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Manufacturing Engineer Technician

Requisition ID: R10073972

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Ridgecrest, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.

The primary role of the Manufacturing Engineer Technician is to provide technical support to the manufacturing Engineering team. 

The ME Technician will use the technical skills to help Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS) improve the operational effectiveness of the Advanced Weapons unit. This individual works closely with Manufacturing Engineers, and Operations stakeholders. This individual will support the AARGM-ER and AARGM program in our Ridgecrest California facility.


The ME Technician responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the tasks outlined below:

  • Provides the routings and work instructions for products.
  • Develops and communicates standard times.
  • Provides training and guidance to assemblers, inspectors, and to a lesser degree technicians.
  • Order tools for the production floor
  • Supports the production team to ensure on-time deliveries.
  • Assist with floor plans and any other continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Solve routine technical problems
  • Work to stand process and procedure
  • Ensure adherence to safety rules and practices
  • Perform routine equipment maintenance


  • High School Education
  • Able to use CostPoint MRP to create routings
  • Able to navigate through basic computer software that supports production planning
  • Self-starter
  • Must have experience with MS Office software applications
  • Electro-Mechanical Knowledge
  • Preferred an individual with experience using Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) Software for routings of manufacturing orders
  • Must have active secret clearance

Salary Range: $54,500 USD - $90,900 USD
Salary Range 2: $64,900 USD - $108,100 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.