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Northrop Grumman Laboratory Technician 2 in Rocket Center, West Virginia

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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our products include launch vehicles, propulsion systems, missile products, subsystems and defense electronics, precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition, satellites and space components and services, and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is currently seeking a Lab Technician to join our team in Rocket Center, WV just outside of Cumberland, MD. The Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) site in Rocket Center designs, develops and manufactures tactical rocket motors, medium caliber ammunition, composite components and end items, and fuze and electronics equipment. For decades, the dedicated and highly skilled team at ABL have supported national security efforts by developing and building defense systems for DoD customers and U.S. allies.

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of technical procedures such as preparing routine solutions and reagents and performing routine reactions.

Makes and records observations; performs simple calculations; and collects and prepares data for evaluation.

Conducts laboratory support functions such as stocking and distributing supplies and equipment; arranging and dismantling apparatus

Performs technical and record keeping duties in conformance with company and regulatory policies and standards to meet quality and accuracy requirements.

Performs technical procedures in the research and development department

Prepares ingredients for manufacturing propellants and explosives of various mix sizes

Assists in energetic development operations for warheads, munitions, and rocket motors

Assists in maintaining equipment and contribute to a clean and safe operating area

Handles explosive materials and liquid explosives on a daily basis (will be required)

Prepares chemical solutions used in production operations following established procedures

Document work in notebook or manufacturing record

Supports and participates in various laboratory tasks as required

This position supports production in a 24/7 manufacturing environment.



• Two year degree or 2 years of related work experience

• Must be able to work with minimum supervision and use standard measuring equipment

• Must be able to work off shifts and weekends as required

• Experience using scientific instrumentation and equipment

• Must be able to obtain a Department of Defense Secret clearance; U.S. Citizenship is required

• Must have the ability to communicate effectively, be active in a fluid schedule, work safely, and be a resourceful team member

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

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