Test Coupon Shop/Conventional Machinist/Mechanical Technician 4-19021179

Location: Redondo Beach
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: No
Clearance Type: None
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift


At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery.  Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our Nations history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, theyre making history.


The Mechanical Test Coupon Shop is seeking a Mechanical Technician 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA. 


The Mechanical Test Coupon Shop supports numerous programs including; F-18, F-35, Global Hawk, B-2, E2-D and several classified programs by producing metallic, non-metallic and composite test articles in support of the Material and Processes (M&P) organization. These coupons are tested in destructive and non-destructive inspection techniques, methods and procedures to qualify and verify the material properties and design allowables specified by Quality Engineering specifications.  


Coupon Shop technicians utilize scales, height gauges and other measuring equipment needed to ensure proper layout of coupons. They then utilize numerous types of machine shop equipment, including saws, mills, surface grinders, sanders, etcetera to fabricate coupons that are compliant to engineering requirements and to ensure the quality of products.  


The selected candidate will:  

  • Interface with engineers and customers.
  • Attend meetings, transport completed coupons to test locations.
  • Keep engineers and management apprised of status and ensure product quality and compliance.
  • Work closely with M&P engineers and Quality engineers to develop methodologies and processes for fabricating test coupons. 

The selected candidate will have excellent organizational skills. 









Basic Qualifications: 



High School Diploma/GED


10 Years experience in conventional machining


Knowledge of various types of test coupons including; (e.g. lap shear, open-hole compression, short beam shear, warp tension, etc.) 

Preferred Qualifications: 



Working knowledge of Microsoft Project and PowerPoint.


Excellent organizational skills


Experience with composites trim and drill


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 ID: 19021179

  Reasons to apply:

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
None Required