Northrop Grumman Tool Gauge Inspector 2_Active Secret Clearance in Palmdale, California

Tool Gauge Inspector 2_Active Secret Clearance

Requisition ID: 17028740

Location(s): United States-California-Palmdale

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available

Travel: No

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 (NGAS) is looking for a Tool Gauge Inspector 2 to support the tooling department within Global Mission Excellence located in Palmdale, CA.

The responsibilities include:

  • Inspection of highly complex aircraft tooling including jigs, fixtures, dies, patterns and shop fabricated machine tools.

  • Determines and plans inspection procedure including layout and set up.

  • Assembles and uses tooling information and data received from production, tooling, engineering and other functions.

  • Inspections involve many closely coordinated location points, dimensions and/or tooling holes in several planes not at right angles or parallel, irregular contours requiring spring back and dimensional calculations, multiple acting principles and computations of compound angles.

  • Makes layout directly on tooling to check layout and workmanship of tool maker and coordination with related tools in the set when an error is suspected.

  • Uses complex blueprints, loft practice and procedures and trigonometry to solve oblique triangles.

  • Tests units for fit of moving parts and mechanical functioning.

  • Verifies accuracy of measuring instruments such as dial indicators, fixed gauges, height gauges, optical equipment, and electrical and functional gauges using master gauges.

  • May use optical instruments to examine measuring instruments for wear, damage, and defects, and makes adjustments to inaccurate instruments.

  • Maintains records of tools and tooling inspections.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and a minimum of 2 years of tooling experience.

  • Experience with understanding complex blueprints.

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

  • Must be technically proficient in Microsoft Office Suite to include but not limited to Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook

  • 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 and lifting up to 40 lbs.

  • 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

  • Must have an active in-scope secret clearance and the ability to maintain and obtain a program access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Have strong mathematical ability, specifically trigonometry

  • Full knowledge and use of QTIS system (NGAS) a plus

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.

Title: Tool Gauge Inspector 2_Active Secret Clearance

Location: California-Palmdale

Requisition ID: 17028740