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Northrop Grumman F-35 Quality Assurance / Flight Inspector 4 in MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina

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Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector is seeking an F-35 Flight Inspector 4 to support aircraft modification and heavy maintenance programs at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, North Carolina as part of the Maintenance Repair Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) Contractor Field Team. The selected candidate will be responsible for completing all required inspections associated with on-aircraft maintenance, repair and modification of the F-35 during MRO&U operations.


  • Evaluates documents, instructions, and procedures to be be followed during execution and communicates within various levels of the organization

  • Verifies work for quality, completeness, and proper function as well as adheres to processes, procedures, and specifications

  • Directly impacts Northrop Grumman's objective of optimizing our role as a key partner in the F-35 program

  • May require travel to other Department of Navy CFT locations for extended periods of time


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a High School diploma or GED with a minimum of 6 years of additional education and/or related work experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Safety, Tool Control, Foreign Object Damage (FOD), Supply and HAZMAT programs

  • Ability to conduct audits, in progress and after the fact inspections and compose reports and correspondence as necessary in the performance of assigned duties

  • Active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

  • Must be able to work on-site at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, North Carolina

  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5th Generation aircraft experience

  • Thorough understanding of fighter aircraft systems and operations

  • Fighter aircraft MRO&U experience

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings/specifications/maintenance instructions and apply their intent for evaluating any deviations from specifications to determine acceptability of operations

  • Experience using precision measuring tools and inspection instruments/equipment

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Job Category : Mission and Quality Assurance