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Flight Inspector 4

Requisition ID: R10068188

  • Category IconCategory: Flight Operations
  • Location IconLocation: Yuma, Arizona, 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: 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 Defense Systems Sector is seeking an F-35 Flight Inspector 4 to support aircraft modification and heavy maintenance programs as part of the Maintenance Repair Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) Contractor Field Team. The selected candidate will be responsible for completing all required inspections associated with on-aircraft maintenance, repair and modification of the F-35 during MRO&U operations.


  • Evaluates documents, instructions, and procedures to be be followed during execution and communicates within various levels of the organization
  • Verifies work for quality, completeness, and proper function as well as adheres to processes, procedures, and specifications
  • Directly impacts Northrop Grumman’s objective of optimizing our role as a key partner in the F-35 program
  • May require travel to other Department of Navy CFT locations for extended periods of time

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a High School diploma or GED with a minimum of 6 years of additional education and/or related work experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Safety, Tool Control, Foreign Object Damage (FOD), Supply and HAZMAT programs
  • Ability to conduct audits, in progress and after the fact inspections and compose reports and correspondence as necessary in the performance of assigned duties
  • Active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance or interim secret clearance.
  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 10% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5th Generation aircraft experience
  • Thorough understanding of fighter aircraft systems and operations
  • Fighter aircraft MRO&U experience
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings/specifications/maintenance instructions and apply their intent for evaluating any deviations from specifications to determine acceptability of operations
  • Experience using precision measuring tools and inspection instruments/equipment

Salary Range: $57,800 USD - $96,300 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.