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Job #: R-00023569
Location: Manassas, VA
Category: Aviation Quality Control
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is dedicated to making the world a safer place. This starts with helping our customers in the Defense Industry achieve their critical missions. From our airborne work with sensors alerting warfighters to what's over the next hill, to our autonomous maritime platforms protecting sea lanes and shores; our dedicated Defense Group employees are solving critical challenges across the globe.

We are a full-service provider of airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions. We conduct full life cycle support – including air and ground ISR processing and integration and providing a 'tip-to-tail' solution for government agencies.

The Defense Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Quality Control Inspector. The Quality Control Inspector (QCI) activities include objectively evaluating the maintenance, preventative maintenance, rebuilding and alteration performed during all phases of work. The QCI will also perform parts receiving and inspection procedures. The Quality Control Inspector reports to the Quality Control Manager (QCM):

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Will be responsible for inspecting aircraft maintenance, modifications and alterations.
  • Will be responsible to perform in-process and final inspections for assigned tasks.
  • Will be familiar with inspection methods, techniques, aids, tools and equipment used within their assigned area of responsibility.
  • Will be responsible to ensure current applicable technical data is used for the assigned task.
  • Will follow specialized technical drawings and illustrations during the course of inspections.
  • Will have the necessary skills to use specialized calibrated tools and measuring equipment in the course of assigned tasks.
  • Will be able to understanding the current specifications involving inspection tolerances, limitations, and procedures established by the manufacturer of the article(s) being inspected.
  • Have ability to maintain accurate aircraft, engine, propeller, component logs and other records pertinent to airworthiness.
  • Perform all oversight inspections necessary to ensure the applicable record documentation is properly completed.
  • Ability to:
    • Crawl in and out of tight spaces
    • Comfortably work in confined areas in a kneeling or crouched position
    • Lift, balance and carry up to 50 lbs.
    • Work in enclosed hangars as well as exterior in year round weather conditions.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college and four (4) of experience.  Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Will be able to interpret drawings and engineering orders during inspection of individual parts made locally and off-site to ensure items meet specifications.
  • Be able to read and understand installation instructions, drawings and other material related to STC based alterations.
  • Have understanding of FAA regulations 43, 91, 145 and use of FAA form 337. Previous hands on sheet metal repair and modification experience is considered a plus.
  • Inspection Authorization (IA) desirable but not a requirement at this time, must be willing to obtain IA if future requirements change.
  • FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certificate required, IA preferred but not required. Minimum 5 years’ aircraft maintenance and/or inspection experience.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background in sheet metal, airframe, interior fabrication and modifications
  • Active Secret clearance


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Aviation Quality Control


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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