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AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Unit, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications. We are seeking a Quality Control Technician to support our quality initiatives at our Devens, MA facility.
Reporting to the Quality Manager, the Quality Control Technician should have technical strengths in verification of requirements specified for operations, products, processes, and documents. Must possess the ability to plan and organize work in order to effectively and successfully accomplish assigned tasks. Have the ability to work multiple programs while maintaining attention to detail. Accurately interpret drawings and specifications. Working knowledge and understanding of GD&T is essential for this role. Be strategic in the identification of technical needs and solutions coupled with a strong program execution focus. Possess excellent communication skills and effectively interface with AOX technical and non-technical department members, suppliers, and customers.
Learn more about AOX at https://www.northropgrumman.com/who-we-are/aoa-xinetics
This position may be filled at either a level 2 or level 3 and is for the 2nd Shift (11:30am - 9pm).
Verify optical, ceramic, and mechanical components and sub-systems. Verify electrical assemblies and wiring harnesses. Recommend verification or test methods and statistical process control procedures for achieving required levels of product compliance and reliability. Propose changes in design to improve measurement assessments, systems and/or process reliability.
Review and verify optical and electrical testing methods and results. Witness and verify product performance testing. Compile data and define changes required in product design, test equipment, test procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements. Evaluate product compliance to specified requirements and readiness to release. Other assignments presented by the Quality Manager.
Compile data and evaluate safety critical components and constructions in system design, equipment and procedures to mitigate risks. Develop safety documents as required to support customer and test/certification requirements.
Design and implement Quality plans for use in verifying in-coming product Quality.
Perform product safety and EMI testing on systems and sub-assemblies as required.
Research, evaluate and qualify supplier approval requirements, perform first article qualifications, perform internal audits, monitor and manage internal and supplier corrective actions
Participate in MRB as needed.
Basic Qualifications for a level 2:
High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 2 years direct experience in a quality assurance verification or an Associate Degree in Quality, Manufacturing or Technology and Quality Assurance Verification
Operating Coordinate Measuring Machinery (CMM)
Strong problem solving and collaboration skills and verbal/written communication skills
Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
US Citizenship is a requirement for employment
Basic Qualifications for a level 3:
- Same as above, but with a minimum of 5 years direct experience in a quality assurance verification or an Associate Degree in Quality, Manufacturing or Technology and Quality Assurance Verification
P referred Qualifications:
Experience in DoD, Aerospace and/or Semiconductor Fabrication Manufacturing
QC/Verification experience with optical, ceramic, and/or electro-optical sensors and systems verification, precision optics, opto-mechanical and electrical products
COTs product development
Experience working in or implementing Copy Exact control systems
Experience in reliability prediction and in-use reliability measurements
FMEA, RCCA, Risk management, or Quality auditing experience
Experience implementing ISO 9000, AS9100, TL9000, TS16949, ISO 13485, and/or CMMI for Development
Occasional travel to our East Harford facility and/or supplier sites for source verification or supplier evaluation
Excellent hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time and light physical effort required
Salary Range: $47,600 - $79,300
Salary Range 2: $56,600 - $94,300
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.
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.