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Northrop Grumman Quality Control Technician 2 in Redondo Beach, California

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Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman SSSD has an opening for a Quality Control Technician 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, Ca .

The Quality Control Technician 2:

  • Performs analyses and tests of raw materials, packaging materials, and/or finished products from manufacturing, to ensure quality standards and compliance to customer and regulatory requirements, and tolerance specifications for the chemical or physical property.

  • Performs a variety of qualitative tests or qualitative assays on samples, and to aid in maintenance and certification of test instruments and apparatus to ensure compliance.

  • Prepares and monitors quality statistics and reports.

  • Reviews production records for conformance to procedures. Conducts non-conformance tests of manufactured, packaged or tested product.

  • Performs 1st article, in-process, and final inspection on machined or composite fabircated parts

  • Reads part drawings with a high degree of GD&T understanding

  • Reviews, analyzes, and possesses knowledge and ability to use inspection equipment such as:

  • Micrometers, Calipers, Height Gauges, Optical Comparators, etc.

  • Investigates problems and developing\recommending corrective actions for recurring discrepancies

  • Interfaces with manufacturing, engineering, customer, vendor and subcontractor representatives to ensure requirements are met

The ideal candidate must have a high level understanding of composite assemblies, complex assemblies, and their associated mechanical manufacturing processes.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

  • Flexible Schedules: For example, some roles offer the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent and 2 years of relevant experience

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance

  • Experience working with inspection equipment such as (micrometers, calipers, height gauges, optical comparators, etc)

  • Ability to read, interpret, and communicate blueprints, specs, and other technical documents

  • Experienced in one or more of the following:

  • Inspecting and generating discrepancy reports

  • Composite Fabrication or Inspection

  • Assembly Structure Inspection

  • Proof Load Testing

  • Vibration Testing

  • Interfacing directly with customers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous aerospace industry experience

  • Proficiency with SAP, CAPE, MEF, and Solumina software suites

  • Active DoD Government Clearance

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 Category : Mission and Quality Assurance