Engineering Technician 3 (1st shift) - Space Components Commerce, CA

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.

This is an Engineering Technician position supporting the Pressure, Flow, and Dynamic Load Test functions at NG, Commerce. The test engineering group performs physical and mechanical verification of spaceflight hardware fabricated for aerospace applications. The role's primary responsibility is manufacturing and testing of elastomer materials with a secondary responsibility in supporting pressurized testing activities.

Primary responsibilities of the position are as follows:

  • Manufacturing and testing of elastomer materials for use in space flight applications in accordance with internal processes and standards

  • Handling, Setup, and Testing of tooling assemblies for use in diaphragm manufacturing and test using fork lifts, cranes, and/or hoists

  • C lean and maintain work areas, tools and molds in order to maximize equipment downtime through Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and 5S

  • Communicate with internal management and customers related to test execution

  • Support continuous improvement and lean initiative tasks including current state process definition, identification of non-value added activity and future state planning.

Secondary responsibilities of the position are as follows:

  • Perform test fixture setup and validation.

  • Support all qualification and acceptance testing of tank hardware, including pressure and flow tests.

  • Support physical and/or static load tests and document into customer deliverable reports.

  • Support execution of environmental testing, including test setup, filling and draining of hardware, pressurization, test environment application, and test break down.

  • Assist vendors with safe handling and processing of pressure vessel hardware

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma

  • Understanding of compression molding concepts

  • Familiar and comfortable with pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical systems

  • Strong mechanical assembly capability / expertise

  • Problem solving skills utilizing superior mechanical ability, the ability to multitask, and prioritize work are required.

  • Ability to read, write and interpret written instructions, blueprints, or shop drawings in English.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and follow written procedures.

  • Must be able to work within established procedures for data control.

  • Excellent documentation, organization and communication skills.

  • Initiative, self-starter, adaptable, and high motivation for excellence.

  • Strong attention to detail, self-motivated, excels in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Direct experience in elastomer manufacturing or testing

  • 2-5 years' experience in Test Engineering or Test Lab environment

Salary Range: $61,700 - $102,800

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.

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