Northrop Grumman Electronic Technician 2 in Redondo Beach, California

The Thermal Test Department is seeking an ElectronicTechnician 2 with electronics and mechanical skill set to support thermal vacuum and cycle testing of complex flight and development hardware. Preferred candidate will bea self-starter able to work independently or in small teams using schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions to perform environmental testing set up and operations. Must be able to demonstrate machine operations as well as mechanical and/or electrical maintenance and repair. The ideal candidate has experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Typical duties include:

  • Operation of thermal vacuum chambers and the associated equipment such as (not limited to): rough, cryo and turbo molecular pumps

  • Monitor pressure with ION and convection gauges

  • Utilize convection, conduction and radiative methods of heating and cooling energy transfer

  • Install, fabricate and trouble shoot thermocouples

  • Hook up basic electrical circuits as related to heaters used in thermal vacuum chambers

  • Perform helium leak detection and basic plumbing

  • Setup and operate QCM and/or RGA contamination monitoring equipment in vacuum chambers

  • Work safely with liquid nitrogen and gaseous nitrogen

  • Operate cranes, forklifts and other various lift equipment

  • Utilize computers and software used for data acquisition and test heater control

  • Program and operate temperature process controllers (set point, ramp rate, high and low limits)

  • Basic Electronic skills (AC/DC/resistance measurements)

  • Work in high bays and cleanrooms

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or other 2-year technical degree with1 yearsof experience as a mechanical/environmental technician, or a high school diploma plus5 or more years of related experience

  • Experience working on space flight hardware

  • Ability to work night shifts, off hours and weekends

  • Ability to operate machinery involved in thermal testing

  • Ability to work with tooling and heavy equipment including lifting up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to obtain/maintain a DoD Security Clearance (Secret, SSBI/SCI)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Security Clearance (Secret, SSBI/SCI)

  • Experience in thermal vacuum testing or applicable flight hardware test experience

  • Experience with LabView and data acquisition systems

  • Experience working in a clean room facilityNorthrop 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.