Engineering Technician 1Charlotte, NC

Requisition ID: R10163020

  • Category: Technical Support

  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: No

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman’s Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, SYNOPTICS is the world-wide leader in the growth, fabrication, and coating of crystalline materials used in laser systems. These “solid-state” laser crystals are used in products ranging from medical lasers to military laser systems. The Charlotte facility has been operating for over 40 years in the laser industry and has developed the reputation of providing the highest quality products with timely deliveries. Within the facility, solid-state oxide and fluoride crystals are grown from a high-temperature melt. SYNOPTICS has full optical fabrication capabilities for various plano and spherical geometries. SYNOPTICS serves the photonics and optics industry across the globe.

Learn more about SYNOPTICS at our website: .

Job Duties:

  • Provides technical support to engineers on a variety of technical tasks.

  • Support process equipment to ensure smooth 24/7 operation in Thin Film Coating departments.

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining, and modifying existing coating chambers and chamber components.

  • Serve as the backup for the Maintenance engineer in design, fabrication, and modification of equipment and tooling.

  • Assist in performing preventative maintenance, maintain critical equipment and tooling in TFC; heavy lifting up to 50lbs is expected.

  • Work closely with manufacturing supervisors, engineers, and department personnel to fully document coating related equipment parts drawings, tooling, check sheets and to integrate them into process documentation.

  • Work with other department engineers and managers on long term projects such as improvement of existing and/or obsolete electrical/PLC components. Individual will be expected to learn the basics of Thin Film Deposition processes to support job function.

Basic Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma or GED.

  • Excellent fine motor skills.

  • Good oral communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Able to follow written operational procedures.

  • Willingness and capability to learn new tasks.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work experience within an engineering or production environment.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Previous engineering technician experience.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects and adjust to priority changes within a dynamic work environment.

  • 2-year technical associate degree focusing on engineering, electronics and/or 3 years related experience.

Salary Range: $42,600 - $71,000

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.