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Quality Inspection Lab Supervisor – Special Programs

Requisition ID: R10068647

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: East Hartford, Connecticut, 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.

AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Venture, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications. We are seeking a Quality Inspection Lab Supervisor to support our Special Programs team in East Hartford, CT.


Our team is responsible for various quality inspection responsibilities including receiving supplied material/parts, in-process inspection of product, and final acceptance product.  The Quality Inspection Lab Supervisor will also be responsible for reviewing quality inspection processes, work with operations on schedule completions, assist with customer audits, and be the Quality Lead on monitoring Suppliers. 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Support all operation inspection needs and communicate quality issues as appropriate.

  • Assure technicians are working tasks that align with the schedule.

  • Works with Quality Inspectors on career development and training.

  • Resolves employee and/or resource priorities across Operations and Production Control

  • Coordinate within the Quality team or functions as needed to address obstacles preventing technicians from completing their work

  • Responsible for monitoring Suppliers, reviewing Purchase requisitions, and assuring purchased materials meet requirements by developing the inspection plans. 

  • Responsible for implementation of proactive quality initiatives or projects to support program affordability and technical compliance

  • Additional responsibilities may include calibration of tooling, gaging, and other equipment on-site or by coordination with outside suppliers with equipment maintenance.

  • Accountable to meet or exceed the Quality Assurance, and support the Operational, safety, quality, delivery, employee and cost (SQDEC) expectations of external and internal customers across all AOX programs supported by (either Quality Assurance or Quality Engineering).

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED with 6+ years applicable experience or a Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years’ experience (such as schedules, labs, quality, manufacturing)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a top secret clearance

  • US Citizenship is a bona fide requirement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an Aerospace or Composite Materials manufacturing environment

  • Experience with Quality Management Systems e.g., AS9100

  • Active Top Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $89,800 USD - $134,800 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.