Manufacturing & Harnessing Technician 1 / 2 - 2ND SHIFT 1:30pm-11pm - Deployable Space StructuresGoleta, CA

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2ND SHIFT - 1:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Manufacturing and Harness Technician

An organization within Northrop Grumman's Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Mission Enabling Products is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U.S. satellite built in the last 20 years. Learn more about Mission Enabling Products at our website: https://www.northropgrumman.com/space/spacecraft-components/ .

Our facility in Goleta, CA is seeking a Manufacturing Harness Technician specializing in harnessing and related electrical assembly and test, with aerospace industry experience working on small, medium and/or large government and commercial programs.

  • A cable harness technician manufactures cable / harness products. Reads and interprets Work Instructions, schematics, wirelists, and drawings. Ensures quality of the hardware is maintained and company procedures are followed. Ensures work is done with completeness, accuracy, adherence to operation sheets, ISO procedures, schedules, and assign tasks. Provides regular communication to shop leads and Work Center management on status and technical issues.

Primary Responsibilities :

  • Will be reviewing, interpreting, maintaining, and completing paperwork and electronic data associated with hardware assemblies to maintain data and material traceability.

  • Will be working with electrical harness assemblies, including interpreting schematics and building compliant electrical assemblies as well as conducting electrical tests such as continuity and insulation resistance.

  • Will be routing wiring harnesses on flight hardware.

  • Will follow procedure and direction from management as well as work from drawings or sketches, and collaborate with engineers to develop or proof new processes.

  • Will work with soldering, wire stripping, contact crimping, contact insertion and removal, harness routing and strain relief.

  • Will work with structural bonding and application of coatings using various epoxy and silicone adhesive products.

  • Working level understanding of force, torque, and precision hand tools.

  • Work to follow and determine, optimum order of assembly for complex harnesses, mechanical structures, and devices.

Basic Qualifications for level 1:

  • High school diploma or GED 0 years of additional education and/or related experience

  • Demonstrated Mechanical Ability

  • US Citizen able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance

  • Ability to read, write and work to instructions written in English.

  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 40 pounds

  • Ability to be on feet for up to various hours each day

  • Ability to work flexible hours, overtime, and different shifts based on demanding manufacturing schedules

Basic Qualifications for level 2:

  • High school diploma or GED 2 years of additional education and/or related experience

  • Demonstrated Mechanical Ability

  • US Citizen able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance

  • Ability to read, write and work to instructions written in English.

  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 40 pounds

  • Ability to be on feet for up to various hours each day

  • Ability to work flexible hours, overtime, and different shifts based on demanding manufacturing schedules

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with solar cell technology and CIC wiring

  • Proficient use of basic shop arithmetic

  • Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to read and follow directions on engineering drawings and Schematics, preferred.

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

  • J-STD-001 Soldering Certification (expired okay- current preferred)

  • NASA STD 8739.1 Certification (expired okay- current preferred)

  • NASA STD 8739.4 Certification (expired okay- current preferred)

  • Knowledge of ESD and Flight Hardware handing

Salary Range: $39,900 - $66,500

Salary Range 2: $47,600 - $79,300

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.