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Principal Quality Analyst / Sr Principal Quality Analyst

Requisition ID: R10075075

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • LocationLocation: Iuka, MS, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 4

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 (NGAS) is seeking a Principal / Sr. Principal Quality Analyst to join our Iuka, Mississippi location.

We are a world-class manufacturer of large composite rocket structures for commercial and military applications. Our team supports plant-wide manufacturing improvements in a low volume, highly technical environment. These roles will be integral to plant wide continuous improvement efforts and audit compliance. Our work is mission critical and directly contributes to science and exploration, national security, and the betterment of people’s everyday lives.

Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Manage plant wide corrective action improvements
  • Conduct and coordinate audits
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives
  • Work with Operations to implement Blue Sheet suggestions
  • New hire orientation training
  • Plant wide root cause and corrective action training
  • Help develop and maintain plant wide work area instructions
  • Coordinate monthly plant Quality review
  • Generate monthly key performance metrics and charts

Our focus is on the end user – ensuring that our products work the first time and every time without defect – because failure is not an option.  We are seeking detail-oriented problem solvers to make an impact.  If that sounds like you, apply today!

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. The candidate selected for this role will be working either a 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off, or a 4/10 schedule.  Travel is very minimal, if ever, (less than 10%) and within the US.

These roles may be filled at the Principal or Senior Principal level depending on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Analyst

  • Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of quality work experience; or Master’s degree and 4 years of quality work experience.  Note: an additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the non-conformance and corrective action process
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret clearance

Senior Principal Analyst

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of quality work experience; or Master’s degree and 8 years of quality work experience.  Note: an additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the non-conformance and corrective action process
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with composites or manufacturing environment
  • 6+ years of audit experience

Salary Range: $68,600 USD - $103,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $85,000 USD - $127,600 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://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.


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.