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Quality Control Technician 3

Requisition ID: R10082981

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Plymouth, MN, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Confidential
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 50% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman has an exciting opportunity for Quality Control Technician III in Plymouth, MN.


Position Description:

  • Work in the field, as a Quality Source Inspector, under minimal or no supervision, with autonomy for independent action and decision making
  • Work in our Plymouth manufacturing facility as a universal inspector capable of stepping into numerous positions
  • Inspects purchased parts and materials for conformity to standards, specifications, and processing requirements. Inspects for proper identity and dimensions using such measuring devices as micrometers, gauges, and calipers.
  • Inspection in an ESD controlled environment of populated circuit boards, components, sub-assemblies, and assemblies.
  • Visually inspects for defects or damage such as corrosion, cracks, dents, scratches, and pits.
  • Verifies specifications using purchase orders, blueprints, drawing or inspection instructions, and checklists.
  • Make pass/fail decisions on inspected goods.
  • Effectively communicate deviations and issues with the team, records the findings and works with team on quality improvement needs.
  • Maintains records of results. Inspections may involve compound angles or three-dimensional projections using inspection equipment such as microscopes, micrometers, telescope gauges, and other inspection tooling.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and minimum of 4 years’ experience, in an inspection environment performing in-process and / or incoming material inspections, or assembly, machining, mechanical inspection, electrical inspection or other equivalent experience.
  • Ability to interpret engineering and assembly drawings and specifications, GD&T standards, and their application.
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools, such as Excel, Word, SharePoint.
  • Attention to detail and able to collaborate in a team environment
  • Familiarity working with ERP systems, Document Control systems
  • Ability to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project results
  • Ability to make decisions which have impact on the organization's credibility, operations, and services
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with suppliers and internal team for win-win relationship
  • Ability to obtain IPC-A-610 and IPC-A-600 Certification.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in all written and verbal contexts
  • U.S. citizenship with ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of defense (DoD) government security clearance


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree/College Diploma in Science, Engineering or Technology related field or equivalent a plus
  • Experience with inspection of larger electro-mechanical assemblies as well as electronic assembly and/or electronic inspection skills.
  • Knowledge of ISO9001:2015, AS9100 Rev D, AS9102
  • Intermediate to advanced Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance (GD&T) skills.
  • IPC 600/610/620 Specifications and/or Certification


Salary Range: $53,900 USD - $89,900 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.