Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
Inspector 3
At a glance
Location: US-MA-Hopkinton Map
Posted: 01/12/2019
Closing: 02/11/2019
Degree: High School
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
Job description
Location: United States-Massachusetts-Hopkinton
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available
Clearance Type: None
Shift: 1st Shift
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.
Northrop Grumman is currently recruiting a Sr. Quality Inspector work in our Hopkinton, MA location.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Inspection of materials from internal or external sources and services; involving physical inspection, documenting dimensional compliance and review of vendor certifications for compliance.  This includes Inspection of internally manufactured parts and final assemblies throughout all stages of production and review of final test data.
  • Responsible for inspection of product in accordance with drawings, work instructions, quality acceptance procedures, and maintenance of acceptance documentation/ records.
  • Generating First Article Inspection reports
  • Managing Customer Source Inspections
  • Additional responsibilities will include coordination with suppliers for calibration of tooling, gaging, and other equipment
  • Inspection will encompass a variety of techniques; e.g., visual inspection, conventional metrology (height gages, gage pins, thread gages, and dial indicators), calipers, micrometers, functional gages, etc.
  • Support project teams on corrective actions, root cause investigations, and other continuous improvement activities. 
  • May require flexibility to work overtime, or within other departments as required. 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED (education will be verified)
  • Minimum of 4 years inspection experience in an Aerospace or similar technical environment.
  • Experienced with use of technical drawings, and following manufacturing work instructions and inspection procedures.
  • Basic computer knowledge; e.g., Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance, which requires US Citizenship
  • Good  working knowledge and experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Ability to stand for extended hours during inspection and lift 50lbs
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associates  Degree in a Physical Science or Manufacturing related area
  • Experienced  with CNC machined products manufacturing/ inspection
  • Experienced with practices associated with ISO and AS9100 Quality Management Systems
  • Previous history with passive microwave components and antennas.
Competencies for Success:
  • Positive individual who is willing to expand current skill set, through schooling and training
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, diverse environment
  • Initiative, self-starter, adaptable, and high motivation for excellence
  • High energy, results oriented, self-motivated / self-reliant, team player
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interface with an organization at all levels
Requisition may be filled at a lower level with a High School Diploma or GED and 2-3 years’ inspection experience in an Aerospace or similar technical environment.

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma / GED
  • At least 4 years of inspection experience in an Aerospace or similar technical environment
Preferred Qualifications:  
  • Associated Degree in a Physical Science or Manufacturing related area
  • Experienced with CNC machined products manufacturing/inspection
  • Experienced with practices associated with ISO and AS9100 Quality Management Systems
  • Previous History with passive microwave components and antennas
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.
Inspector 3