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Inspector 3 (Space/Satellite Systems)

Northrop Grumman

Dulles, VA 20164
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RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our worlds biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.


+ Perform in-process and final inspections on product throughout the SMF work centers (Receiving, Manufacturing, or Integration and Test) and perform product build documentation review and end-item data package review.
+ Perform detailed inspections on both Electrical and Mechanical components at the piece part level as well as the assembly and sub-assembly level.
+ Uphold quality standards and workmanship practices in assigned work centers by learning/practicing process specifications and employing quality workmanship standards during everyday job functions.
+ Assist in developing training material for assigned work center QA group.
+ Generate nonconformance reports for discrepancies discovered during inspection processes.
+ Perform audits of work areas to ensure compliance with Northrop Grumman ISO 9001/AS 9100 procedures and Lean Manufacturing Principles.
+ Perform in-depth reviews of product build documentation for configuration audit to determine if as-built meets as-designed.
+ Act as safety representative during critical and hazardous operations for assigned spacecraft.

Basic Qualifications:

+ High diploma/equivalent
+ U.S. citizen
+ Must be able to read engineering documentation and inspect to drawings and parts lists, inspection plans, and supplemental instructions.
+ Minimum 5 years experience in Quality Assurance, or relevant experience in Electrical or Mechanical field of work in performance of technical job function.
+ Willingness to support 2nd shift as required, with occasional overtime, weekend, and Holiday support as needed.
+ Willingness to travel (though not often) in support of S/C level activities is required.
+ Fluent in use of Microsoft applications and ability to learn new computer programs/applications.
+ Above average technical writing skills is mandatory.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Associates (2 year) degree in engineering discipline or non-technical 4 year degree from accredited institute.
+ Knowledge in Mechanical, Electrical, or Radio Frequency (RF) Engineering is a plus.
+ Working knowledge of TipQA and/or Costpoint database applications.
+ Knowledge in how to read schematics and wirelists is a plus.
+ Previous experience working for an ISO-certified company.

Salary Range: $32.00 - $44.00

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority** . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

We are a pioneering company.

With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.
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