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Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) Composites Production Operator 1 in Beavercreek, Ohio

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation's military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman's 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29 .The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members .

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman - Military Internship Program (DoD SKillbridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals - Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission "Defining Possible" on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome - Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

 Has served at least 180 days on active duty

 Is within 12 months of separation or retirement

 Will receive an honorable discharge

 Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS

 Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

 Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

Job Description:

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 (NGAS) is seeking a composite production operator to join our Dayton, Ohio team. 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.


· Read and interpret blueprints. Follow written instructions; work with molds and tools, preparing them for the layup process.

· Perform composite layup, bonding of honeycomb core and assembly operations of composite materials, trim composite laminates and honeycomb core as needed for bonding process

· Operate small hand held pneumatic tools e.g. grinders, drills, sanders, diamond cutting wheels and saws

· Operate ovens and autoclaves

· Utilizes standard measuring equipment

· Frequently uses recognized problem solving methods to solve unique problems

· Utilizes lean manufacturing principles and disciplines to enhance quality, cost and delivery

· Maintain a clean and safe working environment in line with company policies

· Support other departments or completes other duties as necessary

The ideal candidate must be willing to be technically developed. You create a culture where teamwork and collaboration drive success. Additionally, you must be able to work in a process-centric environment.


Basic Qualifications:

· Must have an Active, In-Scope, DOD Security clearance or higher that has been granted / renewed within the past 5-6 years

· High School diploma

Preferred Qualifications Example:

· Meets DoD SkillBridge Qualifications as per DODI 1322.29

· Previous Composite Manufacturing and Assembly experience

· A & P Mechanic

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