Manufacturing Technician 3Beavercreek, OH

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.

Title: Manufacturing Technician 3 - First Shift

Job Code: K99803


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available






Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) is seeking level 3 Manufacturing Technician to join our Beavercreek, (Dayton) Ohio. We are a world-class manufacturer of composite primary and secondary structures for commercial and military aircraft and launch vehicles. Our work is mission critical and directly contributes to national security.

The Manufacturing Technician 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. They use sophisticated programs to collect and evaluate operating data to conduct on-line adjustments to products, instruments, or equipment. They also determine and may assist in developing methods and procedures to control or modify the manufacturing process.

This position can be filled at varying shift times. Shift differential paid during eligible shifts.

Additional job functions/responsibilities include:

  • Fabricate composite components/tools, which may include bond prep, tool prep, ply kit generation, lamination, vacuum bagging, de-molding, trimming, finishing, core fabrication, and bond work

  • Troubleshoot and solve unique problems working with engineering and other composite technicians

  • Handle perishable materials, paying close attention to expiration dates and out time life, and traceability information

  • Read and interpret job orders, drawings, and specification sketches

  • Operate handheld tools. (e.g.) Scissors, razor knives, grinders, drills, sanders, cutting wheels, saws, routers, etc.

  • Utilize lean manufacturing principles and disciplines to enhance quality, cost and delivery

  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment

  • Support other departments or completes other duties as necessary

  • Be able to operate autoclave and curing ovens

  • Work in both FOD critical and FOD sensitive environments and observe all related safety procedures

  • Responsible to completed and pass job specific qualifications programs required to perform task

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED and 4 years of composite or Aerospace manufacturing fabrication or assembly experience

  • Mechanical aptitude/ experience (please be sure, this is highlighted on your resume)

  • Ability to work in a standing position for extended time periods and to lift 50 lbs

  • Ability to work flexible/changing schedules and weekend

  • Ability to work in Kettering or Beavercreek location

  • Proficiency in Microsoft application

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Composite manufacturing experience to include layup, assembling, or fabrication of composite parts

  • Experience using hand tools or measuring devices (Drills, grinders, sanders, cutting wheels, saws, tape measures, scales, micrometers, dial calipers, etc.)

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, technical specifications, and operating procedures

  • Prior Military

  • A&P License

Salary Range: $25 - $42

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.