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Northrop Grumman Bonder Metal or Composite 3 (Active DoD Secret Clearance Required) in Palmdale, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Composite Bonder Technician - Level 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

The selected candidate will bond a variety of dissimilar material assemblies (composite, metal, or laminate), parts, skins, components, equipment or structures into semi-finished or finished products.

Essential Function:

  • Read and interpret blueprint.

  • Lay out articles, cut parts or materials to size and apply liquid or solid bonding agents.

  • Understanding of complex ply orientations and vacuum bagging processes

  • Operate autoclave, hydraulic presses, and ovens to complete bonding cycle

  • Control conditions of heat, pressure, and timing by setting and operating various controls according to the specifications for the materials and the bonding agent being used

  • Sands, burrs and smooth over areas, applying sealing resins to cut or exposed edges

  • Monitors and verifies quality of finished product. Completes repairs on composite, metal or laminate bonded products using inspection and rework instructions

  • Required ability to be certified for a half & full face respirator

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Minimum of 5 years' composites experience in an aerospace, military, manufacturing and/or maintenance environment

  • Must be able to perform moderate strenuous physical and repetitious work to include: bending, stooping, kneeling, lifting up to 25 pounds, and working overhead

  • Must be able to access small confined spaces and work in an enclosed environment

  • The ability to pass Special Medical/Respiratory Exam.

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance with a background investigation completed within the last five years with the ability to obtain program access.

  • The ability to work 1st "5 am - 3:30 pm" or 2nd shift "4:12 pm - 2:42 am" and any work schedule

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with structural subassemblies such as rudders, flaps and stabilizers

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

Job Category : Manufacturing and Production

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