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Northrop Grumman Quality Inspector 2 in Ridgecrest, California

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you'll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you'll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world's most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is currently seeking an experienced Quality Inspector in Ridgecrest, CA. Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Inspection of materials from internal or external sources and services; involving physical inspection, documenting dimensional compliance and review of vendor 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.

  • Assist in generating First Article Inspection reports

  • Assist with Customer Source Inspections

  • Additional responsibilities will include calibration of tooling, gaging, and other equipment on-site or by coordination with outside suppliers.

  • 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 corrective actions, root cause investigations, and other continuous improvement activities.

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

Competencies for Success:

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

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to work independently

  • 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 an organization at all levels


Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED (education will be verified).

  • Minimum of 2 years inspection experience in an Aerospace or similar technical environment.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance; US Citizenship required.

  • 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.

  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in a Physical Science or Manufacturing related area

  • Experienced with practices associated with ISO and AS9100 Quality Management Systems

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

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

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 most positions.

Job Category : Mission and Quality Assurance