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Northrop Grumman Engineering Technician 3 - Manufacturing Technology in Palmdale, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Our Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking a Engineering Technician 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will support our Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Innovation development team and will be located in Palmdale, CA.

As a member of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology development team, you will provide technical support to engineers on a variety of technical tasks. Support manufacturing concepts and processes for production applications of advanced technologies including, but not limited to composites fabrication, assembly, automation, inspection, and coatings technologies. Perform fabrication, assembly, and testing based activities in support of multiple projects. May conduct tests and record data to assist with engineering evaluation or analysis. Support engineering on design concepts, TRL/MRL maturity, and specification requirements to best utilize resources and manufacturing techniques. Ensure processes and procedures are followed and in compliance with regulations.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED and 4 years of manufacturing experience

  • Direct experience working with Composites and/or Paint/Coatings

  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to individually manage multiple tasks concurrently and provide technical support to engineering on a variety of different projects

  • Must have a current active DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance with an investigation date/periodic review within the last 5 years.

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain Program Special Access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

  • Ability to work a weekend 3/10 shift schedule with providing recurring weekend shift coverage and support

  • Provide direct shop floor support as required

  • Self-starter who is able to work with minimal direction

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in aerospace or automotive manufacturing industries preferred

  • Ability to demonstrate independent creative thinking and problem solving capabilities

  • Airframe fabrication, assembly, and LO coatings experience

  • Experience with operating and troubleshooting various types paint equipment

  • Experience with reading and interpreting technical documents, drawings, and process procedures

  • Ability to interface with various support organizations and management

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