Aircraft Inspector 2 - Active DoD Secret Clearance RequiredClearfield, UT

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 Aerospace Structures Business Unit has an opening for an Aircraft Inspector 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located at our Clearfield, Utah facility. Essential Functions: This position involves detailed inspection of composites parts and assemblies throughout the manufacturing process of composite structures

for quality and design verification in a fast-paced production environment. It requires knowledge and experience related to detailed visual inspections, dimensional inspections of machined parts and the use of standard measuring instruments.


  • Visually and physically inspect aircraft center fuselage structure, system and electrical installations for conformance to engineering requirements using a variety of precision measurement equipment and inspection tools to include micrometers, calipers, ball gages, flashlights, mirrors, ohm meters, laser gauges and depth gages

  • Structure inspections include location, gap verification, shim installation, hole drilling, fastener installation, sealing and coatings

  • System installations include tube, hose, valve, fastener installation, sealing and coatings common to hydraulic, pneumatic and fuel systems

Job Description:

Electrical installations include route, clamping, string tie, connector mating, pin insertion, crimping and coatings. Locate, identify and accurately document nonconforming product/material at time of discovery per applicable procedures. Visually and physically inspect rework and repair for compliance per engineering requirements. Mentor technicians on nonconforming product/material discovered during inspection to include engineering requirements, how to identify the nonconformance and process improvement. Develop, promote, and maintain collaborative team environment with fellow inspectors, support organizations and customers. Work well as part of a team and individually to increase quality, efficiency, effectiveness and affordability through process. improvement and other quality control methods

Must be able to pass formal classroom training to include but not limited to hole drilling, sealing, countersinking, and fastener installation.

Competencies for Success:

  • Positive individual who is willing to expand current skill set

  • Must be able to work independently and in a team setting

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with ability to work with others at all levels of the organization

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • High aptitude for learning

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED required (education will be verified) a minimum of 2 years of relevant mechanical and/or inspection experience

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance required and the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access

  • Must be able to certify for half and full face respirator

  • Must be able to work flexible and changing shift schedules

  • Must have technical strengths in composite processing, operations, and inspection

  • Must be able to use standard measuring inspection tools/equipment and able to read and understand blueprints, technical specifications and operating procedures

  • Must be able to pass formal classroom training to include but not limited to hole drilling, sealing, countersinking, and fastener installation.

  • This position requires the ability to perform moderate strenuous physical and repetitious work to include: bending, stooping, kneeling, carrying tools, lifting up to 50 pounds and working overhead

  • Must be able to work around composites, epoxies, and sealants for long periods of time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of aircraft structures, systems or electrical experience.

  • 2+ years of aircraft quality experience.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written.

  • Experience with MRB process preferred.

  • Proficient in Microsoft applications

Salary Range: $49,900 - $83,100

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.