Inspector 1 / 2Ridgecrest, CA

Requisition ID: R10162551

  • Category: Mission and Quality Assurance

  • Location: Ridgecrest, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Days (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is currently seeking an Inspector Level 1 / Inspector 2 to work on-site in Ridgecrest, CA supporting AARGM programs. Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available.

Job Description

Uses predetermined methods, operations, setups and prescribed specifications to inspect visually in-process and completed products such as electronic units and subsystems, precision electromechanical assemblies or mechanical units, subassemblies, structural flaws, internal defects, and missing welds. Uses various measuring devices. Accepts, rejects, or reworks defective or malfunctioning units or systems. Works from blueprints, diagrams, dial indicators, preset micrometers, scales, fixtures, customer specifications, drawing or inspection instructions and checklists. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures. Performs line clearances after each lot to ensure all materials from the previous lot have been removed.

This position may be filled as a level 1 or a level 2. Basic qualifications for each level are listed below.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Inspection of materials from internal or external sources and services; involving physical inspection, documenting dimensional compliance and review of supplier certifications for compliance. This includes inspection of internally manufactured parts and final assemblies throughout all stages of production and review of final test data.

  • Responsible for inspection of product in accordance with drawings, work instructions, quality acceptance procedures and maintenance of acceptance documentation/records.

  • Generate and review First Article Inspection Reports in accordance with AS9102.

  • Coordinate and assist with Customer and DCMA Source Inspections.

  • Responsibilities will include verifying calibration of tooling, and other equipment is valid and current.

  • Inspection will encompass a variety of techniques, e.g., visual inspection, conventional metrology (height gages, gage pins, thread gages, and dial indicators), calipers, micrometers, functional gages, etc.

  • Support project teams on nonconformance containment, corrective actions, root cause investigations, audits, and other continuous improvement activities.

  • May require flexibility to work overtime, or within other departments as required.

  • Perform in-process and final product inspection at the Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake.

Basic Qualifications for Inspector Level 1

  • High School diploma/GED and zero (0) years additional education and/or related experience.

  • Basic computer knowledge, e.g., Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Ability to stand for extended hours during inspection and lift 50lbs.

  • Experience with quality systems in a manufacturing environment.

  • Must be capable of coordinating non-conformance incidents and handling procedures.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance, which requires US Citizenship.

Basic Qualifications for Inspector Level 2

  • High School diploma/GED and two (2) years additional education and/or related experience.

  • Basic computer knowledge, e.g., Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Ability to stand for extended periods during inspection and lift 50lbs.

  • Experience with quality systems in a manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance, which requires US Citizenship.

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

  • Experience with soldering and soldering workmanship acceptance standards.

  • Experience in coordinating nonconformance incidents and handling procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • TipQA Experience.

  • Proficient with AS9102.

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.

  • Secret Clearance.

  • Familiar with Costpoint MRP system.

  • Certified in J-STD-001, IPC-A-610, and IPC/WHMA-A-620.

  • Previous inspection experience in aviation, electronics, or ordinance.

  • Associates Degree in a Physical Science or Manufacturing related area.

  • Experienced with practices associated with ISO9001 and AS9100 Quality Management Systems.

  • Working knowledge and experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) IAW ASME Y14.5.

  • Experience working in a manufacturing/production environment and supporting assembly and test personnel.

Salary Range: $37,600 - $62,600

Salary Range 2: $44,600 - $74,400

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.