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Job #: R-00103853
Location: Manassas, VA
Category: Aviation Quality Control
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Rotating
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000
Group: Defense

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Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. 

Are you ready for your next challenge?

The Leidos FAA certificated FAR 145 Repair Station has an opening for an aircraft Quality Control Inspector at our Manassas Virginia facility. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in support of the Leidos Repair Station, the Quality Control (QC) Inspector activities include inspecting maintenance, preventative maintenance, repairs, modifications, and alterations performed on aircraft within the Leidos Repair Station.

What’s in it for you?

The inspection requirements may be established by the manufacturer of the article being inspected, industry standards, current specifications involving inspection tolerances, limitations, and procedures; Leidos Repair Station and/or FAA Requirements. The inspections will be completed at various stages of work from initial up to the final inspection and return to service. Inspections will be visual and mechanical in nature using various types of precision measuring equipment. The QC Inspector will also perform parts receiving and inspection procedures. The QC Inspector reports to the Quality Control Manager (QCM).

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

THE CHALLENGE (primary responsibilities)

  • Follow the Leidos Repair Station Repair Station / Quality Control Manual.

  • Responsible for inspecting aircraft maintenance, modifications, and alterations.

  • Responsible to perform in-process and final inspections for assigned tasks.

  • Familiar with inspection methods, techniques, aids, tools, and equipment used within their assigned area of responsibility.

  • Responsible to ensure current applicable technical data is used for the assigned task.

  • Follow specialized technical drawings and illustrations during inspections.

  • Have the necessary skills to use specialized calibrated tools and measuring equipment during assigned tasks.

  • Understand the specifications involving inspection tolerances, limitations, and procedures established by the manufacturer of the article(s) being inspected.

  • Ability to create and maintain accurate aircraft, engine, propeller and component logbook entries and other records pertinent to airworthiness.

  • Perform all oversight inspections necessary to ensure the applicable record documentation is properly completed.

  • Interpret drawings and engineering orders during inspection of individual parts made locally and off-site to ensure items meet specifications.

  • Read and understand installation instructions, drawings and other material related to STC based alterations.

WHAT SETS YOU APART (basic qualifications)

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field and 2 years of aircraft maintenance and/or inspection related experience, Master's Degree and less than 2 years of aircraft maintenance and/or inspection related experience; High School Diploma and 6 years of aircraft maintenance and/or inspection related experience.

  • FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certificate required.

  • Understanding of FAA regulations 43, 91, 145 and use of FAA form 337.

  • Ability to read and follow OEM technical publications (AMM, SRM, IPC).

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, engineering and structural drawings.

  • Ability to use precision measuring equipment such as micrometers, dial indicators and torque wrenches.

  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point products.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

  • Candidates will be required to undergo a DOT/FAA pre-employment drug test prior to being hired or transferred into a Department of Transportation safety-sensitive position.

Ability to:

  • Crawl in and out of tight spaces.

  • Comfortably work in confined areas in a kneeling or crouched position.

  • Comfortably work at heights that may require access by ladders, scafolds or manlifts.

  • Lift, balance and carry up to 50 lbs.

  • Work in enclosed hangars as well as exterior in year round weather conditions.

  • Work off site as required.

Security Clearance Requirement

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • FAA Inspection Authorization in addition to A&P certificate.

  • Experience with general aviation / corporate aircraft, such as Textron / Beechcraft King Air, Bombardier Challanger or Global.

  • Previous inspection or hands-on experience in the areas of sheet metal repair, structural modification, and major/minor alterations.

  • Experience with aircraft weight and balance process and CG computations.

  • Experience working in a FOD controlled environment.

  • Experience working with DCMA 8210 procedures and requirements.


Pay Range:

Pay Range $54,600.00 - $84,000.00 - $113,400.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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