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NDT Inspector 3 (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10052898

  • Category IconCategory: Flight Operations
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia, 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: Yes, 10% 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.


  • Perform radiography and other Nondestructive Testing (NDT) operations in the Propulsion work center
  • Confirm acceptable quality standards and workmanship practices are being upheld.
  • Generate nonconformance reports for discrepancies discovered during inspection processes.
  • Perform audits of work areas to ensure compliance with ISO specifications and procedures  
  • Perform in-depth reviews of configuration to determine if as-built meets as-designed


Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma/equivalent
  • Minimum of 6 years of related experience
  • U.S. citizen
  • Previous experience in realm of NDT operations as either a certified inspector, technician, or trainee.
  • Experience with the ability to evaluate radiographic film per required specifications, perform radiography with the ability to operate radiographic equipment.
  • Experience with Dye Penetrant inspections, and result evaluations.
  • Must be able to read engineering documentation and inspect to drawings, parts lists, inspection plans, and supplemental instructions.
  • Able to use Microsoft applications and ability to learn new computer programs/applications easily.
  • Basic technical writing skills are required.
  • Willingness to work occasional 2nd shift activities, overtime, and/or weekend support is required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Working knowledge of TipQA and/or Costpoint database applications
  • Previous experience working in ISO-certified company
  • Have held workmanship certifications at previous employment locations for manufacturing standards (e.g. ANST, IPC-A-620, NASA 8739 series, etc.)
  • Hold or have held certifications in NDT Radiology, and Dye Penetrant.

Salary Range: $29 USD - $48 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.