Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Associate Inspector

San Diego, CA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: JLH20181106-46088

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.

Job Description - Associate Inspector

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support company objectives by performing a variety of Inspection tasks including:
  • Programming and Operating CMM’s and Portable Arms (Romer Arm, Faro Arm)
  • Perform Surface Plate inspections using a variety of hand tools
  • Perform visual and dimensional inspections supporting in-process, final and receiving inspection operations
  • Perform source inspections at suppliers when required
  • Perform First Article Inspection IAW AS9102
  • Maintain CMM & CMM software in good working order
  • Train others on proper blueprint reading techniques, appropriate use of gauges and the use of CMM
  • Use CMM to perform First Article Inspection and provide data to Supervisor/Manager and or/engineers for assessment and material disposition
  • Conduct part layouts and capability studies to assure parts meet or exceed dimensional requirements of the customer
  • Strong CMM knowledge of tools, measuring equipment and inspection procedures, including sampling plans to accurately inspect all types of incoming, in-process or final components/assemblies/products for conformance to predetermined specifications
  • Strong knowledge of using precision hand tools, gages, calipers, micrometers, etc.
  • Have a strong knowledge of reading and interpreting part and drawings
  • Create, debug and verify new CMM programs using a cad solid model

Qualified Candidates should possess the following:

  • 0-2 years of Inspection experience in an Aerospace/Manufacturing environment
  • Experience (Programming and Operation) using PCDMIS (4-5 years)
  • Experience with CAD and CAD Translations
  • Experience with offline programming a plus
  • Experience using Portable Arms a plus
  • Excellent Blueprint reading skills
  • Extensive knowledge and application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Excellent troubleshooting and decision making
  • Positive Team Attitude
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime when required

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.

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 0-1 Year
Education: High School/GED
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space