Manufacturing Technician 2 (2nd Shift)Goleta, CA

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, Mission Enabling Products (MEP) is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U.S. satellite built in the last 20 years.

Learn more about Spacecraft Components at our website: https://www.northropgrumman.com/space/spacecraft-components/ .

The Payload and Ground Systems business sector is seeking a qualified Manufacturing Technician to assist with operations in general manufacturing to solder and assemble precision electro-mechanical products such as gyros and gear train mechanisms. This position is based out of the Goleta, CA site.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of duties relating to the fabrication or assembly of mechanical components for larger assemblies.

  • Sets up and tests complete prototype units and subassemblies under operational conditions. Analyzes data and recommends modifications to components or test procedure to meet desired specifications.

  • May assist mechanical engineers in the development of mechanical and electromechanical engineering designs, tests, fabrications of assemblies and components.

  • Performs functions associated with all manufacturing operations, including working with engineers in set-up and calibration tasks, as well as performing rework and quality testing related to the production of parts, components, sub-assemblies, and final assemblies.

  • Uses sophisticated programs to collect and evaluate operating data to conduct on-line adjustments to products, instruments, or equipment.

  • Determines and assists in developing methods and procedures to control or modify the manufacturing process.

  • Handling and managing fragile composite materials.

  • Notate usage, traceability, pot life, and out time controls on all adhesive materials used.

  • Report data and interface with other employees and departments

  • Reading and understanding manufacturing blueprints and shop planning

  • Assist in maintaining overall shop appearance and cleanliness.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 2:

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • High school diploma or GED and at least 2 years of additional education and/or related experience

  • Ability to read, write and work to instructions written in English.

  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 40 pounds

  • Ability to be on feet for up to various hours each day

  • Ability to work flexible hours, overtime, and different shifts based on demanding manufacturing schedules

  • Initiative, self-starter, adaptable, and high motivation for excellence

  • Ability to navigate and operate within a Microsoft Office Environment (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

  • Demonstrated Mechanical Ability

  • Ability read and follow directions on engineering drawings and/or schematics

  • Familiarity with the proper hand tool technique and safety (wrenches, screwdrivers, etc

  • Familiarity with the concept of Torque

  • Must be willing and able to train on 1st shift (6am - 3:30pm) for the first 3-6 months before transitioning to 2nd shift

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient use of electronic test equipment such as DC power supplies, Digital Multimeters, and Source Meters.

  • Proficient use of basic shop arithmetic

  • Experience or familiarity with ISO requirements, standards, and compliance issues

  • Experience with cranes and rigging, forklifts, and similar manufacturing equipment

Salary Range: $48,600 - $81,000

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