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Principal Quality Analyst

Requisition ID: R10068895

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a talented Principal Quality Analyst to join our team in Huntsville, AL.

  • Maintain Quality Notification tracking system
  • Maintain CAPA system
  • Investigate problems and develop disposition and corrective actions for recurring discrepancies.
  • Interface with manufacturing, engineering representatives to ensure requirements are met.
  • Recommend corrective actions, dispositions and modifications.
  • Develop, modify, apply, and maintain quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished products
  • Collaborate with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place
  • Responsible for Material Review Board (MRB) activities to include conducting MRB weekly, tracking material returns, interfacing with customer, DCMA, and engineering team on disposition of materials, coordination with Huntsville Manufacturing Center on the disposition of production materials
  • Responsible for updating Quality and Mission Assurance (QMA) plans/procedures, particularly in relation to MRB
  • Provides QMA support to preparation of presentation material, review of documentation, sign-off on technical review materials and readiness, attendance at meetings, and support to closeout of review action items 
  • Participation in Risk Management process and support to team in identification of risks
  • Performs test witnessing to include monitoring/ witnessing preparations for test events and sign-off on final test reports, surveillance of integration and test labs, buy-off/sell-off support, support to test tool development, verification of calibration of monitoring and measuring devices, test hardware, test software, automated test equipment (ATE), and plotters used to produce inspection data
  • Corrective action review and reporting to include monitoring status of corrective and preventive actions and tracking through closure, reviewing/analyzing defect data, monitoring test problem report data and closure status, monitoring causal analysis and resolution
  • Supports hardware control to Bill of Materials (BOM), First Article Inspections, close-out and delivery inspections and control of end item data packages
  • Support fielded major end items (MEI) integration of hardware/software
  • Able to conduct/support internal process evaluations and develop process evaluation reports


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have 10 years of experience in lieu of degree. Will consider Bachelors degree with 6 years of industry experience or 4 year of experience with a Master's degree within one or more areas: quality, auditing, manufacturing, engineering and/or software-related field
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret DOD Secret Security Clearance
  • Must be able to work on-site in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Must have the ability to travel up to 10% domestically

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP expertise
  • ISO 9001 and/or AS9100 trained auditor
  • Familiar with AS9102 and AS6500
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Active DOD Secret Security Clearance
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Military Vehicle Integration
  • Aerospace and Defense Industry experience

Salary Range: $76,200 USD - $114,400 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.

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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.