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Northrop Grumman Manufacturing Technician 3 - Space Components in San Diego, California

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.

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 Tactical Space Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include satellites and associated space components and services; launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; and advanced aerospace structures.

The Manufacturing Technician 3 position performs functions associated with all manufacturing operations in layup and panel fabrication on the 1st Shift.

This position will be located in the San Diego, CA .

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Handling and managing fragile composite materials. Prep, lay-up and bonding of composite products.

  • Experience with layup of uni-directional and weave pre-pregs

  • May report status/progress and interface with other employees and departments.

  • Tooling preparation and release application.

  • Utilize measurement tools such as calipers, rulers, and tape measures for fabricating hardware.

  • Assist in maintaining overall shop appearance and cleanliness.

  • Execute to written instructions.

What Can Northrop Grumman To For You?

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, 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

  • Flexible Schedules: For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

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Basic Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma and 4+ years' of manufacturing experience may be considered in lieu of an Associate's degree or Technical degree.

  • US Citizenship required

  • Ability to work 2nd shift

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree or 2 year Technical degree and 3 years' minimum experience in a manufacturing environment.

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 : Manufacturing and Production