Northrop Grumman Quality Analyst 2 in Huntsville, Alabama

Northrop Grumman is seeking a highly motivated Quality Analyst 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Huntsville, Alabama.

The Quality Analyst will be responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring program quality plans, programs, and procedures to ensure program success. The successful candidate will perform or assure quality, risk management, safety, reliability, and maintainability of program processes, achievements, subcontractors, and suppliers.

She/he will ensure process effectiveness and conformance to established company standards and contractual requirements, investigate problems, and recommend corrective/preventive actions.

The Quality Analyst will be an essential member of the program team, supporting the Program Manager for day-to-day activities, and will receive technical guidance, leadership, and support from the Technology Services Global Mission Excellence and Technology homeroom organization to which she/he will directly report.

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Assess program performance, deliverables, and risks to ensure strong program performance, mission success, and adherence to the division and sector Quality Management System and Command Media

  • Conduct process audits and assessments

  • Define, coordinate, review, and analyze program metrics, including Quality and Technical metrics

  • Lead and/or participate in Continuous Improvement activities, after-action reviews, corrective/preventive actions, root cause analysis, lessons learned, and other independent reviews.

  • Investigate problems; develop disposition recommendations as well as corrective actions for recurring discrepancies

  • Assess monthly quality status and present results at management reviews

  • Coordinate and facilitate the program's Preventive and Corrective Action Board (PCAB), and track all corrective/preventive actions to closure

  • Coordinate, facilitate, and/or support the program Risk and Opportunity Management Board

  • Support and provide input for program reporting and reviews (e.g., Program Management Reviews, Program stoplight metric reporting, Program Execution Reviews)

  • Review program plans, procedures, processes, and deliverables

  • Ensure that the program's Contract Requirement Traceability Matrix (CRTM) is complete, current, and compliant

  • Work with the program manager to recommend/approve supplier quality requirements and assess subcontractor performance

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years' experience

  • Ability to plan, coordinate, prioritize, and execute work independently with minimal supervision

  • Attention to detail coupled with the ability to quickly learn, assess, and evaluate new processes/procedures

  • Ability to select and coordinate metrics and subsequently present meaningful data for project review

  • Ability to generate and analyze quantitative data

  • Ability to communicate complex information in various formats (written and verbal) to a variety of stakeholders

  • Confidence to brief management and elevate issues to appropriate levels

  • Active DoD Interim Secret clearance

  • US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience applying statistical methods and tools to analyze data

  • Understanding of project management processes (e. g., Risk and Opportunity Management)

  • Process improvement training, experience, and/or certification (e.g., Lean Six Sigma)

  • Understanding of quality standards such as ISO 9001 and/or AS9100

  • Familiarity with Northrop Grumman policies and procedures

  • Audit experience

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.