Engineering Technician 2 Santa Rosa, 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.

There is currently an opening for an Engineering Technician 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position falls under one of Northrop Grumman's Small Business Units, Sonoma Photonics, Inc. and will be located in Santa Rosa, CA .

Roles and Responsibilities: Perform optical coating tolerance, analysis and process engineering of optics for projects related to optical technologies. Apply new techniques and coatings to meet product needs. Individually contribute to product development or program completion. Duties & tasks are varied but standardized. The successful candidate can expect to receive technical guidance from engineers, senior engineers, program managers, and supervisory review on proposed plans.

Work will be conducted in both an office and lab/mfg environment with various temperatures and possible exposure to chemicals. US Citizenship required in support of security clearance requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • AA or other 2-year technical degree in related discipline and a minimum of 2 years of related experience or additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of education.

  • Familiarity with thin film optical materials and thin film characterization techniques.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance.

  • Experience with statistical methods and analysis.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Candidate must be able to work a flexible shift.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with optical thin films; thin film modeling software (TFCalc, Optilayer, etc.)

Salary Range: $51,800 - $86,400

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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