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Northrop Grumman Mechanical Technician 3 in Wallops Island, Virginia

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

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is looking for an Integration and Test (I&T) Mechanical Technician 3 to join our team in Wallops Island, VA. As an integral member of the mechanical integration, test, and launch operations team, the I&T Mechanical Technician 3 supports the integration and test of the Antares launch vehicle to deliver supplies and scientific equipment to the International Space Station under the NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS2) contract. Candidates will perform a variety of duties assisting mechanical engineers in the final assembly, integration, test and flight of the Antares launch vehicle systems.

Specific duties may include:

  • Under engineering supervision, performs technical functions supporting activities such as integration, test, checkout, operation, and maintenance of complex flight systems and ground support equipment.

  • Hands-on mechanical integration, test and check-out of flight hardware;

  • Recognize design deficiencies or malfunctions where immediate determinations regarding causes and needed corrections are required. Troubleshooting, documenting and pursuing root cause of discrepancies found with flight hardware.

  • Fabricate and assemble new or modified mechanical components or assemblies.

  • Work in a fast-paced team environment supporting launch vehicle hardware, system and subsystem level integration, test and launch operations.

  • Operate and maintain Ground Support Equipment for manufacturing and launch operations.

  • Perform a wide variety of non-standard tasks in the mechanical and electrical areas

  • As part of a small team, perform test procedures in manufacturing and launch pad environments.

  • Maintain proper documentation records for all flight hardware assembly, integration and test activities

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with vehicle Systems, Mechanical, Electrical, Quality and Safety Teams.

  • Maintain launch day schedule by performing other duties as necessary.

Experience Requirements:

  • The candidate will possess the ability to work from schematics, drawings, diagrams, procedures, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans to perform assembly, integration, testing, checkout and troubleshooting.

  • Prior experience following written procedures verifying the configuration and functionality of systems and equipment to ensure conformance with specifications desired but not required.

  • Experience using basic hand tools

  • Experience integrating space-flight instruments and/or spacecraft or related mechanical components and systems is desirable but not required.

  • Documentation skills and experience on common PC desktop applications are also required

Job Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience

  • Must be able to read technical drawings and use basic hand tools

  • Ability to work in a fast pace team environment and multi-task

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Willing to work overtime and 2nd shift operations on occasions as required

  • US Citizenship is required

  • Travel less than 5%

Location

Wallops, VA

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience

  • Must be able to read technical drawings and use basic hand tools

  • Ability to work in a fast pace team environment and multi-task

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Willing to work overtime and 2nd shift operations on occasions as required

  • US Citizenship is required

  • Travel less than 5%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior mechanical technician experience in the integration and test of space or aircraft vehicles

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Technical Support

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