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Northrop Grumman Engineering Techinician IV (Union) (Space/Satellite) in Greenbelt, Maryland

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The Optics technician supports a variety of optical alignment, integration and test operations to include metrology of spacecraft and critical GSE components using a variety of equipment including portable coordinate measuring machines This is frequently done as part of an engineer/technician team paired with either a lead ETIS III or civil servant engineer.

The Union position is located at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.

Duties include:

  • Provide metrology and alignment support to function engineers for scientific instruments and spacecraft systems. Will utilize theodolites, laser trackers, laser radars and portable CMM arms.

  • Support maintenance, calibration and quarterly checkout of all assigned metrology systems.

  • Maintain inventory of metrology support equipment.

  • Support design of fixtures needed for project alignment, integration and test activities.

  • Maintain calibration and serviceability of optical instrumentation and accessories assigned to projects.

  • Support theodolite metrology operations as required.

  • Maintain lab facility cleanliness and organization of equipment.

  • Additional equipment maintenance and logistical duties as required.

  • May be cross-utilized and cross-trained to support all areas within the Optics Group in order to develop overlapping workforce skills.

Must be able to:

  • Works from ladders, scaffolding, catwalks, scissor lifts, etc.

  • Works while bending, standing, stooping, kneeling or in a prone position for extended times.

  • Works in closely confined spaces.

  • Lift and carry items up to 35 pounds.

  • Pushes and pulls heavy objects.

  • Ability to use hearing and vision protection. Ability to distinguish colors.

  • Work indoors in ambient conditions, frequently in a clean room environment.

  • Work with other personnel in a group that is team-oriented.

  • Accept and work within established policies and procedures pertaining to company rules and regulations.

  • Must be capable of passing required physical examinations and successfully completing assigned training or other related training or certifications as directed by ETIS III management.

  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office Suite software including Word and Excel


Basic Qualifications:

  • Education or years' experience commensurate with skill level required for position complexity as determined by management. 8+ years of experience supporting metrology, optical alignment and component development.

  • Familiarity with metal fabrication shop equipment.

  • Knowledge of engineering terms required. Ability to perform with minimal supervision read/interpret schematics and work from sketches/drawings required.

  • Working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of large hazardous research aerospace test facilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

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Job Category : Non-CJCS