Quality Inspector 2/3 - Goleta (2nd Shift)Goleta, CA

Requisition ID: R10162741

  • Category: Mission and Quality Assurance

  • Location: Goleta, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 2nd Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 2

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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman’s Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Mission Enabling Products (MEP) is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U. S. satellite built in the last 20 years.

Learn more about Spacecraft Components at our website: .

Our Deployables team in Goleta, CA has an opening for a Quality Inspector 2/3 . The Quality Inspector will perform required inspections (visual, dimensional, load tests, etc.) on mechanical, electrical or structural components or systems to ensure conformance with the quality requirements for spacecraft components and associated systems.

This position is for 2nd Shift: 1:30pm - 11pm


Reporting to the Test Inspection Manager, the Quality Inspector should have technical strengths in verification of requirements specified for operations, products, processes, and documents. Must possess the ability to plan and organize work in order to effectively and successfully accomplish assigned tasks. Accurately interpret drawings and specifications. Be strategic in the identification of technical needs and solutions coupled with a strong program execution focus. Must be comfortable working in a cleanroom environment. Possess excellent communication skills and effectively interface with Deployables technical and non-technical department members, suppliers, and customers.

This position may be filled at either a level 2 or level 3.


  • Uses predetermined methods, operations, setups, and prescribed specifications to inspect visually in-process and completed products.

  • Perform required inspections (visual, dimensional, and functional, etc.) on spacecraft components.

  • Uses various measuring devices, such as caliper, micrometer, comparator, pin gages, and Coordinate Measuring Machine.

  • This job has decision-making responsibilities with regards to the acceptance or rejection of work and tests performed.

  • Inspects and performs tests on mechanical, electrical, or structural components and assemblies related to spacecraft components and sub-assemblies. Inspections vary from close tolerance dimensional checks to general surveillance of the work in progress.

  • Accepts, rejects, or reworks defective or malfunctioning units or systems.

  • Work from drawings, diagrams, customer specifications, and inspection instructions.

Basic Qualifications for a level 2:

  • High school diploma or GED and at least 2 years of additional education and/or direct experience in a quality assurance or inspection role

  • Experience utilizing various measuring devices, such as caliper, micrometer, comparator, gages, pin gages, and other inspection tools

  • US Citizenship required

Basic Qualification for a level 3:

  • Same qualifications as above, but with 4 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong Computer skills

  • Ability to read and comprehend detail control plans, work instructions, drawings, Bill of Materials, Specifications and related criteria

  • Understanding of GD&T

  • Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to interface across the organization to achieve effective results

  • Experience working in a team environment to solve problems and balance workloads.

  • Experience with electronics workmanship standards such as IPC-A-610 and IPC-A-620 and other related specifications

  • Experience in Aerospace manufacturing, mechanical assemblies, and/or electronic assemblies.

  • Experience using Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM)

Salary Range: $48,600 - $81,000

Salary Range 2: $57,800 - $96,300

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.