Quality Analyst

Requisition ID: 21006551

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Sykesville, Maryland
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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 seeking a manufacturing Floor Quality Analyst (FQA) to support multiple programs at our Skyesville, MD campus. The main duties of this position include:  
  • The FQA will provide manufacturing cell floor support, including the generation and disposition of QN's, investigating nonconformances created in house or with vendor supplied materials, support Program Quality Engineers in FAI's as needed, and research requirements, such as workmanship and design. The FQA must be able to understand and interpret specifications, blueprints and manufacturing aids. 
  • The FQA will communicate and collaborate with customers (internal and external) as well as across functional organizations, including Engineering, Manufacturing, and Global Supply Chain to ensure quality standards are in place. The FQA will also interface with the Supplier Performance Management (SPM) as necessary and assist the PQE with vendor related internal hardware containments. 
  • The FQA will understand our Quality Management System (QMS) and conduct Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) for identified nonconformances. The FQA will conduct preventive and corrective action as necessary, as well as internal audits and floor sweeps for non-conformance identification and correction. Ensure that corrective measures meet acceptable standards, collect Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) and ensure overall compliance with requirements.  Facilitate "zero defect" continual improvement efforts.
  • The FQA will also support inspection staff as needed, and support customer engagement and selloff activities
  • Possess organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple shifting priorities. 

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of relevant experience (or 6+ years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree).
  • Ability to read engineering documentation (drawings, and specs), interpret drawing dimensions, features, parts lists, and identify critical features. 
  • Experience with ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems 
  • Knowledge of Root Cause and Corrective Action
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance.  (US Citizenship required)
  Preferred Qualifications:
  • Holds an interim or active Secret clearance
  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

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 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.

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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.