or Senior Principal level depending on the qualifications below.


Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelors degree and 5+ years of quality experience, or a Masters degree and 3+ years of quality experience.  Note: An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Knowledge of composites
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Secret clearance and special program access

Senior Principal

  • Bachelors degree and 9+ years of quality experience, or a Masters degree and 7+ years of quality experience.  Note: An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Knowledge of composites
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Secret clearance and special program access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education in Aerospace, Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Chemical Engineering
  • Experience in composite materials testing methods, procedures, failure modes, environmental effects
  • Experience supporting composite primary and secondary structures, metallic, vendor supplied material certifications, approved materials list, and support activities
  • Functional knowledge of production control systems (ePIC, Solumina, Costpoint, Mfg/etc.)

Salary Range: 72200 - 108400
Salary Range 2: 89500 - 134300

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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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?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.