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Associate Quality Assurance Policy and Strategy Analyst

Requisition ID: R10110913

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • LocationLocation: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

Northrop Grumman is looking for an Associate Quality Assurance (QA) Policy and Strategy Analyst to join our team at our Rolling Meadows, IL campus. This position may be able to work a hybrid schedule. 

The employee will be responsible for a variety of activities supporting the Quality and Mission Excellence team.  Activities range from ISO 9001/AS9100 compliance, Internal Audit program coordination, development and maintenance of Process Documentation, Data Management and Facilitation of test equipment calibration via vendors.  Additional activities may include automation of data collection and analysis, development of Microsoft SharePoint tools and applications to improve operational efficiency.

This position will be responsible for developing, maintaining and ensuring compliance with quality assurance requirements, as well as corporate, sector, and site policies and procedures. It also includes auditing all process areas of the organization to ensure requirements and specifications are met.  This role will work directly with operating entities to ensure that process audits, floor sweeps and inspections, and process control analyses are conducted on a continuing basis as specified to enforce requirements and meet specifications. The individual will mentor process owners to implement processes to support the Quality Management System, AS9100 rev D standard. 

In addition to the compliance aspect of the role, the position also includes the efficient coordination and maintenance of the site’s calibrated test assets.  This includes maintaining all data related to calibration, as well as the recall of equipment and coordination with vendors to calibrate all equipment in a timely manner.

In each of the aspects of this role, the ability to understand disparate toolsets is required to query, search, analyze, and report on data to identify trends in non-conformances to enable efforts to improve quality.  This role requires the ability to digitally transform our processes to increase automation and use of data tools to improve operational efficiency.

The candidate must be a self-starter with a proven track record of multi-discipline team experience and possess outstanding analytical, presentation, communication and facilitation skills. Intense attention to detail and strong organizational skills are important to this role, as there is substantial collaboration required across all functional groups and site level efforts. The candidate must also be adept at coaching and leading cross-functional teams throughout the organization to integrate process and engineering solutions into team action plans supporting organizational goals and objectives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, technical or related discipline
  • Experience in a manufacturing or engineering environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products (i.e. creation of Excel macros)
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, ability to present to large groups

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting process audits
  • Experience in Root Cause Analysis and Correct Action Planning
  • Working experience with administration and development of MS SQL Server relational databases
  • Detailed knowledge of ISO 9001, AS9100 and CMMI
  • Experience developing in Microsoft Sharepoint or Power Apps
  • SAP knowledge or experience
  • Experience using TipQA or HQMS
  • Strong Facilitation skills
  • Lean / Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification to drive continuous improvement


Salary Range: $55,400 USD - $83,000 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.