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Quality Systems Assistant 2

Requisition ID: R10092831

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • LocationLocation: Saint Charles, MO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman’s Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Cutting Edge Optronics is a leading provider of high-power laser diode arrays, high power pump modules and diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers. We are a vertically integrated manufacturer capable of supplying unmounted diode bars, packaged laser diodes, DPSS modules, laser diode drivers and complete DPSS laser systems. Our diode laser-based products have become industry standards and are used in a wide variety of commercial and military applications. 


Learn more about Cutting Edge Optronics at our website: 

The Quality Systems Assistant 2 is responsible for performing a variety of tasks related to Quality Control to assure the quality and integrity of incoming products and the maintenance and calibration of monitoring and measuring devices.


Key Responsibilities:

   Verifies/Inspects Quality of mechanical/electronic parts/assemblies from suppliers

   Interacts with suppliers to resolve quality issues quickly

   Documents and maintains Quality and Calibration records

   Utilizes measurement equipment and coordinates/performs Calibration of equipment

   Supports generation of monthly KPI data

   Identifies and solutions for improvements in quality, productivity, product cost, and safety

   Communicates non-conforming Quality issues with Purchasing, Engineering, and Suppliers

   Coordinates Supplier Corrective Actions with suppliers

   Models/follows Safety practices and policies

   Document and communicate non-conformances to suppliers

   May perform inspections across various stages of production

   Performs calibration and recordkeeping activities

   Coordinates all calibrations from outside sources


Minimum Qualifications and Education:

  High school diploma or GED and at least 2 years of additional education and/or related experience 

  2 years previous experience in a related area with extensive knowledge of quality inspection and calibration processes and procedures

  Specific vision abilities required by this job include concentrated attention, close vision, far vision, depth perception, color vision, and the ability to bring object into sharp focus

  Proficient in the use of SPC

  Excellent prioritization, interpersonal, organizational, and multitasking skills

Preferred Skills/Education:

   ASQ Certified C.M.I, C.Q.T., C.Q.A. and CIT IPC A 610 and 620 (CIS) a PLUS but not required

   Must possess the ability to read blueprints and schematic diagrams

   High level of accuracy and attention to detail

   Excellent analytical/problem solving, troubleshooting and teamwork skills

   Good oral and written communication skills are required

   Proficient in the use of measuring devices such as CMM, torque analyzers, pressure calibrators, calipers, micrometers, height gauges, thread gauges, optical comparator, etc.  

   Experience with ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems

   Prior internal auditing experience

   Proficient in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn various databases and systems in performance of job duties.


Salary Range: $43,200 USD - $72,000 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.