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Northrop Grumman in Palmdale, California
Work at the Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence
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The site is uniquely suited for the development, prototyping, production and testing of military aircraft systems, both manned and unmanned. The highly specialized manufacturing and engineering facility is located on the Government owned/Contractor operated (GOCO) U.S. Air Force Plant 42. Northrop Grumman occupies about 75% of Plant 42’s various sites. Every day employees can see their hard work take off and land on the flight test runway.
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The Northrop Grumman Palmdale site is a world-class facility and home to some of the world’s most technologically advanced aircraft.
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Why Do Northrop Grumman Employees Like Working in Palmdale?
The Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence has a diverse and inclusive workforce. We believe that fostering diverse and inclusive environments support innovation and helps to drive a best workplace culture in support of our mission.
Founded by Jack Northrop himself, Northrop Grumman Rec Clubs help employees achieve work-life balance by bringing together employees with similar interests outside of work. Palmdale has over 20 Rec Clubs that range from sports and fitness activities to technology and the arts. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.
Life in Palmdale
Palmdale is located in the greater LA area, just outside the hustle and bustle of city congestion. This location offers several great activities. Visit the local farmer’s market and Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park. Take advantage of your flexible work schedule to enjoy local recreation, such as hiking at the local Wrightwood trails. Palmdale is also a 1-hour drive to the beach and Los Angeles, and 2-hours to Palm Springs and Orange County. Don’t miss these other hot spots within driving distance: Malibu, Mammoth Mountain, Catalina Island, and Yosemite.
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Northrop Grumman employees are Defining Possible every day through science, technology and engineering. We are 90,000 people – with careers in all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space – working as one to defend and define the future.
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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.
The unique work environment at Northrop Grumman includes these important elements: creativity, collaboration, agility, and busting through silos and barriers. We operate across domains, disciplines, and national boundaries. Our teams rapidly deliver capabilities to our warfighters to defend our nation and our allies.