U103 Inspector BSunnyvale, 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.

We are looking for qualified inspector(s) for our receiving inspection department. You will be required to conduct inspection of a broad range of fabrications, subassemblies, assemblies, component parts, purchased material, and tooling to assure compliance with customer and NG specifications and standards.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma/GED

  • Must have fluent reading and writing in English.

  • Minimum 3 years of receiving inspection or mechanical inspection experience.

  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering drawings/blueprints, GD&T, parts list, and material specs (Mil-spec, ASTM, AMS etc.)

  • Ability and experience using various handheld (manual and auto) inspection tools.

  • Knowledge of quality processes, problem-solving, and writing nonconforming parts.

  • Ability to complete basic shop math equations and problem-solving.

  • Must be a US citizen.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Setup and operate CMM and/or Faro arm.

  • SAP Knowledge

  • Review and verify incoming purchase orders, parts, materials and related documentation received are in compliance with established specifications and standards.

  • Understanding and knowledge of verifying chemical and mechanical properties of the materials heat report.

  • Familiarity with Reading NDT reports

  • Experience working with DCMA.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Monitor the manufacturing processes and operations and conduct inspections of a broad range of fabrications, subassemblies, assemblies, component parts, purchased material and tooling to assure compliance with customer and NG specifications and standards where procedures and techniques are normally established.

WORKING PROCEDURE:

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE USUAL MAJOR JOB DUTIES BUT THIS DESCRIPTION DOES NOT PRECLUDE THE PERFORMANCE OF OTHER DUTIES BY THE INCUMBENT, NOR THE QUESTION BEING RAISED ON THE PROPER RATE FOR THE ASSIGNMENT.

In addition to the duties of the Inspector "C", performs the following:

  • Inspect and test components, assemblies, tooling, weldments, and materials of various geometric configurations and processes as specified and randomly for compliance with established customer and NG specifications and standards where procedures and techniques are normally established.

  • Identify and tag defective parts, material, and incorrect processes with appropriate inspection documentation.

  • Setup and use measuring equipment including surface plates, optical tooling, and coordinate measuring machines where procedures and techniques are normally established.

  • Apply analytical evaluation methods and calculations involving triangulation, compound angles, etc., as necessary throughout the inspection cycle.

  • Serialize and maintain a log for parts, assemblies, tooling, etc.

  • Perform mechanical and electrical functional acceptance tests on purchased and manufactured parts and materials such as Brinell & Rockwell hardness, non-destructive, spring, etc

  • Review and verify that incoming purchase orders, parts, materials, and related documentation received are in compliance with established specifications and standards.

  • Verify that inspection instruments such as micrometers, fixture gauges and thread gauges, etc., are within the designated calibration period prior to use.

  • Perform similar or lower classified work as required.

DIRECTION OF OTHERS:

Advise shop personnel in proper procedures with regard to quality problems. Guide lower classified inspectors.

DIRECTION RECEIVED:

Receives work assignments from supervisor and accomplishes work assignments essentially on own initiative. May receive assistance and guidance from higher classified inspectors.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

High school graduate and courses in Engineering Drawing, Metrology, Physics, and Mathematics through Trigonometry or the equivalent.

ROLE AND 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 and reviewing First Article Inspection Reports in accordance with AS9102.

  • Assist with Customer Source Inspections.

  • Responsibilities will include verifying calibration of tooling, gaging, 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.

  • Flexibility to work across multiple shop floors and manufacturing areas.

  • May require flexibility to work overtime.

This is Union represented position.

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.