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Aircraft Inspector 4

Requisition ID: R10107055

  • CategoryCategory: Flight Operations
  • LocationLocation: Dulles, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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.

The Lead Inspector will ensure compliance with all Federal Aviation Administration Regulations and company standards in accordance with FAR Parts 91, 135 and 145, the Northrop Grumman General Maintenance Manual, and the Northrop Grumman Repair Station Manual and apply those regulations, procedures and policies to the inspection and maintenance of all company aircraft. Ensure all required inspection and maintenance items are completed prior to Release/Return to Service of all company aircraft. Responsible to the Chief Inspector in assisting with the tracking of required inspection and maintenance items using various Computerized Maintenance Program's and generating monthly maintenance projections. Coordinate planning of parts procurement and maintenance scheduling with the Director of Maintenance, Chief Inspector, and Maintenance Supervisor's. Works with vendors and manufacturers at their facilities to inspect and review work progress on company aircraft and assist in verifying aircraft airworthiness prior to returning to service.

Works in concert with the Director of Maintenance and Chief Inspector to coordinate Evaluation and Functional Check Flight's. Performs airworthiness inspections and determinations. Coordinates and informs the Director of Maintenance, Supervisors, and department Technicians, the Inspection Status of all company jet aircraft. Will be called upon to contribute to the maintenance effort as a technician from time-to-time as operational necessities dictate.

Complies with all company safety and security requirements and safeguards company and government information.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must possess FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificates

  • High School Diploma and 6 - 10 years of corporate jet maintenance experience

  • Previous Inspection and Return to Service experience as it pertains to FAR Part 91, 135, and 145

  • Previous experience and participation in FAA audits and inspections

  • Working knowledge of CESCOM and CMP maintenance tracking programs

  • Ability to pass and participate in an Initial and Random FAA and company-mandated Drug and Alcohol Testing Program

  • Ability to obtain and maintain airport security credentials

  • Ability to work and thrive in a team-oriented environment

  • Possess a current, state-issued driver's license


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current FAA inspection Authorization

  • 10 - 13 years of corporate jet maintenance experience with an emphasis in Return to Service and RII Program authority

  • Factory training and experience on Cessna Citation and Gulfstream aircraft

  • 2 - 4 years of experience as a Chief or Lead Inspector

  • Experience in department representation at FAA audits and inspections

  • Expertise in CESCOM, CMP, and/or other computerized maintenance tracking programs

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products

Salary Range: $79,800 USD - $133,000 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.