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Inspector 2 (2nd Shift)

Requisition ID: R10073047

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • 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: 2nd Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented Inspector to join our team in San Diego, CA.

The Inspector performs required inspections on mechanical, electrical or structural components or systems to ensure conformance with the quality requirements for aircraft and associated systems. This job reports to a Supervisor, Inspection and works under general supervision. Work is performed within the confines of standardized Company and industry policies, practices and procedures. This job has decision-making responsibilities with regard to the acceptance or rejection of work and tests performed and the determination of measuring equipment used. The incumbent has the authority to halt work temporarily that would affect the reactor plant. Errors could be critical and adversely affect the Company's competitive position in the nuclear field. inspects and performs tests on mechanical, electrical or structural components and assemblies related to reactor plant operators. Inspections vary from close tolerance dimensional checks to general surveillance of the work in progress.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect Hardware following Assembly Instructions and Engineering Drawings
  • Verify specifications using Assembly Instructions, engineering drawings and parts lists, inspection instructions, and checklists.
  • Make pass/fail decisions on inspected goods.
  • Maintain records of results.
  • Use SAP Quality System to record and manage receiving inspection results.
  • Use Solumina shop floor system to record and manage production floor inspection results.
  • Responsible to assure documentation represents “As Is / Should Be” requirements.
  • Documents nonconformance’s in SAP and/or Solumina

.Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma and 2+ years of relevant experience (or AA or 2 year technical degree and 1+ years of relevant experience)
  • Experience using computer based MRP and shop floor control databases
  • Experience using calibrated measuring tools
  • Experience reading mechanical drawings.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. from cart to table.
  • Walking, bending, and sitting for long periods of time.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance. US Citizenship required.
  • Familiar with IPC J-STD-001 standard

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in defect reporting using SAP and Solumina
  • Familiar with procurement RMA process
  • Familiar with ESD/FOD/Tool Control practices
  • Knowledge of DFARS counterfeit part prevention requirements
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office Suite of applications
  • Certified to the IPC J-STD-001 standard


Salary Range: $42,100 USD - $70,100 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.