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Principal Quality Assurance Policy and Strategy Analyst (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10105359

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location Location: Dulles, VA, USA   |  Gilbert, AZ, USA +1 more
  • 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: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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 Space seeks Internal AS9100/ISO 9100 Quality Auditor to join our Tactical Space Systems Division. This position is located in Dulles, VA and fills a critical need on our Quality Management System (QMS) team, reporting directly to the QMS Manager.

The qualified applicant will join a diverse group of Mission Assurance and product realization professionals. We are looking for a high-caliber individual with a background in process auditing focused on AS9100 and ISO 9001 requirements in an aerospace and defense environment; with industry experience in quality management systems, mission assurance, and/or process improvement to join the organization.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Performs Quality Management System (QMS) audits and process audits for deficiency identification and correction.
  • Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable standards, and that documentation is compliant with requirements.
  • Evaluates and provides guidance for corrective actions, dispositions, and modifications.
  • Evaluates non-conformances, negative performance trends and failures to alert management to potential systemic process issues.
  • Reviews audit findings after corrective actions have been implemented.
  • Supports customer and external audits of our QMS standards, as a Point of Contact and audit escort.
  • Supports continuous improvement activities within the QMS.
  • Interfaces directly with internal manufacturing, engineering, operations, supply chain, program management, contracts, property management, and customer representatives at all levels to ensure all QMS requirements are met, adhered to, and compliant.
  • Interfaces with QMS team members, and the Safety & Mission Assurance organization, located in Gilbert, Arizona, and Dulles, Virginia.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree)
  • Minimum of 5+ years of industry experience in process auditing focused on AS9100 and ISO9001 requirements in an aerospace and defense environment.
  • AS9100 Certified Lead Auditor.
  • 5+ years of industry experience in quality management systems, process management, and continuous improvement.
  • Experience performing internal audits for AS9100 compliance.
  • Experience working with various stakeholders, including upper management and customers.
  • Experience with nonconformance and corrective action database systems.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance (US Citizenship Required).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with TipQA, Windchill, SharePoint, Jira, and One Note.
  • ASQ Certified Auditor.
  • Appreciation for a Continuous Improvement culture.
  • Experience in reporting and successful remediation of Corrective Action Requests.
  • Agile project management experience.
  • Lean / Six Sigma Green / Black-Belt certified.
  • Experience in process modeling, analysis, and design.
  • Active Top Secret Clearance.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills.

This position reports to Dulles, VA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Gilbert, AZ, AZ, USA.

Salary Range: $74,000 USD - $119,000 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.