Logistics Quality Assurance SpecialistAmberley, AUS

We're building a reputation as the place to be in Defence. With strong local management, a sound investment, and a fresh approach, we're on an exciting trajectory and building unique capability. Leveraging the kind of leading-edge US capabilities and technology most can only imagine, our close-knit 800-strong team is busy delivering World-leading solutions to safeguard Australia's future. And, together, we're growing a business where everyone contributes and everyone matters.

Northrop Grumman Australia provides the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) with through-life support for its fleet of KC-30A Multi-role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft-a derivative of the Airbus A330-200. The platform is a trusted and proven asset and the program is continually growing in capability and expertise.

Your Role

As a Logistics Quality Assurance Specialist reporting to the Supply Operations Manager, your responsibilities will be critical and multifaceted. Primarily, you will identify and investigate Quality (Defect) Notifications pertaining to non-conforming Contractor Managed Commonwealth Assets (CMCA) and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) entering or stored in Defence warehouses. This pivotal role encompasses the duties of a Unit Inspection Officer (UIO) as outlined in the Electronic Supply Chain Manual (ESCM). Additionally, you will manage and coordinate the disposal of KC-30A CMCA and GFE, adopting the responsibilities of a Disposal Manager.

Your tasks will include the inspection and reception of Commonwealth of Australia (CoA) owned products in alignment with ESCM standards, liaising with key stakeholders to ensure regulatory compliance, raising Disposal Surveys as per Department of Defence (DoD) policies, resolving discrepancies to facilitate timely transactions, monitoring and updating inventory via relevant Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, and supporting general warehousing duties as needed. Strong stakeholder engagement skills are essential as you will frequently coordinate with internal and external parties to optimise processes and compliance. Your role will be instrumental in enhancing process efficiencies and supporting the sustainment of Authorised to Fit Products through diligent obsolescence management.

About You

Your background demonstrates a rich tapestry of experience in Spares Inventory Management and Logistics Management within the Defence environment, specifically with a focus on aeronautical products. You possess deep knowledge and practical experience in the inspection, receipt, and disposal of Commonwealth-owned products. Your proficiency with in-service Supply support of Defence aeronautical products is well-established, and you are adept in using MILIS, CAMM2, SAP, or similar Inventory/Maintenance Management Systems. Your familiarity with Defence Supply and Technical Regulations and inventory management policies further qualifies you for this role.

Additionally, your strong stakeholder engagement skills have consistently enabled effective communication and collaboration with diverse groups, ensuring alignment and compliance with operational objectives. As a strong team player who can also function independently, you have proven your ability to self-manage and collaborate effectively within larger groups. This role is designed for someone who is not just seeking a job, but a pivotal career opportunity in a challenging and rewarding environment.

What's in it for you:

Whatever your role, life stage, or background, you can shape your career here in your way with highly challenging work, great colleagues, and career development, plus a range of flexible benefits and working patterns.

  • Commitment to your Professional Development - further education, leadership development, professional industry memberships, and unlimited access to a range of online training

  • Options for flexible & hybrid work including 9-day fortnight

  • Purchased annual leave

  • Salary packaging including novated car leases

  • Generous paid parental leave

  • Volunteer Leave

  • Health & Wellbeing program

  • Employee Assistance Program

Defining Possible means something different to each one of us. What's Your Possible?

Doing the Right Thing and Sharing Success are two values underpinning how we behave at Northrop Grumman. Here, everyone matters, and we proudly encourage individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply to join our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Note: As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, you will need to be an Australian Citizen. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, so your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.