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Inspector 3

Requisition ID: R10087180

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • LocationLocation: Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • 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.

Machine Shop Assembly Inspector 3, Mechanical

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented and motivated individual for our assembly inspection team in Charlottesville, VA. This position will primarily support machine shop inspection.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Perform in-process, final and first article inspections on machined parts to include a review of manufacturing and process 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 work with machine shop personnel to provide information for modification of procedures and processes to produce quality parts as well as generating nonconformance reports for discrepancies discovered during inspection process.
  • The use of common tooling such as calipers, micrometers, and tape measures will be required for this position.
  • Proficiency in programming Coordinate Measurement Machines using PCDMIS is required
  • Must be available to work overtime as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/equivalent
  • 4+ years of experience in mechanical inspection, assembly, machining, or other equivalent experience: or and Associates degree in Mechanical engineering, Machining, Manufacturing with 2+ years of relevant experience or a related bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance. U.S. citizenship required.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and technical communication skills.
  • 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
  • Previous experience working in ISO-certified company and using Process Specifications or Military Standards to perform inspection or work activities.
  • Ability to pay continuous attention to detailed operations.
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish project results.
  • Ability to make decisions which have impact on the organization’s credibility, operations, and services.
  • Ability to frequently move and position objects weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to communicate over ambient noise level.
  • Ability to work 1st and or 2nd shift

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AS/BS or higher
  • Fluent in use of Microsoft applications and ability to learn new computer programs/applications
  • Certifications in Nondestructive Testing: (1) Visual Weld Inspection and (2) Liquid Dye Penetrant Testing
  • Understanding of GD&T standards and their application
  • Experience with SAP/MES interfaces
  • Experience with CAD/CAM and 3D Modeling Software
  • Previous experience working in ISO-certified company and using Process Specifications or Military Standards to perform inspection or work activities


Salary Range: $44,800 USD - $74,600 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.