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Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman (DoD Skillbridge) Antenna RF Technician in Goleta, California

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation's military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman's 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members.

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman - Military Internship Program (DoD SKillbridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals - Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission "Defining Possible" on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome - Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty

  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement

  • Will receive an honorable discharge

  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS

  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

  • Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

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 Components has an opening for an Antenna RF Technician 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Goleta, CA .

Job Description:

The successful candidate:

  • Installs, tests, troubleshoots, and repairs RF antenna systems, components and wiring in accordance with technical specifications and engineering instructions.

  • Fabricates, installs and tests the installation, routing, and clamping of wiring harnesses for space and aerospace applications.

  • Reads wiring diagrams and blueprints.

  • Performs work in an approved environment during specified work hours.

  • Understands and follows basic instructions and guidelines.

  • Relays and receives information effectively through various forms of communication (written, verbal, email, etc.).

  • Works in a variety of physical conditions and positions.

Qualifications:

Responsibilities for this internship requisition position are:

Internship Description:

The Northrop Grumman Military Veteran Program (NG-MVP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MVP is an opportunity for service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training and through individual internships during the last 180 days of service. Any rank, enlisted or officer, may apply for SkillBridge. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members. Your unit Commander must authorize participation in NG-MVP prior to start of internship.

NG-MVP is a program that will bridge the gap for transitioning service members and is held 3 times a year at various Northrop Grumman installations around the country. Service members will gain valuable experience and training throughout their internship with a potential opportunity to gain employment with Northrop Grumman upon completion of active duty service obligation.

NG-MVP Eligibility:

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty

  • Is within 180 days of separation or retirement

  • Will receive an honorable discharge

  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS

  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 4 year's additional education or Associate's degree and 2 plus years of relevant work experience as an RF technician

  • Applicants must be a US citizen.

  • Background in RF, microwave component and/or antenna manufacturing, assembly, and testing including antenna range operations

  • Certification and/or experience with solder applications

  • Active Secret clearance

  • Experience using diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot electrical or mechanical issues

  • Prior work using their hands in custom-built equipment, machine shop, craftsmanship, painting etc.

  • Ability to work independently, stay task-oriented, following work instructions and/or detailed drawings, take ownership of workmanship, quality, on-time-delivery,

  • Familiarity with MS Office software

  • Ability to receive unit command approval

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess aerospace experience

  • Experience in satellite reflector antenna and phased array antenna design and manufacturing

  • Experience using common RF lab test equipment such as microwave network analyzers and computer-aided test equipment

  • Military experience with assembly, test and/or maintenance of RF or electronic equipment

  • Received unit commander's approval to participate in DoD skillbridge

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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