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Northrop Grumman in Rocket Center, West Virginia
We bring together four key technologies, metals, electronics, composites and energetics in one single campus
Defining Possible in Rocket Center, West Virginia
Joining ABL means being a part of 100+ competitively awarded production contracts that support our warfighters’ mission.
The ABL site designs, develops and manufactures tactical rocket motors, medium caliber ammunition, composite components and end items, and fuze and electronics equipment. For decades, the dedicated and highly skilled team at ABL has supported national security efforts by developing and building defense systems for Department of Defense (DoD) customers and U.S. allies.
Northrop Grumman at ABL is the only company in the defense industry to bring four key technologies, metals, electronics, composites and energetics, together in one single campus giving our customers more efficient operations and turnaround times.
Why Northrop Grumman Employees Like Working in Rocket Center
Rocket Center, West Virginia, is located along the North Branch Potomac River in Mineral County, West Virginia. Known for its scenic mountain landscapes, rolling hills and state parks, the region offers a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities to include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, hunting and whitewater rafting.
Just a few hours from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Cleveland and not far from Philadelphia, Virginia and New York. If you enjoy a beautiful all-weather climate, low cost of living, zero gridlock traffic, outdoor activities and easy access to major cities along the east coast – this area has a lot to offer.
See What Our Employees Are Saying
“ABL is a great place to work with extensive opportunities. Our program portfolio enables us to produce products that vary in the amount of components it takes to manufacture a part from just a handful to thousands, and parts that take minutes to months to produce. We have full rate production and development programs which empower us to define possible. The immense diversification in our workload along with leadership support create an environment where you can uncover your potential. Furthermore, knowing the products we make are assisting in keeping our military personnel (via air, land and sea) safe and solving the needs of our customers worldwide gives you a true sense of pride in what we do. The size of ABL allows us to be involved with our local community in various roles such as STEM events, corporate donations to support various organizations, and other outreach projects.”
- Adam S. | Principal Business Planning Analyst
“I was told very early in my work life to be sure that you are happy with where you are going when you head off to work each day in order to assure a sense of joy in your life. I can say that for me this has been true since beginning work with ABL in 2008. I have had the opportunity to work with talented leaders and managers who have guided me to a perfect career fit, encouraged me every step of the way, and challenge me with new opportunities. It’s easy to want to give it your all when your efforts are acknowledged and appreciated and that is a consistent theme across our organization. The Opportunities are endless!”
- Pamela P. | Principal Data Insight Analyst
“Few locations offer such a unique opportunity to experience all aspects of the engineering lifecycle on so many diverse advanced technologies. From developing innovative concepts, conducting hands-on design and prototyping, evolving manufacturing processes, to supporting full rate production of a wide variety of defense related components, each day is a new challenge at ABL. We work together to support the warfighter and each other.”
– Shannon A | Manager of Aeronautical Engineering
Why Join Northrop Grumman?
Many sites have 9/80 days, telework and flexible scheduling options, plus generous paid time off. Indeed named Northrop Grumman a top 10 company for work/life balance in 2018.
Who We Are
Ranked on DiversityInc's annual list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity since 2010, we recruit top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds to ensure our teams are skilled, focused and innovative.
We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.
In the Community
From the environment to STEM education to philanthropy, we're committed to the community. We encourage and enable our employees to volunteer in meaningful activities with lasting impact.
Our employees’ commitment to quality combined with our leadership’s commitment to workplace environment and diversity has resulted in many significant accolades.
Learn more about Life at Northrop Grumman
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.