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Quality Inspection Manager 1 – Space Components

Requisition ID: R10072799

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, CA, 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Components is seeking a Quality Inspection Manager to join our team.  The Process Center Leader is responsible for compliance through delivery to internal customers and secondarily to external customers. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

Overview

Our team is responsible for various quality inspection responsibilities including receiving supplied material/parts, in-process inspection of product, and final acceptance product.  The Quality Inspection Manager will also be responsible for reviewing quality inspection processes, work with operations on schedule completions, assist with customer audits, and be the Quality Lead on monitoring Suppliers. 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Support all operation inspection needs and communicate quality issues as appropriate.

  • Assure technicians are working tasks that align with the schedule.

  • Works with Quality Inspectors on career development and training.

  • Resolves employee and/or resource priorities across Operations and Production Control

  • Coordinate within the Quality team or functions as needed to address obstacles preventing technicians from completing their work

  • Responsible for monitoring Suppliers, reviewing Purchase requisitions, and assuring purchased materials meet requirements by developing the inspection plans. 

  • Responsible for implementation of proactive quality initiatives or projects to support program affordability and technical compliance

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

  • Accountable to meet or exceed the Quality Assurance, and support the Operational, safety, quality, delivery, employee and cost (SQDEC) expectations of external and internal customers across all AOX programs supported by (either Quality Assurance or Quality Engineering).

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED with 6+ years applicable experience or a Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years’ experience (such as schedules, labs, quality, manufacturing)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a top secret clearance

  • US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an Aerospace or Composite Materials manufacturing environment

  • Experience with Quality Management Systems e.g., AS9100


Salary Range: $81,700 USD - $122,500 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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.



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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.