ECWC Inspector 2 (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10016757

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles - VA, 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: 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.

Perform in-process and final inspections on circuit card assemblies under magnification in accordance with NASA or IPC workmanship, to include a review of the associated product build documentation. 

Perform inspection on box level assemblies and support environmental testing activities.

Perform inspection using Automated Optical Inspection machine.

Confirm acceptable quality standards and workmanship practices are being utilized in assigned work centers

Practically apply process specifications and use applicable workmanship standards during everyday job functions.

Identify discrepant conditions and generate nonconformance reports for discrepancies discovered during inspection processes.

Perform audits of work areas to ensure compliance with ISO 9001/AS 9100 procedures  

Perform in-depth reviews of product build documentation for configuration audit to determine if as-built meets as-designed

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED and 2 year add education and /or experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in manufacturing or inspection fields of electronic components or assemblies
  • Able to use Microsoft applications and ability to learn new computer programs/applications easily.
  • Basic technical writing skills are required
  • Strong work ethic and good attitude - it should be evident from output of work that the best possible effort was given.
  • Personal initiative to become engaged in assigned work area without needing to be constantly coached or led to next assignment.
  • Must be able to read engineering documentation and inspect to drawings and parts lists, inspection plans, and supplemental instructions
  • Advanced knowledge of both SMT and through-hole parts and ability to discern acceptability criteria of both part types.
  • Knowledge on how to operate AOI machine.
  • Willingness to work 2nd shift activities and occasional overtime or weekend support is required
  • Have held workmanship certifications at previous employment locations for manufacturing standards (e.g. IPC-A-620, NASA 8739 series, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of TIPQA and/or Costpoint database applications
  • Experience in programming AOI machine
  • Previous experience working in ISO-certified company and using Process Specifications or Military Standards to inform inspection or work activities
  • Knowledge in how to read schematics and wirelists
  • Active workmanship certifications from accreditation/standards companies, such as IPC
  • Associates (2 year) degree from accredited institution

Salary Range: 19.85 - 33.07

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.