Thermal Test Technician- Electronic Technician 2/3 Redondo Beach, CA

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Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space Systems Division, has an opening for an Electronic Technician 2/3, to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

The Thermal Test Department is seeking a Thermal Test Technician ( Electronic Technician 2/3 Classification) with electronics and mechanical skill set to support thermal vacuum and thermal cycle testing of complex flight and development hardware. Preferred candidate will be a 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): roughing, cryo and turbo molecular pumps

  • Ability to frequently move and position objects weighing up to 50 pounds

  • Monitor pressure with ion and convection gauges

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

  • Install, fabricate and troubleshoot 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)

  • Ability to work off hours and weekends

  • Ability to frequently move and position objects weighing up to 50 pounds

  • Work in high bays and cleanrooms

  • Candidate must be willing to support any shift when required.

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:

  • For Electronics Technician level 2 High school diploma or equivalent and 2 years additional education and/or related experience

  • For Electronics Technician level 3 High school diploma or equivalent and 4 years additional education and/or related experience.

  • Experience with one or more of the following: Blueprints, Technical Drawings, Diagrams, Instructions, or Schematics .

  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Clearance and SCI Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance, DoE Q Clearance OR SCI Access.

  • Experience working on space flight hardware or thermal testing

  • Experience with LabView and data acquisition systems

  • Experience working in a clean room facility

  • Experience with mechanical repair and metal fabrication

Salary Range: $51,800 - $86,400

Salary Range 2: $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.

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