Northrop Grumman (DOD SkillBridge) Manufacturing Technician 2 / 3 Oxnard, CA

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-identifies 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 . NG-MIP 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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman's Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Spacecraft Components 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 Spacecraft Components at our website: .

The Payload and Ground Systems business sector is seeking a qualified Manufacturing Technician (Soldering) to assist with operations in general manufacturing to solder and assemble precision electro-mechanical products such as gyros and gear train mechanisms. This position is based out of the Oxnard, CA site.

Primary Responsibilities :

  • Performs functions associated with all manufacturing operations, including working with engineers in assembly, set-up and calibration tasks, as well as performing rework and quality testing related to the production of parts, components, sub-assemblies and final assemblies

  • Perform rework and quality testing related to the production of parts, components, sub-assemblies and final assemblies

  • Determines and assists in developing methods and procedures to control or modify the manufacturing process

  • Works with engineers in conducting experiments

  • Handling and managing fragile composite materials

  • Notate usage, traceability, pot life, and out time controls on all adhesive materials used

  • Report data and interface with other employees and departments

  • Tooling preparation and release application

  • Utilize measurement tools such as calipers, rulers, and tape measures for fabricating hardware

  • Reading and understanding manufacturing blue prints and shop planning

  • Assist in maintaining overall shop appearance and cleanliness

Basic Qualifications for Level 2:

  • High School diploma or equivalent with 2 years additional education and/or manufacturing or mechanical experience

  • Must be a US Citizen

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

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

Basic Qualifications for Level 3:

  • High School diploma or equivalent with 4 years additional education and/or manufacturing or mechanical experience

  • Must be a US Citizen

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment (space/satellite structures, aerospace, Automotive, composite, industrial)

  • Prefer J-STD-001 soldering certification and/or NASA-STD-8739.3 solder certification

  • Must have experience in soldering

  • Experience with composite bonding and electronic soldering is not a requirement but a plus

  • Demonstrated Mechanical Ability

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

  • Able to read, write and work to written instructions, blueprints, or shop drawings

  • Proficient use of basic shop arithmetic

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize

  • Experience or familiarity with ISO requirements, standards, and compliance issues

  • Microsoft Office skills (Word and Excel)

  • Experience with cranes and rigging, forklifts, and similar manufacturing equipment

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

Salary Range 2: $56,600 - $94,300

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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