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Final Assembly Inspector 2

Requisition ID: R10041366

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, 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: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 6

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.

Inspects mechanical final assembly installations of the aircraft such as fuselage, wings, flaps, landing gears, and tail assemblies. Inspects systems such as hydraulic, pneumatic, oil, heat, and brakes. Visually and physically inspects electrical installations. Rechecks work after adjustment or repair. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures. Maintains necessary inspection logs and writes inspection reports.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is looking for a Final Assembly Inspector 2 to support the Delivery Inspection located in Palmdale, CA facility.

Responsibilities include:

  • Visually and physically inspect aircraft center fuselage structure, system and electrical installations for conformance to engineering requirements using a variety of precision measurement equipment and inspection tools to include micrometers, calipers, ball gages, flashlights, mirrors, ohm meters, laser gauges and depth gages.
  • Structure inspections include location, gap verification, shim installation, hole drilling, fastener installation, sealing and coatings.
  • System installations include tube, hose, valve, fastener installation, sealing and coatings common to hydraulic, pneumatic and fuel systems.
  • Electrical installations include route, clamping, string tie, connector mating, pin insertion, crimping and coatings.
  • Locate, identify and accurately document nonconforming product/material at time of discovery per applicable procedures.
  • Visually and physically inspect rework and repair for compliance per engineering requirements.
  • Mentor technicians on nonconforming product/material discovered during inspection to include engineering requirements, how to identify the nonconformance and process improvement.
  • Develop, promote, and maintain collaborative team environment with fellow inspectors, 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 and full face respirator

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma plus 2 years relevant mechanical and or inspection work experience.
  • Must have experienced familiarity with inspection tools
  • Must be 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.
  • Active Secret Clearance.
  • Ability to obtain Special Program Access.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 MRB process preferred.

Salary Range: $50,000 USD - $83,400 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.