Quality Control Technician 2/3East Hartford, CT

Requisition ID: R10161198

  • Category: Mission and Quality Assurance

  • Location: East Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions 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.

AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Unit, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications. We are seeking a Quality Control Technician to support our Special Programs team in East Hartford, CT.


Reporting to the Quality Lab Supervisor, the Quality Control Technician should have technical strengths in verification of requirements specified for operations, products, processes, and documents. Must possess the ability to plan and organize work in order to effectively and successfully accomplish assigned tasks. Have the ability to work multiple programs while maintaining attention to detail. Accurately interpret drawings and specifications. Working knowledge and understanding of GD&T is essential for this role. Be strategic in the identification of technical needs and solutions coupled with a strong program execution focus. Possess excellent communication skills and effectively interface with AOX technical and non-technical department members, suppliers, and customers.

This position may be filled as either a level 2 or a level 3.

Learn more about AOX at


  • Verify optical, ceramic, and mechanical components and sub-systems. Verify electrical assemblies and wiring harnesses. Recommend verification or test methods and statistical process control procedures for achieving required levels of product compliance and reliability. Propose changes in design to improve measurement assessments, systems and/or process reliability.

  • Review and verify optical and electrical testing methods and results. Witness and verify product performance testing. Compile data and define changes required in product design, test equipment, test procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements. Evaluate product compliance to specified requirements and readiness to release. Other assignments presented by the Quality Manager.

  • Compile data and evaluate safety critical components and constructions in system design, equipment and procedures to mitigate risks. Develop safety documents as required to support customer and test/certification requirements.

  • Design and implement Quality plans for use in verifying in-coming product Quality.

  • Perform product safety and EMI testing on systems and sub-assemblies as required.

  • Research, evaluate and qualify supplier approval requirements, perform first article qualifications, perform internal audits, monitor and manage internal and supplier corrective actions

  • Participate in MRB as needed.

Basic Qualifications for level 2:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 2 years direct experience in a quality assurance verification or an Associate Degree in Quality, Manufacturing or Technology and Quality Assurance Verification. May substitute four years' experience in lieu of degree/diploma

  • Experience in operating Coordinate Measuring Machinery (CMM)

  • Strong problem solving and collaboration skills and verbal/written communication skills

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills

  • US Citizenship is a requirement for employment

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance

Basic Qualifications for level 3:

  • Same as for level 3, with a minimum of 4 years direct experience in a quality assurance verification or an Associate Degree in Quality, Manufacturing or Technology and Quality Assurance Verification. May substitute four years' experience in lieu of degree/diploma

P referred Qualifications:

  • Experience in DoD, Aerospace and/or Semiconductor Fabrication Manufacturing

  • QC/Verification experience with optical, ceramic, and/or electro-optical sensors and systems verification, precision optics, opto-mechanical and electrical products

  • COTs product development

  • Experience working in or implementing Copy Exact control systems

  • Experience in reliability prediction and in-use reliability measurements

  • FMEA, RCCA, Risk management, or Quality auditing experience

  • Experience implementing ISO 9000, AS9100, TL9000, TS16949, ISO 13485, and/or CMMI for Development

  • Active Top Secret Clearance

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional travel to our Devens facility and/or supplier sites for source verification or supplier evaluation

  • Excellent hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time and light physical effort required

Salary Range: $48,600 - $81,000

Salary Range 2: $57,800 - $96,300

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.