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Inspector 3

Requisition ID: R10060955

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, 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: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

Uses predetermined methods, operations, setups and prescribed specifications to inspect visually in-process and completed products such as electronic units and subsystems, precision electromechanical assemblies or mechanical units, subassemblies, structural flaws, internal defects, and missing welds. Uses various measuring devices. Accepts, rejects, or reworks defective or malfunctioning units or systems. Works from blueprints, diagrams, dial indicators, preset micrometers, scales, fixtures, customer specifications, drawing or inspection instructions and checklists. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures. Performs line clearances after each lot to ensure all materials from the previous lot have been removed.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Inspect materials from internal or external sources; involving physical inspection, documenting dimensional compliance and review of vendor certifications for compliance
    • Inspect internally manufactured parts and final assemblies throughout all stages of production and review of final test data
  • Inspect product in accordance with drawings, work instructions, quality acceptance procedures, and maintain acceptance documentation/records
    • Make pass/fail decisions on inspected product
    • Document and adjudicate nonconformance’s in MES
    • Inspect using a variety of techniques/methods; e.g., visual inspection, conventional metrology (height gages, gage pins, thread gages, and dial indicators), calipers, micrometers, functional gages, etc.
  • Verify specifications using Assembly Instructions, engineering drawings and parts lists, inspection instructions, and checklists
  • Review documentation to ensure it meets “As Is / Should Be” requirements
  • Assist in generation/performance/review of First Article Inspections (FAI) and FAI Reports in accordance with AS9102
  • Validate and verify calibration of tooling, gauging, and other equipment meets requirement and currency standards
  • Support nonconformance containment through corrective action report (CAR) issuance, root cause investigations, audits and other continuous improvement activities
  • Understand and enforce Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)/Foreign Object Damage (FOD)/Tool Control practices though audits and other quality control processes
  • Experienced in the use of Microsoft Office Suite of applications

Competencies for Success:

  • Must work independently
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize
  • Strong focus, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Perform in a dynamic, fast paced, diverse environment
  • High initiative, self-starter, resilient, and unwavering motivation for excellence
  • Driven, results oriented, self-motivated / self-reliant, team player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and must be able to interface with internal and external organizations at all levels
  • Dedication and willingness to expand current skill set through schooling and training

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma/GED and a minimum of four (4) years of related experience
  • Possess and retain a DOD Secret Clearance, which requires US Citizenship
  • Ability to obtain and retain Program Access (PAR)
  • Proficient in use of technical drawings and following manufacturing work instructions and inspection procedures
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite of applications
  • Proficient in use of manufacturing information systems; e.g. SAP and Solumina
  • Ability to stand for extended hours during inspection and lift 50lbs
  • General understanding of soldering and soldering workmanship acceptance standards
  • General understanding of fabrication processes and standards
  • In depth understanding of quality management systems in a manufacturing environment
  • Solely capable of coordinating nonconformance incidents and handling procedures
  • Very effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work overtime and travel on little to short notice
  • In depth understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • General understanding of AS9102
  • Highly skilled in MS Office Suite
  • DoD Top Secret Clearance
  • Certified in J-STD-001, IPC-A-610, and IPC/WHMA-A-620
  • Previous long term inspection experience in aviation, electronics, or ordinance
  • Associates Degree in a Physical Science or Manufacturing related area
  • In depth knowledge of ISO9001 and AS9100 Quality Management Systems practices
  • Fluent in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Fluent in defect reporting using SAP and/or Solumina
  • Proficient in knowledge and evaluation of ESD/FOD/Tool Control practices

Salary Range: $43,200 USD - $72,000 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.