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Inspector 2

Requisition ID: R10066602

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, 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: No
  • 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 Mission Systems is seeking a talented Inspector to join our team in Rolling Meadows, IL.

The selected candidate will perform in-process and final inspections on electro-mechanical parts, assemblies, and / or subassemblies in accordance with applicable internal and external standards. The Inspector must have the ability to read / interpret engineering drawings and specifications and contractual language. The candidate must have experience using various mechanical inspection tools, such as micrometers and calipers. Experience of applicable industry standards like IPC-A-610 or equivalent is highly desired. The ideal candidate will have a minimum one year of experience performing inspections in manufacturing of electro mechanical parts with proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Clearly, accurately and concisely communicate potential defects to quality engineers for disposition.
  • Identify trending defects not limited to single product or program.
  • Inspects, verifies and validates parts and assemblies of mechanical, electrical, structural components or systems meet engineering and program requirements.
  • Visually and physically inspect installations and recheck
  •  Work after rework, adjustment or repair.
  • Monitors and verifies that product quality is in accordance with engineering drawings, work instructions, and other control procedures.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, diagrams, and specifications.
  • Maintains necessary inspection documentation, writes inspection reports, and enters inspection data and defect information into a computer database.
  • Frequently interfaces with internal teams across the organization and external customers and contacts.
  • Participates in team activities and provides expertise and guidance for effective problem-resolution.
  • Audits processes and activities in accordance with documented procedures.

Basic Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • High school diploma and 2+ years of relevant electro-mechanical inspection experience.
  • 2+ years of experience working with performance & inspection documents
  • Ability to obtain & maintain a DoD Secret clearance (US Citizenship required).
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs,

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Ability to cross train in multiple work centers
  • Competent cross functional communication and interaction.


    Salary Range: $40,200 USD - $67,000 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

    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?

    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.