Production Operator 1 or Production Operator 2Santa Rosa, CA

Requisition ID: R10156291

  • Category: Manufacturing and Production

  • Location: Santa Rosa, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Any (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: No

  • Positions Available: 4

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 a Production Operator 1 or Production Operator 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The selected candidate will report to the Production Manager. This position falls under one of Northrop Grumman's Small Business Units, Sonoma Photonics, Inc. and will be located onsite in Santa Rosa, CA

Essential Functions:

Performs functions associated with optical coating manufacturing operations:

  • Chamber foil, hardware bead blasting, machine condition data collection, coating deposition, post processing of coated products including spectral, environmental, and electrical testing of end products.

  • Familiarity with computer programs including Excel and Word to collect data. Creates/revises work instructions for existing processes.

  • Ability to follow critical work instructions for the operator’s assigned platform (past and present) and related analytical equipment.

  • Coats calibration runs, analyzes results, and works with Engineer to revise tooling factors for calibration runs.

  • Includes understanding of the optical monitor and crystal monitor system.

  • Assist engineers in designing and conducting experiments.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Production Operator 1: 1 -2 of experience working in a manufacturing or related environment

  • Production Operator 2: 3-6 years of experience working in a manufacturing or related environment

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and methods

  • Acute attention to detail

  • Good math skills

  • Good verbal communication skills

  • Shift flexibility a must

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years hands-on experience in the thin film industry including substrate handling/cleaning, coating, analyzing, and inspection of optics.

  • Technician assists in developing methods and procedures to control or modify the manufacturing process (coating group or shift factors, tooling factors, matching layer optimization)

  • Ability to troubleshoot machine hardware and provide sound diagnostic feedback to Maintenance and Engineering departments

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

Salary Range: $31,600 - $52,600

Salary Range 2: $37,600 - $62,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.