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 Mission Systems is seeking a dedicated Quality Assurance Inspector to join our Maryland team. The position will be supporting both our Elkridge and Halethorpe sites and the selected candidate will be traveling between the two facilities.

The Quality Assurance Inspector responsibilities will include:

  • Perform receiving inspections.

  • Support 1499 storeroom inspection operations as required.

  • Evaluate in-process and completed sub-assemblies and systems and identify defects in accordance with governing documentation.

  • Perform inspections using tooling and check-off lists for the complete inspection of sub-assemblies and systems. Interface with manufacturing operations and engineering personnel to improve processes and documentation issues.

  • Conduct inspections of complex components to determine, from visual and dimensional checks, piece/part conditions that contribute to, or cause, defects.

  • Perform in-process, sampling, First Article Inspections, and final inspection on a variety of complete electromechanical LRUs and systems. Visually inspect for appropriate electrical assembly specifications and standards.

  • Review metrics, procedures, and techniques used to inspect materials, parts, units, and/or systems that improperly passed inspection, in order to make necessary corrections to prevent recurrence.

  • Perform ISO Audits as required by audit coordinator after receiving certification.

  • Submit contract end item product as required. Inspect shipment and shipping paperwork such as government/customer shipping documents, packaging and preservation information using applicable specifications. Some interface with contracts personnel is also required for shipping process.

  • Customer and government (DCMA) interface is required for in-process inspections through final inspections as well as contract end item submittals and final pack and shipping process.

  • Perform as a Quality Process Control Aide in an AS-9100 process-oriented organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 6+ years additional education and/or related experience.

  • Ability and willingness to work at both the Elkridge and Halethorpe sites, including driving between sites on some days.

  • SAP experience.

  • Quality inspection and electromechanical assembly experience.

  • Drawing review experience.

  • Knowledge of geometric tolerancing.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Confidential clearance. U.S. citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AS 9100

  • Experience interfacing with DoD customers

  • Active Department of Defense (DoD) Confidential clearance.

Salary Range: $49,650 - $120,815

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 most positions.

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