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Job #: R-00052657
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: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse Aviation Professionals always have a multitude of career choices. Your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions.  We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but also change the world. We offer a robust benefits package including competitive salaries; company matching 401K Retirement Plan; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; tuition reimbursement and more.

Airborne Solutions Operations (ASO) in the Defense Group at Leidos is seeking Aircraft Quality Control Inspector to work on a program that provides high resolution imagery/products via system integration, collection operations, processing, and dissemination of Data, in CONUS & OCONUS.  You will be expected to utilize your experience to help our program achieve critical mission success by supporting an evolving aviation environment. Your efforts will help ensure performance through detailed inspections and improvement activities. The successful candidate must be an agent for change, and have a passion for quality while being self-motivated. This requires a broad understanding of all aspects of aviation including maintenance and operation functions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • 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)

  • 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 monitor 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

  • Perform liaison duties between the government flight representatives and program management

  • Support AS9100 and IS-BAO compliance requirements as requested by ASO QM

  • Must have the ability to draft and review flight and ground operating procedures compliant with AR 95-20

  • Must be able to obtain and sustain a secret clearance and be willing to travel (post COVID) 40%

  • Performing site audits to ensure Leidos policies and procedures, regulations and customer requirements are being met

  • Addressing Internal and External Corrective Action Requests (CAR) and provide a timely, sustained resolution through Root Cause Analysis

  • Ensuring that sensor modifications or component changes are in compliance with approved technical data and procedures

  • Preparing and/or presenting weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports

  • Providing assistance in the classification of repairs and alterations in relation to Major or Minor Repairs

  • Must have ability to acquire and sustain a Secret DoD Clearance


  • BS degree and eight (8)+ years of prior relevant experience. BS degree may be substituted with additional years of direct experience working in aviation programs in support of defense contracts under DCMA INST 8210.1 / AR 95-20 requirements

  • FAA Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) Certification

  • FAA Federal Aviation Regulations since we also operate and maintain aircraft under FAR Part 91

  • In depth knowledge of DCMA 8210.1C

  • Experience with AS9100/AS9110 requirements

  • Ability to create and maintain aviation program manuals, forms, and records

  • Must have at least five (5) years’ experience maintaining and/or returning aircraft to service

  • Must be able to work independently with little to no supervision as well as part of a project team with strong analytical and communication skills

  • Shall meet the physical demand rating of light: lifts on an occasional basis; a maximum of 25 pounds with frequent or constant lifting of 10 pounds

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Must be proficient in utilizing Microsoft Office products

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Aviation Program Support and standard US Army operating procedures

  • FAA Inspection Authorization (IA)

  • Prior experience using SharePoint

  • Active DOD Secret Clearance

  • Experience in General Aviation, King Air

General Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Must possess a current passport

  • Must possess a valid state driver's license

  • Must read, write, speak and understand English

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

  • Work off site as required


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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COVID Response

Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective January 18, 2022, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit

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