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Bond Technician 2

Requisition ID: R10069660

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Devens, MA, 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.

AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP), Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Venture, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications. AOA-Xinetics designs, develops, and manufactures precision, advanced optical products and systems such as deformable mirrors, optical systems, adaptive optics control systems and silicon carbide optical structures for the U.S. Government, commercial customers, and U.S. defense prime and second-tier contractors. Markets for these technologies include civilian astronomy and semiconductor capital equipment as well as defense ISR and Directed Energy. Several potential direct and adjacent application areas also exist. We are currently seeking a Bond Technician to support Manufacturing activities in Devens, MA.


Reporting to the Production Manager of Precision Devices, the Bond Technician 2 will be responsible for the execution and support of bonding activities as they relate to the production of optical-mechanical assemblies; have the ability to handle delicate optical and mechanical components during assembly process, and clean, bond, and assemble all parts associated with opto-mechanical and ceramic assemblies. 


  • Prepare, mix and test epoxies for use to bond a variety of dissimilar materials (composite, ceramic, metal, or laminate) assemblies, parts, or structures into semi-finished or finished products

  • Work from engineering drawings, written work instructions and process specifications to assemble structural and precision mechanical components in a lab environment while documenting work in build books

  • Operate ovens to complete bonding cycle, control conditions of heat, pressure, and timing by setting and operating various controls according to the specifications for the materials and the bonding agent being used

  • Read and interpret blueprints and technical drawings

  • Use a variety of mechanical and inspection tools to test and inspect optical and mechanical components for accuracy and quality

  • Set up and test complete units and subassemblies under operational conditions

  • Work in accordance with established safety rules and good housekeeping practices

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • 3 - 5 years of opto-mechanical assembly experience

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and blue prints

  • Ability to follow work instructions

  • Ability to follow epoxy mixing and bonding instructions

  • Use of basic hand tools

  • Ability to work independently, strong attention to detail, and good written/verbal communication skills

  • U.S. Citizenship is a bona fide requirement for employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of optical and electrical test equipment

  • 2 - 3 years of bonding assembly experience

 Physical Requirements:

  • Sit or stand for long periods

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs when/if required

Salary Range: $45,900 USD - $76,500 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.