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Test Inspection Manager 2

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Northrop Grumman Corporation

San Diego, CA

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San Diego, CA 92109


Northrop Grumman is seeking a Quality Inspection Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in our Mission Systems sector. This position will report into the Mission Assurance functional organization and will support all programs and contracts.

The Quality Inspection Manager supervises employees who inspect product to determine compliance with Northrop and customer requirements. T

he Quality Inspection Manager will monitor all work operations of their direct reports on a daily basis and actively assist

or provide direction as required and may perform, in staff or professional groups of on-going tasks of the organizational


Must be able to understand and interpret process procedures, drawings, and other documentation that pertains to

the manufacturing of product.

Accomplish tasks mainly through direct supervision of non-exempt employees. Meets the minimum requirements of

executive exemption under the FAIR Labor Standards Act. They will ensure that projects are completed on schedule

following established procedure and schedules.

Roles and Responsibilities for Quality Inspection Manager

Monitor and track SAP deliveries and rejection metrics for the site, and implement critical process improvement to ensure the highest quality product is delivered to the customers

Communicate risks and opportunities to management and programs on found in inspection and shipping

Provide Manager oversight for the inspection group, input for mid-year and end of year performance, provide hiring and training of new inspectors, and provide conflict resolution

Attend management product status weekly meetings and provide presentations to quality management on status of trending metric changes

Meet and work with Customers on a daily basis for quality related tasks relating to shipping and return product and verify that product is shipped on time

Meet and work with DCMA on a monthly basis for the selloff of product

Manage overtime for the group and provide weekend support when needed, and review and approve time charging for inspectors

Provide headcount and hiring forecasts for First, Second, and Fourth shift inspectors functions

Responsible for the control and disposition of production and customer scrap

Conduct audits and support third party audits of the facility

Ensure that correct and effective metrics are utilized to improve product compliance.

Identify innovative ways to improve the efficiency of inspection and reduce the inspection time

Function as the first line for the identification of potential counterfeit material

Identify quality problems, issues, and defects through root cause investigation and corrective action implementations

Support assigned programs by identifying quality requirements as defined by the contract.

Enforce quality and operational requirements as defined by our in-house processes and NGIS quality manuals to

program management, engineering, and manufacturing.

Enforce in-house Quality and Operational requirements for compliance to ISO-9001.2000, AS9100 Rev C, and In-house

Operational Manuals.

Actively pursue corrective action to ensure compliance to our contracts, processes, and procedures.

Develop and maintain activities/metrics to support the Quality Assurance activities in pursuit of Quality tasks.

Provide guidance to peers and management in the pursuit of quality excellence.

Develop and maintain customer satisfaction.

Ensure compliance of our deliveries to our customers both for schedule and quality.

Create and monitor visual aids QPII's (Quality Planning Inspection Instructions).

CSI coordination for sell-off and in-process inspection when needed.

Use various measuring and inspection equipment.

May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of progressive experience.

5 years of experience acting is a leadership role.

3 years working is quality, supply chain, program management, engineering, business, or manufacturing.

Must have a current active DOD Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain a Special Program Access clearance

Experience conduction root cause and corrective actions on identified quality problems, issues, and defects.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in STEM or Business.

10 years of experience acting is a leadership role

5 years working is quality, supply chain, program management, engineering, business, or manufacturing.

Knowledge of industry specifications, quality standards, and regulations, e.g. AS9100, ISO9001, AS5553, AS6174, and


SAP experience.

Basic GD&T knowledge.

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.

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Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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