Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Inspector in Plymouth, Minnesota


Locations:Plymouth, MN

Categories: Operations

Job Description

Job ID:CWS20181704-45139

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is seeking anInspectorfor ourPlymouth, MNlocation.

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.


  • Inspects parts and materials for conformity to standards, specifications, and processing requirements, including piece parts, circuit cards, sub-assemblies or final assembly hardware

  • Visually inspects for obvious defects or damage such as corrosion, cracks, dents, scratches, and pits. Makes accept/reject decisions on inspected goods.

  • Maintains records of results within multiple programs such as Costpoint and TipQA


  • High school diploma or equivalent, technical degree preferred

  • 2 years of experience as an inspector in aerospace industry or similar highly regulated environment

  • Achieved Certification per IPC-610 Rev E on the Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies

  • IPC J-STD-001E Solder Certification preferred but not required

  • Familiar with quality data / non-conforming material processing systems used to record inspection results

  • Can operate micrometers, digital height stands, microscopes and gauge pins

  • High school diploma or equivalent, technical degree preferred

  • Intermediate PC skills including knowledge of MS Office products, specifically Word & Excel

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team environment

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:1-3 Years

Education:High School/GED