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Quality Inspector 3

Requisition ID: R10072960

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Kettering, OH, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Quality Assurance Inspector 3 to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. This position will be located in Kettering, Ohio.

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 Assurance Inspector will also be responsible for reviewing completed work instructions for errors, lot traceability, and record retention. 

Essential Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Receiving Inspection of materials and services; involving physical inspection and review of vendor certifications  
  • Inspection of internally manufactured parts and final assemblies throughout all stages of production; including machining and testing. 
  • Responsible for inspection of product in accordance with drawings, work instructions, quality acceptance procedures, and retention of acceptance documentation/ records.
  • Additional responsibilities will include calibration of tooling, gaging, and other equipment on-site or by coordination with outside suppliers.
  • 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, Coordinate Measurement Machines, and Laser Tracking.

Our team is passionate about supporting the warfighter.  Each day is different – we perform a wide variety of tasks and interact with multiple folks across the organization. If your motto is “variety is the spice of life,” apply today – you’ll fit right in!

One of the great things about our team is our schedule flexibility.  Half of our team works a 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off, and the other half of our team works a 4/10 schedule with every Friday off.  Team members need to be on-site, but start and end times can vary to accommodate commuting needs. On occasion you may be asked to work second shift to meet customer delivery dates. We try to work as a team to accommodate those rare business needs. This role may require an individual to stand for long periods of time.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 4 years additional education and/or related experience.
  • Experience interpreting drawings
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an Aerospace or Composite Materials manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Polyworks software (used in CMM and Laser Tracking inspection equipment)
  • Experience with Quality Management Systems e.g. AS9100

Salary Range: $49,600 USD - $82,600 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.