Composite Bonder Technician 4Clearfield, UT

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Are you ready to put your experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, our Aeronautics Systems sector is currently seeking Composite Bonders based in Clearfield, Utah. You will be responsible for bonding a variety of dissimilar materials (composite, metal, or laminate) assemblies, parts, skins, components, equipment or structures into semi-finished or finished products.

Please note: Only external candidates and NG employees who are not currently composite bonders at the Clearfield site will be considered under this requisition.

Essential Functions:

  • Read and interpret blueprints.

  • Lay out articles, cut parts or materials to size and apply liquid or solid bonding agents.

  • Understanding of ply orientations and vacuum bagging processes

  • Operate autoclave, hydraulic presses, and ovens to complete bonding cycle.

  • Control conditions of heat, pressure, and timing by setting and operating various controls according to the specifications for the materials and the bonding agent being used.

  • Sands, burrs and smooth over areas, applying sealing resins to cut or exposed edges.

  • Monitors and verifies quality of finished product. Completes repairs on composite, metal or laminate bonded products using inspection and rework instructions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED with at least 6-years of relatable aircraft experience in manufacturing/production experience (or similar)

  • DoD Secret Security Clearance and special program access required to start, but not required to apply

  • Must be able to perform moderate strenuous physical and repetitious work to include: bending, stooping, kneeling, lifting up to 25 pounds, and working overhead.

  • Must be able to access small, confined spaces and work in an enclosed environment.

  • Ability to work flexible, changing shifts, including weekends

  • Ability to pass medical/respiratory evaluation in order to obtain and maintain necessary respirator clearance and compliance with all respirator fitting requirements.

  • Must be able to pass a New Hire Physical prior to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of AFAB Certification (115- Structures, 120- Composites, 110- Blueprints, 130- Ethics)

  • Experience with hydraulic parts, aircraft fabrication, assemblies, components, and systems in an aerospace, automotive, military, manufacturing and/or maintenance environment

  • Completion of an A&P certificate program

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance with a background investigation completed within the last six years with the ability to obtain program access.

  • Experience with structural subassemblies such as rudders, flaps and stabilizers.

Salary Range: $59,300 - $98,800

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.