Inspector Level 2/3 (SkillBridge)Ridgecrest, 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.

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation's military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman's 90,000 employees self-identifies as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service , for up to 180 days . The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as Active-duty service members .

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman - Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge ) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge . During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals - Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission "Defining Possible" on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome - Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty

  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement

  • Will receive an honorable discharge

  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS

  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

  • Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is currently seeking an Inspector Level 2 / Inspector 3 in Ridgecrest, CA. Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available.

This position may be filled as a level 2 or a level 3. 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, BOMs and maintenance of acceptance documentation/records.

  • Assist in generating and reviewing 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.

Competencies for Success:

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to multitask and self-prioritize

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, diverse environment

  • Initiative, self-starter, adaptable, and high motivation for excellence

  • High energy, results oriented, self-motivated / self-reliant, team player

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interface with the organization at all levels

  • Positive individual who is willing to expand current skill set through schooling and training

Basic Qualifications for Inspector Level 2

  • High school diploma/GED and a minimum of two (2) years of related experience.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Familiarity with soldering and soldering workmanship acceptance standards.

  • Must have good understanding of quality systems in a manufacturing environment.

  • Must be capable of coordinating nonconformance incidents and handling procedures.

  • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Meets DoD SkillBridge qualifications as per DODI 1322.29

Basic Qualifications for Inspector Level 3

  • High school diploma/GED and a minimum of four (4) years of related experience.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Familiarity with soldering and soldering workmanship acceptance standards.

  • Must have good understanding of quality systems in a manufacturing environment.

  • Must be capable of coordinating nonconformance incidents and handling procedures.

  • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • TipQA Experience.

  • Proficient with AS9102.

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.

  • Interim/Full 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.

  • Good working knowledge and experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

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

Salary Range: $43,600 - $72,600

Salary Range 2: $51,800 - $86,400

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.