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Inspector 3 – Top Secret Clearance (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10052919

  • Category IconCategory: Flight Operations
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • 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: 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.

Duties:

  • Perform in-process and final inspections on product throughout the SMF work centers (Receiving, Manufacturing, or Integration and Test) and perform product build documentation review and end-item data package review. 
  • Perform detailed inspections on both Electrical and Mechanical components at the piece part level as well as the assembly and sub-assembly level.
  • Uphold quality standards and workmanship practices in assigned work centers by learning/practicing process specifications and employing quality workmanship standards during everyday job functions.
  • Assist in developing training material for assigned work center QA group.
  • Generate nonconformance reports for discrepancies discovered during inspection processes.
  • Perform audits of work areas to ensure compliance with Northrop Grumman ISO 9001/AS 9100 procedures and Lean Manufacturing Principles. 
  • Perform in-depth reviews of product build documentation for configuration audit to determine if as-built meets as-designed.
  • Act as safety representative during critical and hazardous operations for assigned spacecraft.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/equivalent.
  • Must have an active or current Top Secret clearance.
  • U.S. citizen.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in Quality Assurance, or relevant experience in Electrical or Mechanical field of work in performance of technical job function.
  • Must be able to read engineering documentation and inspect to drawings and parts lists, inspection plans, and supplemental instructions.
  • Willingness to work off shift activities with occasional overtime, weekend, and Holiday support as required.
  • Willingness to support 2nd shift (if required), and an occasionally (though not often) 3rd shift support for short periods of Spacecraft testing.
  • Willingness to travel (though not often) in support of S/C level activities is required.
  • Fluent in use of Microsoft applications and ability to learn new computer programs/applications.
  • Above average technical writing skills is mandatory.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a Top Secret secured environment utilizing an active TS/SCI.
  • Associates (2 year) degree in engineering discipline or non-technical 4 year degree from accredited institute.
  • Knowledge in Mechanical, Electrical, or Radio Frequency (RF) Engineering is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of TipQA and/or Costpoint database applications.
  • Knowledge in how to read schematics and wirelists is a plus.
  • Previous experience working for an ISO-certified company.

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 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.