Quality Analyst 2Lanham, MD

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.

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company whose work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. It's not the systems that drive us: it's the soldier our systems bring home. It's not just the equipment that motivates us: it's the people our equipment protects. It's not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it's whom those innovations serve. We're united by our work to help people and protect the world. And that mission makes our team even stronger.

When you join Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that's uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits. We're committed to our employees' professional and personal development and success.

Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented Quality Analyst to join a dynamic, innovative team that produces a variety of electronic, mechanical, and electromechanical assemblies and subsystems. The Quality Analyst will be responsible for assuring quality and conformance of incoming materials and components as well as articles produced by the program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that performance and quality products conform to established company and regulatory standards

  • Reviewing, analyzing, and reporting on quality discrepancies related to assembly, process, mechanical, electrical and electro-mechanical systems

  • Investigating problems and developing disposition and corrective actions for recurring discrepancies

  • Interfacing with manufacturing, engineering, customer, vendor and subcontractor representatives to ensure requirements are met

  • Directly supporting Procurement and Production activity requiring verification of compliance to program requirements

  • Utilizing the Manufacturing Execution System to record the results of characteristics included in Inspection Plans and Work Order operations

  • purchased parts and materials for conformity to standards, specifications, and processing requirements

  • Inspecting for proper identity and dimensions using such measuring devices as micrometers, gauges, and calipers

  • Visually inspecting for obvious defects

  • Verifying specifications using purchase orders, blueprints, drawing or inspection instructions, and checklists

  • Making pass/fail decisions on inspected goods; maintaining records of results.Inspections may involve compound angles or three-dimensional projections using inspection equipment such as microscopes, micrometers, telescope gauges, and optical comparators.

  • Performing Prohibited Material verification using both bench top XRF machine and hand held XRF machine

  • For Production support, using predetermined methods, operations, setups and prescribed specifications to visually inspect in-process and completed products such as electronic units and subsystems, precision electromechanical assemblies or mechanical units, and subassemblies, for structural flaws, internal defects, and missing components.

  • Works from blueprints, diagrams, customer specifications, drawing or inspection instructions and checklists. .

  • Documents findings not meeting requirements of Work Order, Engineering documentation and applicable standards in a Manufacturing Execution System.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline and 3 years experience, or Associate's Degree and 5 years experience,, or High School Diploma and 7 years experience

  • Experience in high-reliability field such as aerospace, space flight, medical etc.

  • Experience in production/manufacturing environment

  • Experience building, testing, and/or inspecting electronic, mechanical, or electromechanical components

  • U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of EEE components, mechanical inspections and non-destructive testing.

  • ASQ CQI, NASA, J-standard, or relative certifications

  • Experience with ISO 9001, AS9100, or similar compliance auditing

  • Experience supporting dispositions for non-conforming material, root cause/corrective action analysis.

  • Familiarity with ERP/MES systems, e.g. SAP, Solumina, etc.

Salary Range: $60,600 - $90,800

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.