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Quality Analyst (Space/Satellite Systems)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Sterling
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

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.Duties:

  • Confirm acceptable quality standards and workmanship practices in assigned work centers by learning/practicing process specifications and using workmanship standards during everyday job functions.
  • Performance of process audits of work areas to ensure compliance with ISO 9001/AS 9100 procedures and all appropriate workmanship standards.
  • Administer training and mentoring to less-experienced or less-skilled personnel across a wide range of skill types and activities for the assigned work area.
  • Develop training material for assigned work center PA group and maintain the associated materials to ensure a peak level of accuracy and appropriateness for the current inspection activities.
  • Review nonconformities and provide feedback to authors on coding selections, defect descriptions, and other key attributes of NCR's. When needed, provide insights for review boards (PMRB, MRB, or FRB) to help with disposition or RCCA.
  • Closely track non-conformance activity in the assigned work area and mentor inspection personnel in the authoring and creation of non-conformance reports.
  • Review work instructions / build plans and provide approvals as Product Assurance representative.
  • Assist PA Manager for assigned work area in maintaining appropriate levels of staffing.
  • Where needed, perform in-process and final inspections on cable/wire harnesses, to include a review of the associated product build documentation and any associated test data.
  • Communicate with QA manager daily on status of initiatives, any significant issues in the work center, and any programmatic quality concerns for assigned work area.
  • Review procedures and process specification (standard practice) documents to suggest updates, manage necessary revisions, or make edits to the current version of documents.Basic Qualifications:
    • High School Diploma/equivalent
    • 2+ years of related experience
    • U.S. citizen
    • Level of knowledge in QA and Manufacturing processes that is moving towards subject matter expertise.
    • Fluent in use of Microsoft applications and ability to learn new computer programs/applications easily.
    • Excellent technical writing skills are required.
    • Strong work ethic and good attitude - it should be evident from output of work that the best possible effort was given.
    • Personal initiative to become engaged in assigned work area without needing to be coached or led to next assignment.
    • Must be able to read engineering documentation and inspect to drawings and parts lists, inspection plans, and supplemental instructions.
    • Willingness to work 2nd shift activities and occasional overtime or weekend support is required.
    • Have held workmanship certifications at previous employment locations for manufacturing standards (e.g. IPC-A-620, NASA 8739 series, etc.) within the past 4 years or able to attain within the first 12 months of employment.
    • Previous experience working in ISO-certified company and using Process Specifications or Military Standards to inform inspection or work activities.
    • Experience performing lead inspection function, or equivalent technical role, in either a manufacturing or system-level / integration environment.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Fluent in use of TIPQA, Costpoint, or other database applications
      • Knowledge in how to read schematics and wirelists
      • Active workmanship certifications from accreditation/standards companies, such as IPC
      • Associates (2 year) degree from accredited institution
      • ASQ (or equivalent) certification for CQI, CQA, or an equivalent level of certification Salary Range: $68,100 USD - $102,100 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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Sterling , Quality Analyst (Space/Satellite Systems), Professions , Sterling, Virginia

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