Quality Inspector 3: Safety & Mission Assurance – Space / Satellite Systems

Requisition ID: 21007718

  • 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 Inspector 3: Integration & Test to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA. In this role you will:
  • 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
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Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma/GED and 4 yrs add’l education and/or AA degree
  • Must be able to read engineering documentation and inspect to drawings and parts lists, inspection plans, and supplemental instructions
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in Quality Assurance, or relevant experience in Electrical or Mechanical field of work in performance of technical job function
  • Willingness to work off shift activities with occasional overtime, weekend, and Holiday support as required
  • 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:
  • 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
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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  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
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