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Manufacturing Quality Inspector 3 (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10052852

  • Category IconCategory: Flight Operations
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions 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.


  • Inspects aerospace components, parts, and sub-assemblies for operation and conformance to government and/or company standards and specifications.
  • Inspects the adjustments, repairs, or modifications made to aerospace components, sub-assemblies and final product.
  • Will monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.
  • May communicate directly with customers to ensure customer satisfaction.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma/equivalent
  • Minimum of 6 years of related experience
  • U.S. citizen
  • Fluent in use of Microsoft applications and ability learn new computer programs/applications easily.
  • Excellent technical writing skills are required.
  • Must be able to read engineering documentation and inspect to drawings, part lists, inspection plans, and supplemental instructions.
  • Willingness to work 2nd shift activities and occasional overtime or weekend support is required.
  • Have held aerospace workmanship certifications at previous employment locations for manufacturing standards (e.g. IPC-A-620, NASA 8739 series, etc...)
  • Previous experience working in ISO certified company and using Process Specifications or Military Standards to inform inspection or work activities
  • Experience performing lead inspection function or equivalent role in either a system-level or integration environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong work ethic and a good attitude - it should be evident from t output of work that the best possible effort was given.
  • Personal initiative to become engaged in assigned work area without needing to be coached or led to next assignment
  • Fluent in use of TipQA, Costpoint, or other database applications
  • Knowledge on how to read schematics and wire lists
  • Active workmanship certifications from accreditation/standards companies (e.g. IPC)
  • Associates (2 year) degree from accredited institution

Salary Range: $25 USD - $41 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.