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Requisition ID: R10042234

  • Category IconCategory: Non-CJCS
  • Location IconLocation: Azusa, California, United States of America
  • 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: 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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman in Azusa, CA is seeking a Mechanical Inspector to join our team of diverse individuals. This position will be reporting on-site daily to our campus.


Inspects all types of machined or fabricated parts, assemblies, tools, dies, jiqs, and fixtures by following either prescribed inspection instructions or by determining proper methods and sequences to set up and perform all necessary measurements. Sets up and operates manual and computer operated Coordinate-Axis Measurement Machines including writing appropriate computer instructions.


Performs the inspection of dimensions by use of precision instrument surface plate set ups and equipment set ups required to make dimensional coordination’s for the checking of linear and angular coordinated dimensions and reference points on two or more planes. Performs layout and set up requiring the utilization and improvisation of inspection equipment to perform this work. Includes the use of Computer Aided Inspection (CAl) equipment such as Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs). Makes the set ups and performs the necessary work operation to inspect tooling, including tool master, jigs, machine fixtures, and machine dies. Makes calculations necessary to layout work involving coordinated locating points, irregular contours, conversions and compilations of compound angles. Must be able to read and understand technical specifications, drawings, etc.

Must be able to hold certification as necessary to process and inspect parts, assemblies, and raw stock by means of magnetic particle and fluorescent penetrant inspection methods Sets up and operates test equipment to perform functional and visual tests on systems. May use handling devices on units and operate handling equipment to position parts for inspection. Prepares documentation where required. Affixes appropriate stamps and related tags to items inspected. Will be expected to perform quality inspection and acceptance tasks including interface with customer. Must have knowledge of Accept/Reject criteria related to work performed, as well as Quality system related documentation requirements, non-conforming material control, utilization of Inspection Instructions, Quality related data files, special process controls, etc Must have knowledge of calibration requirements regarding equipment used as a media of acceptance, be able to perform setups, first article, in-process and final inspection using required equipment of processes including set up and operation of CMM’s -Use-electronic data processing or other type of computer assisted equipment such as bar code readers, computer terminals to input inspection results and/or read MMIS, MRP, QMS, etc , status, vision systems, etc Performs related arid other incidental work assignments as required Must be able to follow exacting written and verbal instructions

Basic Qualifications:

  • College/trade school with a minimum 12 units or relevant education in mechanically-oriented classes.
  • Normally, seven (7) years experience in the inspection of mechanical parts, assemblies, tools, dies, jigs, and fixtures of which four (4) years experience is with the set-up and operation of automated and/or manually operated CMM equipment, i.e., Zeiss, Cordax, etc , and the associated programming of such equipment. Programming includes the writing of parts programs for archive
  • and retrieval within established procedures.
  • Requires the ability to make inspection setups and possess a working knowledge of shop math.
  • Must obtain required certifications, demonstrate appropriate levels of skill and pass at required certification tests.
  • Must possess a thorough understanding and application of ANSI-Y-14 5 and Mil--Std-105
  • Must be able to perform all essential job functions and environmental/physical considerations per Employee Requisition.

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.