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Inspector 2 / 3

Requisition ID: R10055153

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge, California, 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, 10% 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is currently seeking an Inspector Level 2 / Inspector 3 in Northridge, CA.  Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available.

This position may be filled as a level 2 or a level 3.  Basic qualifications for each level are listed below.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Inspection of materials from internal or external sources and services; involving physical inspection, documenting dimensional compliance and review of vendor certifications for compliance. This includes inspection of internally manufactured parts and final assemblies throughout all stages of production and review of final test data.
  • Responsible for inspection of product in accordance with drawings, work instructions, quality acceptance procedures, and maintenance of acceptance documentation/records.
  • Assist in generating and reviewing First Article Inspection Reports in accordance with AS9102.
  • Assist with Customer Source Inspections.
  • Responsibilities will include verifying calibration of tooling, gaging, and other equipment is valid and current.
  • Inspection will encompass a variety of techniques; e.g., visual inspection, conventional metrology (height gages, gage pins, thread gages, and dial indicators), calipers, micrometers, functional gages, etc.
  • Support project teams on nonconformance containment, corrective actions, root cause investigations, audits and other continuous improvement activities.
  • May require flexibility to work overtime, or within other departments as required.

Competencies for Success:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, diverse environment
  • Initiative, self-starter, adaptable, and high motivation for excellence
  • High energy, results oriented, self-motivated / self-reliant, team player
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interface with the organization at all levels
  • Positive individual who is willing to expand current skill set through schooling and training

Basic Qualifications for Inspector Level 2

  • High school diploma/GED and a minimum of two (2) years of related experience.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
  • Experienced with use of technical drawings and following manufacturing work instructions and inspection procedures.
  • Basic computer knowledge; e.g., Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to stand for extended hours during inspection and lift 50lbs.
  • Familiarity with soldering and soldering workmanship acceptance standards.
  • Must have good understanding of quality systems in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must be capable of coordinating nonconformance incidents and handling procedures.
  • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills.

Basic Qualifications for Inspector Level 3

  • High school diploma/GED and a minimum of four (4) years of related experience.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
  • Experienced with use of technical drawings and following manufacturing work instructions and inspection procedures.
  • Basic computer knowledge; e.g., Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to stand for extended hours during inspection and lift 50lbs.
  • Familiarity with soldering and soldering workmanship acceptance standards.
  • Must have good understanding of quality systems in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must be capable of coordinating nonconformance incidents and handling procedures.
  • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • TipQA Experience.
  • Familiar with AS9102.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Interim/Full Secret Clearance. 
  • Familiar with Costpoint MRP system.
  • Certified in J-STD-001, IPC-A-610, and IPC/WHMA-A-620.
  • Previous inspection experience in aviation, electronics, or ordinance.
  • Associates Degree in a Physical Science or Manufacturing related area.
  • Experienced with practices associated with ISO9001 and AS9100 Quality Management Systems.
  • Good working knowledge and experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

Salary Range: $20 USD - $34 USD
Salary Range 2: $24 USD - $40 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.