Production Test Technician 1- Space Components San Diego, 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.

Our San Diego, CA location is seeking a Static Load Test Technician 1 to support mechanical setup and static load testing. This is a 1st shift position (5:00 am to 2:30 pm).

The successful candidate will work with our experienced static load test team and learn to perform precision mechanical test set ups with hydraulics and instrumentation, followed by the execution of static load testing of space flight hardware.

Job Summary

Sets up test apparatus and conducts tests of production assemblies and units following methods, procedures, standards, and sequences. Lays out and assembles units for production equipment according to designs and specifications. Adjusts and calibrates systems as needed. Modifies equipment by adding, removing, or altering components as defined by predetermined diagrams and sketches. Corrects malfunctions by making adjustments or replacing parts or components as directed. Uses hand and small power tools, and various measuring and testing devices in performing job duties. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum high school diploma, or equivalent

  • Demonstrated mechanical ability

  • Able to read, write and work to written instructions, blueprints, or shop drawings in English

  • Proficient use of basic shop arithmetic

  • Standard computer literacy skills in Microsoft Office: Word and Excel

  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to be on feet for up to 8+ hours each day

  • Ability to work flexible hours, overtime, and weekends as needed based on demanding manufacturing schedules

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 0 - 2 years' experience in mechanical testing or aerospace composite manufacturing

  • Ability to work at heights exceeding 20 feet and/or in confined spaces performing mechanical assembly / disassembly

  • High mechanical and electrical aptitude to learn the build-up of test setups with instrumentation

  • Practical mechanical experience, including use of mechanical tools, torque wrenches, drilling, tapping, and metal cutting and finishing

  • Ability or experience with crane and forklift rigging and safety for heavy lift and placement

  • Experience in composite manufacturing, assembly, and handling of flight hardware

  • Prior experience with mechanical testing and/or instrumentation

  • Prior experience with heavy equipment operation

  • Prior experience with hydraulics

Salary Range: $39,900 - $66,500

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.

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