Field Engineer - DoD SkillBridgeFort Greely, AK

Requisition ID: R10154078

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Fort Greely, Alaska, United States of America | Vandenberg AFB, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

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.

Job Description:

Perform as a maintenance technician for the GMD team located at Ft Greely Alaska and Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. In this role, you are responsible to support all IFICS Data Terminal (IDT) hardware and software GMD Communication Node Equipment (GCN) and the Ground Fire Control and Communication system (GFC/C) maintenance, scheduling, troubleshooting and repair. Support customer deliverables, process development, and improvement. This position requires collaboration and teambuilding across multiple program IPTs, sub-contractors, and extensive customer interface as well as an On-call commitment as directed by the customer for emergency maintenance actions.


  • Interface with the MDA customer on site as needed.

  • Maintain GMD assets in a manner of system availability over 99% to the customer.

  • Provides maintenance activities, property control, facility, safety, security and daily production related to the IDT, GCN, and GFC/C systems.

  • Report all anomalies/ incidents IAW standard maintenance policy and procedures.

  • Support customer site visits and provide briefings on upgrades and obsolescence issues.

  • Attend site and program specific meetings, develop slides, charts, and white papers for decision making as required.

  • Support the Ground Weapons Systems (GWS/GS) products hardware / software integration, upgrades, and repair requirements.

  • Conduct software patching and anti-virus updates according to contract and SOW requirements.

  • Travel will be required approximately 10% of time.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical Engineering or related discipline with 2 years of related experience. An additional 4 years of professional and related experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

  • Active Secret Security Clearance and ability to obtain COMSEC and TS/SCI Clearance required.

  • Certification meeting DoD 8570 requirements (e.g., Security+)

  • Knowledge of local area networking (LAN) fundamentals with specific experience working with Ethernet routers, switches, and protocols in TCP-IP based communications system.

  • Strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and ability to work unsupervised at a remote site and interface with a diverse group.

  • Knowledge of Redhat/Linux, Windows and Virtual computing environments.

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of time as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CCNA certified technician

  • Practical experience with Active Directory

  • Experience with SolarWinds applications.

  • Experience in log file analysis.

  • Experience with /understanding of COMSEC Handling, Taclane operations.

  • IFICS Data Terminal hardware/software experience or training

  • Experience with Windows, Solaris, Redhat/Linux applications desired.

  • Process orientation and strong skills in using and following documented processes / checklists.

  • Willing to work flexible schedule to maintain operational capability.

  • Knowledge of military command, control, and communication systems.

  • Strong Communications Skills.

  • Knowledge of maintenance, logistics, and MMICS database desired.

  • Team Player

  • Understanding or experience with Satellite Communications

Salary Range: $72,100 - $108,100

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.