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Principal Quality Analyst

Northrop Grumman | Edwards AFB CA 93524 USA | Full Time | Posted: 11/15/2019

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At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is looking for a Principal Quality Analyst supporting a Flight Test team at EAFB, CA.

This Mid-level Flight Test Quality Analyst (FTQA) position will support the development and implementation of program quality plans, policies, and procedures that support the execution of a safe and effective Flight Test Program.
The FTQA will ensure that the flight test environment and quality of products conform to established customer and engineering requirements. The position requires the review, analysis on quality discrepancies related to assembly, process, mechanical, electrical and electro-mechanical systems and other related ground and flight related discrepancies.

Essential Functions:
interfacing with Flight Test management, engineering, customer, suppliers (Sub contract Management) and reach back support from the Quality Engineering supporting the program.

Identifying systemic issues through trend analysis, issuing requests for corrective actions and recommending corrective and preventative actions
supporting the MRB process for dispositions and modifications required in a flight test environment.

Ensure USAF Tech Pub/instructions are adhered to include comprehensive understanding of TO 00-20-1

Understanding of Government Flight Representative Requirements; DLAM 8210.1

Additionally, the selected FTQA will support the Flight Test inspection activities during system ground and flight testing on UAV Systems. The FTQA will support the verification process that the air vehicle, mission, and test control rooms are configured and functioning per design, have completed formal ground acceptance testing and are ready to enter flight testing.

Ground tests include:
sub-system integration and testing of fuel system
Weight and balance
Landing gear checks
Electrical and hydraulic system checks
Flight controls
Navigations systems
Mission management system.
Control segments

In addition, the selected candidate will support Test/Flight Readiness Reviews and all flight brief and debriefs. The candidate will also be required to support deferred action boards, and represent Quality Leadership on site for day to day interaction with Flight Test management. Good verbal and nonverbal communication skills to effectively communicate with their leadership team are strongly needed.

Basic Qualifications:
High School/GED equivalent and 15 years' experience working on Aircraft in a Flight Line/Flight Test capacity/ Quality Design or Engineering
Must have an Active DoD Secret clearance.
Must have an A&P License (Airframe and Power Plant)
Proficient in Microsoft Office Tool suite (i.e.: Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelors of Science degree from an accredited academic institution and 10 years experience in working on Aircraft in a Flight Line/Flight Test capacity/ Quality Design or Engineering


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.

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Location Edwards AFB, CA, 93524, United States
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