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Northrop Grumman Cable and Harness Technician 2 in Dulles, Virginia

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space 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're making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems has an opening for a Cable and Harness Technician - Level 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.

The selected candidate will perform a variety of operations and procedures in the manufacturing of cable/harness products.

Essential Functions:

Reads and interprets work Instructions, schematics, wire lists, and drawings.

Ensures quality of the hardware is maintained and company procedures are followed.

Ensures work is done with completeness, accuracy, adherence to operation sheets, ISO procedures, schedules, and assign tasks.

Provides regular communication to shop leads and Work Center management on status and technical issues.

The ideal candidate will/is expected to:

  • Interact daily with work center management, engineers, and harness, leads on technical issues, and status updates.

  • Demonstrate general technical knowledge in manufacturing. This includes interpreting complex engineering drawings, schematics, wire list, and diagrams.

  • Adhere 100% to established ISO processes, be diligent to detail, while being able to balance quality of work and efficiency.

  • Ability to pick up new task and learn quickly to include Splicing, torqueing, running wire, mating connectors, etc

  • Ability to work with a diverse team, take constructive feedback from Safety and QA support personnel, and understudy with an assigned mentor for up to 6 months.

  • Has a proactive attitude that does not need to be micromanaged, and can take direction.

  • Ability to work inside a clean room environment, hazardous operations in a a safe manor.

  • Ensures work is done with completeness, accuracy, adherence to operation sheets, ISO procedures, schedules, and assign tasks.

  • Ability to have a flexible work schedule with the occasional 3+ week launch campaign trip. Request to work weekend are common to support the dynamic schedules of I&T.

  • Hands on work around extremely fragile spacecraft. The focus for this position will be in executing technical process. All operation require a "buddy system" for checks and balances.


Basic Qualification:

*High School diploma or equivalent and minimum of 2 years additional education and/or related Cable and Harness experience

*Must have U.S. Citizenship

*Experience with Cable and Harness and capable on reading drawings, schematics and wire list.

Preferred Qualification:

•Experience in Aerospace Cable Harnessing

•Ability to successfully undergo through a DoD Top Secret clearance

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