Associate Quality Assurance Policy and Strategy Analyst

Northrop Grumman
Job LocationChicago, IL
Job TagData Analytics


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 is looking for an Associate Quality Assurance (QA) Policy and Strategy Analyst to join our team at our Rolling Meadows, IL campus. This position may be able to work a hybrid schedule. 

The employee will be responsible for a variety of activities supporting the Quality and Mission Excellence team.  Activities range from ISO 9001/AS9100 compliance, Internal Audit program coordination, development and maintenance of Process Documentation, Data Management and Facilitation of test equipment calibration via vendors.  Additional activities may include automation of data collection and analysis, development of Microsoft SharePoint tools and applications to improve operational efficiency.


This position will be responsible for developing, maintaining and ensuring compliance with quality assurance requirements, as well as corporate, sector, and site policies and procedures. It also includes auditing all process areas of the organization to ensure requirements and specifications are met.  This role will work directly with operating entities to ensure that process audits, floor sweeps and inspections, and process control analyses are conducted on a continuing basis as specified to enforce requirements and meet specifications. The individual will mentor process owners to implement processes to support the Quality Management System, AS9100 rev D standard. 

In addition to the compliance aspect of the role, the position also includes the efficient coordination and maintenance of the site’s calibrated test assets.  This includes maintaining all data related to calibration, as well as the recall of equipment and coordination with vendors to calibrate all equipment in a timely manner.


In each of the aspects of this role, the ability to understand disparate toolsets is required to query, search, analyze, and report on data to identify trends in non-conformances to enable efforts to improve quality.  This role requires the ability to digitally transform our processes to increase automation and use of data tools to improve operational efficiency.

The candidate must be a self-starter with a proven track record of multi-discipline team experience and possess outstanding analytical, presentation, communication and facilitation skills. Intense attention to detail and strong organizational skills are important to this role, as there is substantial collaboration required across all functional groups and site level efforts. The candidate must also be adept at coaching and leading cross-functional teams throughout the organization to integrate process and engineering solutions into team action plans supporting organizational goals and objectives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, technical or related discipline
  • Experience in a manufacturing or engineering environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products (i.e. creation of Excel macros)
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, ability to present to large groups

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting process audits
  • Experience in Root Cause Analysis and Correct Action Planning
  • Working experience with administration and development of MS SQL Server relational databases
  • Detailed knowledge of ISO 9001, AS9100 and CMMI
  • Experience developing in Microsoft Sharepoint or Power Apps
  • SAP knowledge or experience
  • Experience using TipQA or HQMS
  • Strong Facilitation skills
  • Lean / Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification to drive continuous improvement

Salary Range: $55,400 USD – $83,000 USD

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