Mechanical Technician 4 - EDM Machinist 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 an EDM Technician 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be in Redondo Beach, California.

The ideal candidate will have experience performing various EDM work on both Wire to Sinker EDM machines. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

Setting up and operating multiple EDM machines and machine-critical hardware to the required tolerance. To meet estimated completion dates by performing optimizing machining techniques. To develop and fabricate fixtures to perform EDM operations. To operate CNC\Conventional machines to fabricate electrodes on Milling, Lathe, and Grinding machines. To have experience using Mastercam to program to transfer data to the EDM 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. Also, to be able to work by written instructions and sketches.

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 five years of experience as an EDM Machinist or High School Diploma/GED and ten years of experience as an EDM Machinist.

  • Experience in interpreting Cad drawings.

  • Experience in the aerospace industry as an EDM Machinist

  • Experience in setup and producing parts with minimum supervision

  • Experience in operating wire and Sinker EDM using Graphite and copper electrodes.

  • Experience in working with exotic materials such as Titanium, Invar, Kovar, Stainless, Aluminum, etc.

  • Experience in the use of an Optical comparator to perform the inspection.

  • Experience in understanding surface finish

  • Knowledge of measuring tools such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators.

  • A strong knowledge of both CNC\Conventional milling, lathe, and grinding operations.

  • Proven ability to work in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Fanac and Sodick EDM machines.

  • Experience with Mastercam 2020 and above.

  • Experience with Haas and Fadal CNC machines.

Excellent communication skills.

Salary Range: $73,200 - $122,000

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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