Mechanical Technician 3 Redondo Beach, 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.

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening for a Mechanical Technician 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

Job Description:

  • Performs a variety of duties assisting mechanical engineers in the development of mechanical and electro-mechanical engineering designs, tests, fabrications, modifications, assemblies, and components.

  • Performs a variety of tasks ranging from repetitive to non-repetitive operations on electronic and/or mechanical assemblies and subassemblies.

  • Perform a variety of tasks including mechanical assembly, precision soldering, harness routing, bonding, electrical test using test procedures and other comparable tasks using tools such as solder irons, torque wrenches, machine tools, multimeters.

  • Must be able to work with various chemicals and solvents.

  • Devices, fabricates, and assembles new or modified mechanical components or assemblies.

  • Working from verbal or written instructions that provide methods and sequence of assembly operations. Using assembly drawings and diagrams.

  • Analyzes data and recommends modifications to components or procedure to meet desired specifications.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D) required.

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience performing mechanical assembly.

  • Knowledge and experience with the use of a variety of hand tools and mechanical equipment

  • Ability to read, interpret, and execute work to mechanical assembly drawings, wire lists and BOM's.

  • Experience working from one or more of the following: blueprints, schematics or engineering related drawings including work instructions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with antennas and electronics precision assembly.

  • Experience using common hand tools and calibrated tools Torque Wrenches, Heat Guns, Crimp Tools, Soldering Irons, Thermal Wire Stripers, Microscopes, Thermal Chambers/Ovens, etc

  • Familiar with electromechanical assembly.

  • Have common knowledge of precision type assembly work.

  • Work independently with minimal direction.

  • Strong communication skills and able to work in diverse teams of design engineers, manufacturing engineers and technicians

  • Demonstrated ability to perform precision assembly on spacecraft hardware.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and perform assembly to complex engineering drawings.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform bonding operations on spacecraft hardware.

Salary Range: $61,700 - $102,800

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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