Flight Inspector 3/4Palmdale, CA

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.

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 world's 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking a Flight Inspector 3/4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in Palmdale, CA. Telecommute/remote is not an option for this position. This position's standard work schedule is a 4/10, Monday-Thursday. The inspector may be required to work any shift and weekends as needed throughout the year.

Essential responsibilities:

The inspector supports test personnel to ensure compliance with documented processes and procedures. The inspector will:

  • Participate in pre-test activities such as review of test plan and test procedure documentation

  • Verify that all pre-test readiness activities are complete

  • Assess readiness to enter formal test events

  • Ensure the physical and digital test environment and configuration (e.g., lab, computers, hardware, firmware, software, versions, checksums, etc.) is consistent with the documented configuration

  • Witness testing to ensure approved test procedures are executed as written

  • Ensure all defects and anomalies are documented

  • Ensure all documentation is complete (logbooks, forms etc.) in accordance with prescribed procedures

  • Verify that test results are documented

  • Participate in post-test activities such as review of test report documentation and collection of test metrics

  • Identify quality problems and recommends solutions

  • Ensure equipment is properly calibrated and damaged items are properly dispositioned

Basic Qualifications Level 3:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 4 years related aerospace experience.

  • Familiarity with aerospace /control element/lab unit screen verification.

  • An active in-scope DoD Secret clearance

  • The ability to obtain/maintain Special Program Access

  • Ability to relay and receive information and to follow basic instructions and guidelines.

  • Able to understand sequence of operations or actions to be taken

  • Experienced with use of technical drawings and following manufacturing work instructions and inspection procedures

  • Able to stand for extended hours during inspection, lift 50lbs, work in a confined space, and work with and/or be exposed to hazardous chemicals

Basic Qualifications Level 4:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 6 years related aerospace experience

  • Familiarity with aerospace /control element/lab unit screen verification.

  • An active in-scope DoD Secret clearance

  • The ability to obtain/maintain program access

  • Ability to relay and receive information and to follow basic instructions and guidelines.

  • Able to understand sequence of operations or actions to be taken

  • Experienced with use of technical drawings and following manufacturing work instructions and inspection procedures

  • Able to stand for extended hours during inspection, lift 50lbs, work in a confined space, and work with and/or be exposed to hazardous chemicals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • FAA certified Airframe and Powerplant License

  • Associate Degree in an aerospace field

  • An active in-scope DoD Top Secret clearance

  • Current program PAR

  • Previous Inspection experience

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

Salary Range: $68,600 - $114,400

Salary Range 2: $81,500 - $135,900

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.