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Northrop Grumman Wind Tunnel Model Fabrication Technician 3 in Redondo Beach, 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Wind Tunnel Model Fabrication Technician 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The Wind Tunnel Model Fabrication Technician 3 will be expected to:

  • Collaborate directly with engineering to construct complex models and test articles to exacting tolerances per the requesting engineers direction.

  • Build Wind Tunnel Models/Test Articles to support AERO system developement and design.

  • Provide specialized parts and hardware to facilitate test and evaluation of prototype articles.

  • Responsible for quality and integrity of fabricated components associated with technology development, test and verification.

  • Supports test execution requirements associated with the models.

  • Travel to various test site locations and support the Responsible Engineers testing efforts.

  • Extensive knowledge in specialized functions related to building and testing of models.

  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, specifications and blueprints.

  • Will be working and communicating with supporting organizations such as engineers, customers and senior leadership.

  • Must be able to work first or second shift and extensive overtime as needed.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED with 5 years of experience in general shop fabrication and conventional machining processes.

  • Experience using engineering drawings, specifications and blueprints to determine machine tolerances, dimensions and other design requirements.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Security Clearance and SAR program access.

  • Ability to work 1st and/or 2nd shift as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Security Clearance at the Secret level.

  • 5 years of Wind Tunnel Model fabrication experience including test support.

  • Ability to use FARO and/or Laser Tracker inspection system

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.

Job Category : Technical Support