Inspection Lead: Electronic Component Work Center – Space / Satellite Systems

Requisition ID: 21008962

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

  • Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today!   We have an opening for an Inspection Lead for our Electronic Component Work Center to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.   Job Responsibilities In this role you will:
  • Confirm acceptable quality standards and workmanship practices in assigned work centers by learning/practicing process specifications and using workmanship standards during everyday job functions
  • Performance of process audits of work areas to ensure compliance with ISO 9001/AS 9100 procedures and all appropriate workmanship standards
  • Administer training and mentoring to less-experienced or less-skilled personnel across a wide range of skill types and activities for the assigned work area
  • Develop training material for assigned work center PA group and maintain the associated materials to ensure a peak level of accuracy and appropriateness for the current inspection activities
  • Review nonconformities and provide feedback to authors on coding selections, defect descriptions, and other key attributes of NCR's. When needed, provide insights for review boards (PMRB, MRB, or FRB) to help with disposition or RCCA
  • Closely track non-conformance activity in the assigned work area and mentor inspection personnel in the authoring and creation of non-conformance reports
  • Review work instructions / build plans and provide approvals as a Product Assurance representative
  • Assist PA Manager for assigned work area in maintaining appropriate levels of staffing
  • Where needed, perform in-process and final inspections on ECWC products (circuit cards, box assemblies, etc.), to include a review of the associated product build documentation and any associated test data
  • Communicate with QA manager daily on status of initiatives, any significant issues in the work center, and any programmatic quality concerns for assigned work area
  • Review procedures and process specification (standard practice) documents to suggest updates, manage necessary revisions, or make edits to the current version of documents
  •   To be successful in this role you should exhibit a strong work ethic and good attitude.  It should be evident from output of work that the best possible effort was given.  You should also have personal initiative to become engaged in your assigned work area without needing to be coached or led to the next assignment.   Tags NGFeaturedJobs #LI-S-70 Space System NoVASpace

Basic Qualifications:
  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of experience or a Master’s degree with 1 year of experience
  • ASQ (or equivalent) certification for CQI, CQA, or an equivalent level of certification
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) level knowledge in QA and Manufacturing processes
  • Fluency in Microsoft applications with the ability to learn new programs/applications easily with excellent technical writing skills
  • Ability to read engineering documentation and inspect drawings and parts lists, inspection plans, and supplemental instructions
  • Have held workmanship certifications at previous employment locations for manufacturing standards (e.g. IPC-A-620, NASA 8739 series, etc.) within the past 4 years or able to attain within the first 12 months of employment
  • Previous experience working in ISO-certified company and using Process Specifications or Military Standards to inform inspection or work activities
  • Experience performing lead inspection function, or equivalent technical role, in either a manufacturing or system-level / integration environment
  • Willingness to work 2nd shift activities and occasional overtime or weekend support
  Preferred Qualifications:
  • Fluent in use of TIPQA, Costpoint, or other database applications
  • Knowledge in how to read schematics and wirelists
  • Active workmanship certifications from accreditation/standards companies, such as IPC
  The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft.  We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA’s Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants.  Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components.    Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: Medical Dental & Vision coverage 401k Educational Assistance Life Insurance Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions Paid Time Off Health & Wellness Resources Employee Discounts Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work) For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more. Link: www.northropgrumman.com/benefits   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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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