Mechanical Technician 3 Redondo Beach, 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider of prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable, reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible possible.

SSSD has an opening for a Mechanical Technician 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be in Redondo Beach, California.

The ideal candidate will have experience performing a variety of machinist responsibilities which may include but are not limited to the following:

Must be capable of manufacturing close tolerance machined hardware in various exotic materials, from Titanium, Invar, Kovar, Inconel, Macor, Fiberglass Epoxy, Aluminum, etc. Have experience working both horizontal and vertical milling machines from a 3 and 4 axis machine. Have a knowledge of a high-speed machining and able to edit and perform setup on the machines.

The applicant should also be well versed in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance per ANSI 14.5M 1982/1994 specifications to interpret actual position and tolerance requirements. Capable of operating FADAL, DMG, Mazak, and HAAS CNC 3, and 4 axis machines. Have knowledge of CNC lathe operations, and a strong background in conventional manual equipment. Able to perform inspection of manufactured hardware using precision measuring tools. Able to work with little direct supervision. Willingness to work overtime when needed to satisfy customer requirements. Experience with Mill -Turn machines is a plus.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package, including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

  • AA\AS Degree plus 3 years of experience as a Machinist or High School Diploma/GED and 5 years of experience as a CNC Machinist.

  • Experience in the aerospace industry as a machinist

  • Experience editing, setup, and producing parts with minimum supervision.

  • Experience manufacturing close tolerance hardware in various exotic materials, from Titanium, Invar, Kovar, Stainless, Aluminum, etc.

  • Experience in multi-axis machining and turning.

  • Experience in high-speed machining.

  • Conventional machining background

  • Proven ability to work in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Horizontal and Vertical Haas, Mazak, DMG, and Fadal CNC Mills.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Programming experience in Mastercam version 2020 or higher.

Salary Range: $61,700 - $102,800

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.

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.