Test Technician 3 / 4 (2nd Shift - Will start on 1st 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 Space Systems Group is seeking Engineering Test Technician Level 3 or 4 based out of the Goleta, CA site. Work will be collaborated with a dedicated Test & Metrology team using a variety of mechanical, environmental and computer driven Metrology equipment. Daily tasks will take this individual throughout our 83,000 sq. ft. engineering and manufacturing facilities, supporting a variety of program needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide test and technical support to engineers on a variety of technical tasks.

  • Execute comprehensive component and system level test plans, procedures and test events

  • Participate in test planning and test readiness reviews

  • Analyze measurement requirements and equipment measurement tolerances.

  • Define and maintain documented best practices for test processes and equipment.

  • Contribute to maintaining and improving test equipment and infrastructure.

  • Gathers, maintains, formats, compiles, and manipulates technical data, such component and systems level test results and engineering design changes.

  • Conduct tests and record data to assist with engineering evaluation or analysis.

  • Maintains engineering documentation and reports (procedures and test reports)

  • Support internal and external customers' needs.

  • Identify, troubleshoot and solve test problems and provide assistance to manufacturing, inspection and engineering issues.

  • Analyze data and provide reports in a variety of customers' format.

This requisition may be filled at either an Engineering Test Technician 3 or an Engineer Test Technician Level 4 as per the below Basic Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

  • High school diploma or GED and at least 4 years of additional education and/or related experience

  • 4 years overall experience as a technician in the manufacturing/engineering field

  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and mechanical drawings

  • Experience working in Cleanroom Environment and Environmental Test Area

  • Availability to work overtime and weekends as needed.

  • Must be able to work on feet for extended periods of time and have the ability to manipulate equipment weighting up to 50 pounds.

  • Must be willing and able to work (2nd Shift Hours: 1:30pm - 11:00pm PST)

Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:

  • High school diploma or GED and at least 6 years of additional education and/or related experience

  • 4 years overall experience as a technician in the manufacturing/engineering field

  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and mechanical drawings

  • Experience working in Cleanroom Environment and Environmental Test Area

  • Availability to work overtime and weekends as needed.

  • Must be able to work on feet for extended periods of time and have the ability to manipulate equipment weighting up to 50 pounds.

  • Must be willing and able to work (2nd Shift Hours: 1:30pm - 11:00pm PST)

Salary Range: $62,900 - $104,900

Salary Range 2: $74,900 - $124,800

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.