NRE OperatorRadford, VA

Requisition ID: R10162528

  • Category: Non-CJCS

  • Location: Radford, Virginia, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Rotating Shifts (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: No

  • Positions Available: 8

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.

This full-time position is the entry level production position across New River Energetics (NRE) in Radford, VA. Once an employee has completed new hire training. Operators take direction from leaders and supervisors in order to safely produce quality products following work procedures and operating a variety of machinery.

Essential Functions

• Follow all safety, environmental, and production rules and procedures.

• Stop operations and notify Supervision of any abnormal conditions, including any potential safety hazards or unsafe conditions.

• Perform job so that product quality is assured.

• Inspect operating equipment on a daily basis.

• Call Maintenance for equipment repairs, or report to Leader or Supervisor.

• Detect and inform Leader or Supervisor of any problems with equipment or materials.

• Support NRE’s Performance Enterprise System (PES) initiatives.

• Perform all activities outlines in operating procedures for assigned work area.

• Set up and operate various types of production machinery.

• Maintain work are and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.

• Maintain production and operation records, including online record keeping and product identification tools.

Physical requirements to perform essential functions

• Lift of to 50 pounds repetitively

• Gripping and fine manipulation

• Push carts weighing up to 750 pounds

• Bend and stoop repetitively

• Stand, walk, and climb steps repetitively

• Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle

Work environment

• Must be able to work in all weather extremes

• Must be able to work overtime when needed, per the guidelines outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement

Key abilities required to perform essential functions

• Read and understand written and verbal procedures and work instructions

• Effective verbal communication skills

• Basic math skills

• Ability to function in a team environment

• Ability to carry out job assignment without direct supervision

• Ability to clearly write and record information

• Ability to access and accurately record time worked in electronic timekeeping system

• Ability to use a computer for production record keeping

• Ability to drive various vehicles including, but not limited to, powder van, passenger van, sedan, and pickup, as well as forklift as required by work assignment

• Commitment to operating safely, with environmental awareness, and with a focus on producing a quality product

Pay Information

  • $22.92/hr., then after 120 days, it increases to $24.62/hr.


  • Rotating Shifts, 5 – 8 hour days.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.