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Quality Inspector 3, 1st AND 2nd shift available – Space Components

Requisition ID: R10094900

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • LocationLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

An organization within Northrop Grumman’s Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Spacecraft Components is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U.S. satellite built in the last 20 years.  


Learn more about Spacecraft Components at our website: 



Our San Diego, CA site is in search of a Quality Inspector 3 to join our growing team of qualified, diverse individuals for 1st (5:00 am - 2:30 pm) AND 2nd shift (1:00 pm -10:30 pm) 


Position Summary: 

  • Performs dimensional inspections per work order and drawing requirements 

  • Ability to utilize precision hand tools and surface plate setups 

  • Proficient blueprint reading experience 

  • Other duties as assigned 


Roles and Responsibilities: 

The Inspector 3 will have the relevant aerospace industry experience in the Quality Assurance department.  This employee will be working on small, medium and/or large government and commercial programs. 


Basic Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma and 5 years of additional education/or related experience 

  • Proficiency with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing per ASME Y14.5 

  • Proficient blueprint reading skills 

  • Familiarity with aerospace standards (ex. AS9100, ISO9001) 

  • CMM / FARO Arm Experience 

  • Composites Experience 



Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience inspecting tight tolerance machined components with complex geometry 

  • Experience with dimensional inspection using precision hand tools and surface plate setup 

  • Competent in Microsoft Word & Excel 

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team environment 

  • Familiarity with AS9100 or ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems 


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

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.