Tool Gauge Inspector 1

Requisition ID: R10021174

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Iuka - MS, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Rotating Shifts (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.

Northrop Grumman’s Aeronautics Systems sector is looking for a Tool Gauge Inspector 1 to support the Aerospace Structures Business Unit in Iuka, MS.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Perform in-process and final dimensional inspections using Laser Tracker System on tightly tolerance materials, components, subassemblies and final assemblies in the production areas. Performs required inspections in accordance with drawing, specifications, standard work and planning requirements. Supports customer source inspections. Documentation of non-conformances on materials, parts or processes. Reviews supplier paperwork, verifying material pass/fail criteria against engineering inspection requirements. Performs inspections on tooling, dies, jigs, and fixtures for conformance to design. Works closely with engineering to setup parts for machining. The ideal candidate enjoys seeing the big picture and influencing change across the site (engineering, supply chain, maintenance, and operations). You take initiative, work with limited direction, and enjoy leading small teams. You are comfortable on the manufacturing shop floor, and are highly trusted in your field of expertise.

Travel is less than 10% and within the US.   

This is a rotating shift.  Working hours are from 7-5:30 Monday-Friday with overtime as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma and 2 years of experience working in a highly technical aerospace/manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to utilize measuring devices including comparators, micrometers, scales, and calipers
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprint and engineering drawings and be able to document non-conformances as required
  • Successfully pass vision screen and color blindness test
  • As needed, available to work extended or flexible schedule on short notice
  • Able to lift up to approximately 25 pounds; may occasionally lift 50 pounds (with assistance)
  • Ability to handle changing priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated experience interfacing with external and internal customers
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize work in order to accomplish multiple assigned tasks while maintaining attention to detail. Provide input to the technical needs and solutions required for the manufacture, inspection of materials and components.
  • Demonstrated ability to record detailed information accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Security Clearance
  • Work experience in manufacturing of composite parts.
  • Related industry experience in either manufacturing or inspection.
  • Aerospace or aviation experience strongly desired
  • Familiarity with AS9100, NADCAP, and other Quality / auditing / accreditation systems strongly preferred 
  • Experience with LEICA Laser tracker systems
  • Experience with Vertec systems
  • Experience with other dimensional inspections systems

What We Offer:

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!

Salary Range: 18.03 - 30.05

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.