Northrop Grumman DoD SkillBridge (Beavercreek OH)Manufacturing Technician 1 & 2 Beavercreek, OH

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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.

NG- Military Internship Program Description:

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation's military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman's 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members .

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman - Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for SkillBridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals - Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission "Defining Possible" on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome - Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty

  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement

  • Will receive an honorable discharge

  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS

  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

  • Received Unit Commander ( first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

Northrop Grumman - Aeronautics Systems - Aerospace Structures is seeking level 1/ 2 composite production operators to join our Kettering, Ohio - Air Dominance group. We are a world-class manufacturer of composite primary and secondary structures for commercial and military aircraft and launch

vehicles. Our work is mission critical and directly contributes to national security. This is a non-first shift position, although your initial training will occur during first shift.


  • Fabricate composite components/tools, which may include bond prep, tool prep, ply kit generation, lamination, vacuum bagging, de-molding, trimming, finishing, core fabrication, and bond work

  • Troubleshoot and solve unique problems working with engineering and other composite technicians

  • Handle perishable materials, paying close attention to expiration dates and out time life, and traceability information

  • Read and interpret job orders, drawings, and specification sketches

  • Operate handheld tools. (e.g.) Scissors, razor knives, grinders, drills, sanders, cutting wheels, saws, routers, etc.

  • Utilize lean manufacturing principles and disciplines to enhance quality, cost and delivery

  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment

  • Support other departments or completes other duties as necessary

  • Be able to operate autoclave and curing ovens

  • Work in both FOD critical and FOD sensitive environments and observe all related safety procedures

  • Responsible to completed and pass job specific qualifications programs required to perform task

The ideal candidate must be interested in technical growth. You enjoy a culture were teamwork and collaboration drive success. Additionally, you must be able to work in a process-centric environment.

This position requires an active DOD Secret clearance. While you are waiting for clearance, you will be performing non-cleared first-shift work for other groups in support of our mission. Once you receive your clearance, you will begin working your assigned position.

Basic Qualification: Composite Level 1

  • High School Degree or equivalent (GED)

  • • Basic computer skills

  • Mechanical aptitude/ experience (please be sure this is highlighted on your resume)

  • Ability to work flexible/changing schedules and weekend

  • Ability to work in Kettering or Beavercreek location

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DOD Secret clearance

Basic Qualification: Composite Level 2

  • High School Diploma or GED and at least 2 years of experience in Aerospace or Manufacturing environment

  • Mechanical aptitude/ experience (please be sure this is highlighted on your resume)

  • Ability to work flexible/changing schedules and weekend

  • Ability to work in Kettering or Beavercreek location

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DOD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability using standard measuring equipment and power hand tools

  • Hand skills to include working with scissors/razor knives to cut raw material to specific dimensions

  • Demonstrated Mechanical Ability

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize

  • Composite manufacturing experience to include layup, assembling and fabricate of composite part

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, technical specifications, and operating procedures

  • A&P License

Salary Range: $36,300 - $60,500

Salary Range 2: $43,200 - $72,000

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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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