Manufacturing Technician 3 Iuka, MS

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.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Structures Business Unit (ASBU) has an opening for a Manufacturing Technician 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Iuka, Mississippi .

The Manufacturing Technician performs functions associated with all manufacturing operations, including working with engineers in set-up and calibration tasks, as well as performing rework and quality testing related to the production of parts, components, subassemblies and final assemblies. They use sophisticated programs to collect and evaluate operating data to conduct on-line adjustments to products, instruments or equipment. They also determine and may assist in developing methods and procedures to control or modify the manufacturing process.

This position can be filled at varying shift times including weekdays, nights and weekends. Shift differential paid during eligible shifts.


  • Work with engineers in conducting experiments

  • Relay and receive information

  • Work in collaborative team environment

  • Ability to be subject to a variety of physical conditions

  • Ability to wear respirator or other safety gear

  • Ability to handle and assemble small parts

  • Able to operate motor vehicles

  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 4 years additional education and/or related experience.

  • Ability to frequently move and position objects weighing up to 50lbs

  • Ability to work in a standing position for extended periods

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret level clearance, including Special Program Access within a reasonable period, as defined by the company to meet its business needs. Clearance is required to start, but not to apply

  • Ability to work any shift depending on business needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Composite manufacturing experience to include layup, assembling, or fabrication of composite parts

  • Experience using hand tools or measuring devices (Drills, grinders, sanders, cutting wheels, saws, tape measures, scales, micrometers, dial calipers, etc.)

  • Experience working to electronic or paper work instructions

  • Ability to read engineering drawings

Salary Range: $46,300 - $77,100

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.

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.