Northrop Grumman Quality Control Technician 3 - Redondo Beach (SSBI) in Redondo Beach, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Quality Control Technician 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The selected candidates should possess a solid knowledge of visual inspection techniques using visual criteria to accept or reject products. It requires the knowledge of hazardous chemical handling/storage. Be familiar with military/industrial process standards/specifications related to inspection to space grade electronic assemblies.

Essential Functions:

  • Understanding of inspection workmanship criteria, rework and repair operations and quality testing related operations.

  • Uses detail acceptance instructions to validate product compliance to requirements, and predetermined methods, and prescribed specifications to visually inspect hardware assemblies of various complexities.

  • Visual inspection utilizing microscopes, micrometers, calipers, height gauges, borescopes and other measuring techniques.

  • Understanding of electronic and mechanical assembly drawings, work diagrams, customer specifications, inspection instructions, prescribed checklists, or other control procedures.

  • Inspection for structural flaws, internal and/or external defects as the result of defective material, reworks or repair cycles.

  • Candidate must be familiar with the Integration & Test QA processes for spacecraft/payload operations including discrepancy/disposition process, procedure review and approval, hardware and software configuration management, EAGE/MAGE processes and alignment operations.

  • Must be experienced with in-process and final satellite integration, test and launch on DoD, government and commercial programs, to include mechanical and electrical integration, system testing, near field range testing, mass properties, deployment testing and configuration verification for all activities.

  • Candidate must be able to work 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts, overtime, weekends and holidays. Must be able to travel and work offsite for extended periods. Must be able to work in confined spaces, climb ladders, elevated platforms, around sensitive equipment.

  • Candidate should have ability to read and interpret engineering blue prints and associated drawing notes and tier-level instructions.

  • Will be responsible for understanding material and equipment used for the manufacturing and inspection of these devices.

  • Will be responsible for following environmental, health and safety protocols and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

AA or other 2-year technical certificateand3 years of satellite integration experience.

A current in scope SSBI clearance or active TS/SCIis required.

Must beproficient in Microsoft Office Suite to include but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be willing to work any shift, overtime or non-standard work schedule.

  • Must be able to work around composites, epoxies, and sealants for long periods of time.

  • Must be able to perform moderately strenuous physical and repetitious work to include climbing, bending, crawling, stooping, and kneeling, lifting, working with arms overhead, leaning and laying.

  • Must be able Lift, grip, push, pull and hold 25+ pounds.

  • Must be able to work in and around Confined spaces to include but not limited to fuel tanks and ducts.

  • Must be able to push and pull own body weight to enter and exit confined spaces

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.