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RI CMM Mechanical Inspector 3 (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10097865

  • CategoryCategory: Flight Operations
  • LocationLocation: Gilbert, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.


  • Perform in-process and final inspections on satellite harnesses to include a review of the associated product build documentation.
  • Confirm acceptable quality standards and workmanship practices in assigned work centers by learning/practicing process specifications and using workmanship standards during everyday job functions.
  • Identify discrepant conditions and generate nonconformance reports for discrepancies discovered during inspection processes.
  • Perform audits of work areas to ensure compliance with ISO 9001/AS 9100 procedures.
  • Train and mentor new hires or less-experienced personnel in multiple skills identified on the PA skills matrix for assigned area of work
  • Review work instructions / build plans and provide approvals as Product Assurance representative

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/equivalent
  • U.S. citizen
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience
  • Fluent in use of Microsoft applications and ability to learn new computer programs/applications
  • Technical writing skills
  • Must have CMM and other mechanical tool experience.
  • Ability to measure and inspect from drawing.
  • Strong work ethic and good attitude - it should be evident from output of work that the best possible effort was given
  • Personal initiative to become engaged in assigned work area without needing to be coached or led to next assignment
  • Must be able to read engineering documentation and inspect to drawings and parts lists, inspection plans, and supplemental instructions
  • Willingness to work 2nd shift activities and occasional overtime or weekend support is required
  • Have held workmanship certifications at previous employment locations for manufacturing standards (e.g. IPC-A-620, NASA 8739 series, etc.) within the past 2 years
  • Previous experience working in ISO-certified company and using Process Specifications or Military Standards to inform inspection or work activities
  • Experience performing lead inspection function, or equivalent technical role, in either a manufacturing or integration environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluent in use of TIPQA, Costpoint, or other database applications
  • Knowledge in how to read schematics and wire lists
  • Active workmanship certifications from accreditation/standards companies, such as IPC
  • Associates (2 year) degree from accredited institution
  • Experience inspecting aviation or space harnesses

Salary Range: $27 USD - $43 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.