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Northrop Grumman Mechanical Technician 2/3 in Manhattan Beach, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking the next Mechanical Technician 2/3 to join the Electronics and Payloads, Electronic Assembly and Test team. In this role, ensure a consistent, high quality product worthy of space flight product production. This position will be based in Manhattan Beach, CA.

The ideal candidate will performs a variety of duties assisting mechanical engineers in the development of mechanical and electromechanical engineering designs, tests, fabrications, modifications, assemblies and components. Devise, fabricate, and assemble new or modified mechanical components or assemblies.

Analyze data and recommend modifications to components or assemblies to meet desired specifications. Proficient in interpreting schematics and meeting critical dimensions outlined in specifications. Mechanical technician level 2/3s will be required to comprehend and achieve requirements consistently and with minimal defects and maximum efficiency.

The selected candidate must thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations. This person must exhibit high levels of communication, teamwork and manual dexterity. This person will act as a resourceful point of contact for the engineering, planning and management teams. Candidate must have experience working on diverse assignments in a collaborative/team settings across all levels. Candidate must be comfortable in a lab environment and be able to collaborate closely with manufacturing engineers, hardware designers, and test engineers.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 2 Technician: High School diploma or equivalent and 2+ years additional education and/or related Mechanical Technician experience

  • Level 3 Technician: High School diploma or equivalent and 4+ years additional education and/or related Mechanical Technician experience

  • Capable of performing advanced J standard soldering operations

  • The ability to obtain and maintain an SCI Clearance

  • Experienced in interpreting schematics and/or blueprints

  • Understand health and safety and chemical handling requirements

  • Knowledge of chemical handling and disposal practices

  • Ensure a consistent, high quality product worthy of space flight product production

-Must be available and willing to work overtime as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with training and or mentoring to J standard requirements preferred

  • Active SCI Clearance

  • Experience soldering fine pitched leaded devices, wiring, and unit assembly preferred

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.

Job Category : Technical Support