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Northrop Grumman Manufacturing Technician 2 - Space Components in San Diego, California

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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman's Space System's sector is looking for a Manufacturing Technician 2 to support the Space Components organization/business unit. This position is located in San Diego, CA.

Primary responsibilities :

  • Performs functions associated with all manufacturing operations, including working with engineers in set-up and calibration tasks, as well as performing rework and quality testing related to the production of parts, components, subassemblies and final assemblies.

  • Uses sophisticated programs to collect and evaluate operating data to conduct on-line adjustments to products, instruments or equipment.

  • Determines and may assist in developing methods and procedures to control or modify the manufacturing process.

  • Works with engineers in conducting experiments

  • Handling and managing fragile composite materials.

  • Bond, prep and bonding of composite structures to metallic fittings.

  • Notate usage, traceability, pot life, and out time controls on all adhesive materials used.

  • Report data and interface with other employees and departments.

  • Tooling preparation and release application.

  • Utilize measurement tools such as calipers, rulers, and tape measures for fabricating hardware.

  • Reading and understanding manufacturing blue prints and shop planning

  • Assist in maintaining overall shop appearance and cleanliness.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and or 3 years additional education and/or related discipline

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Excels in a team environment.

  • Ability to work under limited supervision.

  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to be on feet for up to 8+ hours each day.

  • Ability to work Overtime and Weekends as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a composites/manufacturing environment (space/satellite structures, aerospace manufacturing environment)

  • Demonstrated Mechanical Ability.

  • Initiative, self-starter, adaptable, and high motivation for excellence.

  • Able to read, write and work to written instructions, blueprints, or shop drawings in English.

  • Proficient use of basic shop arithmetic.

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize.

  • Experience or familiarity with ISO requirements, standards, and compliance issues.

  • Standard computer literacy skills in Microsoft Office: Word and Excel.

  • Experience with cranes and rigging, forklifts, and similar manufacturing equipment

  • American Weld Society (AWS) certified weld inspector (CWI) certification

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 : Manufacturing and Production