Dimension Control Technician 3/4Iuka, MS

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems Business Unit (ASBU) has openings for a Dimension Control Technician 3/4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Iuka , MS.

TheDimension Control Technician will be a part of the Tool Die Making team within the Metrology department and will have considerable knowledge of the job with substantial acquaintance with an understanding of general aspects of the job with a broad understanding of the detailed aspects of the job and be able to perform more advanced functions and resolve routine questions and problems.

The ideal candidate for this role will have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate, and collaborate across all levels, will thrive in a fast-paced team-oriented work environment with high expectations, enjoy significantly diverse assignments, demonstrate a high attention to detail to ensure accuracy of the product and have high integrity to self-report errors to a supervisor when detected. If you are comfortable in this high-energy environment and enjoy having a variety of tasks to keep you engaged, this is the opportunity for you!

**This position requires a willingness to work any shift including weekends and requires onsite presence due to the nature of the role.

Essential Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Lay out, fabricate, and assemble a variety of standard and nonstandard major jigs, fixtures, tool masters, master tooling gauges, and related tooling involving compound angels and complex contours where the establishment and coordination to exacting tolerances of numerous tooling holes and reference points between several planes are required.

  • Plan work to be performed and determines methods and sequence of operations working from tool design drawings or own designs.

  • Sets up and operates optical instruments to check overall and detailed alignment, fit, or adjustment of assemblies.

  • Develop and designs holding devices and jig and fixture details.

  • Prepare operational sequences and shop drawings covering parts fabrication and assembly to be performed by others.

  • May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.

  • Collaborate with engineers, machinists, and other production personnel to ensure jigs and fixtures are integrated seamlessly into the manufacturing process.

  • Communicate with team members and supervisors to address any issues, concerns, or improvements related to jig and fixture design, fabrication, or assembly.

  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives to optimize jig and fixture performance and overall manufacturing efficiency.

  • Perform routine maintenance on jigs and fixtures, including cleaning, lubrication, and part replacement as necessary.

  • Identify and repair damaged or worn components to ensure the continued accuracy and functionality of jigs and fixtures.

  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance plans to maximize the lifespan and performance of jigs and fixtures.

This requisition may be filled as a Level 3 or Level 4 depending on the years of relevant experience.

Basic Qualifications:

DCT Level 3:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with 4 years of experience in fabrication, milling machining, or power tools.

  • Ability to frequently move and position objects weighing 35 pounds and ascend and descend ladders.

  • Ability to work inside and outside in a warehouse environment and a shop floor environment.

  • Ability to work within MS applications i.e., MS Word, Excel, and Adobe PDF

  • Ability to work All shifts as required (A: M-Th 10/Day AM, B: M-Th 10/Day PM, C: F-Sun 12/Day AM, D: F-Sun 12/Day PM)

  • The ability to obtain and maintain Secret DoD Clearance AND Special Access Program (SAP) clearance within a reasonable timeframe as required by the business prior to the commencement of employment.

DCT Level 4:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with 6 years of experience in fabrication, milling machining, or power tools.

  • Ability to frequently move and position objects weighing 35 pounds and ascend and descend ladders.

  • Ability to work inside and outside in a warehouse environment and a shop floor environment.

  • Ability to work within MS applications i.e., MS Word, Excel, and Adobe PDF

  • Ability to work All shifts as required (A: M-Th 10/Day AM, B: M-Th 10/Day PM, C: F-Sun 12/Day AM, D: F-Sun 12/Day PM)

  • The ability to obtain and maintain Secret DoD Clearance AND Special Access Program (SAP) clearance within a reasonable timeframe as required by the business prior to the commencement of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An Associates degree with knowledge of laser tracking with assembly tools in an aircraft manufacturing environment.

  • Knowledge of Metrology Processes including setting details with a laser tracker.

  • Able to operate and or be certified to operate a forklift and overhead crane (Northrop Grumman provided training)

  • Tool and Die or related experience

  • Creating working build models in software products in BuildIT or Verisuf is also highly desired.

What we offer:

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer comprehensive benefits including competitive medical and dental options, a great 401K matching program, college education assistance, annual bonuses, 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees, and opportunities for career advancement across North America

Salary Range: $56,200 - $93,600

Salary Range 2: $66,700 - $111,100

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.