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Northrop Grumman Electronic Technician 2 in East Hartford, Connecticut

Electronic Technician 2 Special Programs - East Hartford CT

Adaptive Optics Associates - Xinetics (AOA Xinetics), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Venture, is currently seeking an Electronic Technician 2 to support Special Programs business activities in East Hartford CT.

AOA Xinetics (AOX) is a leader in developing 'smart' electro-optical and opto-mechanical products. Across its three Business Areas Xinetics, Image Metrology and Special Programs, AOX designs, manufactures and services optical & photonic solutions world-wide. Our customers include Government, Industrial, U.S. Defense Primes and Second-tier Contractors; Markets for these technologies include astronomy, logistics, and defense missions such as directed energy and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (i.e. ISR); several potential direct and adjacent market segments also exist.

AOX excels in a range of applications from adaptive optical systems, deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors, and sub-nanometer precision actuators to photonic systems that acquire and process data in real time for a variety of high-availability applications. AOX's market offerings include lightweight passive and active CERAFORMTM and CERAPRINTTM silicon carbide (SiC) optics and precision structures as well as large and small precision opto-mechanical systems supporting electronics and sophisticated controls software.


Reporting to the Special Programs Production Manager, the Electronics Technician 2 will perform routine technical functions related to the support of manufacturing activities such as testing, fabrication, modification, and assembly of electronic, mechanical, and electro-mechanical systems, experimental design circuitry, prototype models or specialized test equipment. Applications may include analog, digital and/or video type circuits and logic systems. Guidance will be readily available from technical staff.


  • Work from schematics, drawings, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans to perform routine testing, checkout, troubleshooting, prototype building, environmental testing, and simple developmental engineering tasks

  • Conduct defined engineering tests, collect data as assigned, and utilize routine development or diagnostic equipment

  • Perform routine operational tests and fault isolation on development systems and equipment to ensure conformance with design specifications

  • Diagnose and isolate malfunctions down to component level


Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Electronics

  • 4 years of electronics technical experience

  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and mechanical drawings

  • Experience using Oscilloscope, VOM, DVM, signal generators, power meters, and similar test apparatus and basic hand tools

  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills

  • U.S. Citizenship is a requirement for employment

  • Occasional domestic/international travel up to 10% of the time

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance

  • Soldering experience

  • Cable and Harness experience

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time and work with basic hand tools

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 : Technical Support