Search All Jobs

Final Assembly Inspector 2 or 3

Requisition ID: R10064846

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Moss Point, Mississippi, 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautic Systems (NGAS) is looking for a Final Assembly Inspector 2 or 3 to support product quality conformance inspections on the HALE program located at Moss Point, MS.

Responsibilities include:

Visually and physically inspect aircraft assembly structures, systems installations, electrical installations, and aircraft final closeouts for conformance to work order instructions, engineering requirements, and process specifications using a variety of precision measurement equipment and inspection tools to include micrometers, calipers, machinist scales, ball gages, ohm meters, laser gauges, depth gages, borescopes, flashlights, mirrors, and magnifiers.

Structure inspections include assembly location, part orientation, gap verification, surface profile, shim installation, hole drilling, countersinking, deburring, fastener installation, environmental sealing, pressure/fuel tank sealing, non-structural assembly bonding, and coating applications. Verifies associated records are accurate and complete.

System installations include tube, hose, valve, fitting, O-ring, fastener installation, electrical bonding/grounding, post assembly sealing and coating applications common to hydraulic, pneumatic and fuel systems. Verifies associated records are accurate and complete.

Electrical installations include harness/cable route, clamping, hardware, chafing protection, string/spot tie, connector mating, pin insertion, crimping, electrostatic discharge protection, post assembly sealing and coating applications. Verifies associated records are accurate and complete.

Final zone closeout inspections include parts protection, product free of damage, bare metal, & FOD, all work completed per engineering requirements, work instructions, and process specifications prior to presenting to customer for concurrence. Verifies associated records are accurate and complete.

Locate, identify, and accurately document nonconforming product/material at time of discovery per applicable procedures.

Visually and physically inspect rework and repair of nonconforming products for compliance per engineering requirements and disposition instructions.

Know, understand, and ensure compliance of all engineering drawings, process specifications, and quality conformance criteria used during production operations.

Mentor technicians on nonconforming product/material discovered during inspection to include engineering requirements, how to identify the nonconformance and process for improvement.

Develop, promote, and maintain collaborative team environment with fellow inspectors, technicians, support organizations, and customers.

Work well as part of a team and individually to increase quality, efficiency, effectiveness and affordability through process improvement and other quality control methods.

Must be able to pass formal classroom training to include but not limited to hole drilling, sealing, countersinking, and fastener installation.

Must be able to certify for half/full-face respirator for confined space entry.

Must be able to physically enter/exit confined spaces unassisted.

Pay ranges:

Level 2: $43,200-$72,000

Level 3: $51,300-$85,500

Basic Qualifications: Level 2

  • High School Diploma plus 2 years relevant mechanical and or inspection work experience.
  • Must have experienced familiarity with inspection tools
  • Must be punctual and willing to work any shift, overtime, or non-standard work schedule.
  • Must be able to work around composites, epoxies, and sealants for long periods of time.
  • Must be technically proficient in Microsoft Office Suite to include but not limited to Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Must be able to perform moderately strenuous physical and repetitious work to include climbing, bending, crawling, stooping, and kneeling, lifting, working with arms overhead, leaning and laying.
  • Must be able to lift, grip, push, pull and hold 25+ pounds.
  • Must be able to work in and around confined spaces to include but not limited to fuel tanks and ducts.
  • Must be able to push and pull own body weight to enter and exit confined spaces.
  • Must be able to obtain Secret Clearance.
  • Ability to obtain Special Program Access.

Preferred Qualifications: Level 2

  • 2+ years of aircraft structures, systems, or electrical experience.
  • 2+ years of aircraft quality experience.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written.
  • Experience with NGC MRB processes.
  • Previous experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Basic Qualifications: Level 3

  • High School Diploma plus 4 years relevant mechanical and or inspection work experience.
  • Must have experienced familiarity with inspection tools
  • Must be punctual and willing to work any shift, overtime, or non-standard work schedule.
  • Must be able to work around composites, epoxies, and sealants for long periods of time.
  • Must be technically proficient in Microsoft Office Suite to include but not limited to Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Must be able to perform moderately strenuous physical and repetitious work to include climbing, bending, crawling, stooping, and kneeling, lifting, working with arms overhead, leaning and laying.
  • Must be able to lift, grip, push, pull and hold 25+ pounds.
  • Must be able to work in and around confined spaces to include but not limited to fuel tanks and ducts.
  • Must be able to push and pull own body weight to enter and exit confined spaces.
  • Must be able to obtain Secret Clearance.
  • Ability to obtain Special Program Access.

Preferred Qualifications: Level 3

  • 4+ years of aircraft structures, systems, or electrical experience.
  • 3+ years of aircraft quality experience.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written.
  • Experience with NGC MRB processes.
  • Previous experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)


Salary Range: $43,200 USD - $72,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $51,300 USD - $85,500 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.



Apply Now

Search All Jobs

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.