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Manufacturing Technician 3

Requisition ID: R10069410

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location Icon Location: Beavercreek, OH, USA   |  Kettering, OH, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Structures Business Unit (ASBU) has an opening for a Manufacturing Technician 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Beavercreek, OH.

The Manufacturing Technician performs functions associated with all manufacturing operations, including working with engineers in set-up and calibration tasks, as well as performing rework and quality testing related to the production of parts, components, subassemblies and final assemblies. They use sophisticated programs to collect and evaluate operating data to conduct on-line adjustments to products, instruments or equipment. They also determine and may assist in developing methods and procedures to control or modify the manufacturing process.


Additional job functions/responsibilities may include:

  • Fabricate composite components/tools, which may include bond prep, tool prep, ply kit generation, lamination, vacuum bagging, de-molding, trimming, finishing, core fabrication, and bond work
  • Troubleshoot and solve unique problems working with engineering and other composite technicians
  • Handle perishable materials, paying close attention to expiration dates and out time life, and traceability information
  • Read and interpret job orders, drawings, and specification sketches
  • Operate handheld tools. (e.g.) Scissors, razor knives, grinders, drills, sanders, cutting wheels, saws, routers, etc.
  • Utilize lean manufacturing principles and disciplines to enhance quality, cost and delivery
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment
  • Support other departments or completes other duties as necessary
  • Be able to operate autoclave and curing ovens
  • Work in both FOD critical and FOD sensitive environments and observe all related safety procedures
  • Responsible to completed and pass job specific qualifications programs required to perform task
  • Relay and receive information
  • Work in collaborative team environment

This position can be filled at varying shift times. Shift differential paid during eligible shifts.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 4 years additional education and/or related experience.
  • Mechanical aptitude/ experience (please be sure, this is highlighted on your resume)
  • Ability to work in a standing position for extended time periods
  • Ability to meet physical demand of lifting 50 lbs. and moving product within the facility
  • Ability to work flexible/changing schedules and weekend
  • Ability to work in Kettering or Beavercreek location
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance
  • Ability to be subject to a variety of physical conditions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Composite manufacturing experience to include layup, assembling, or fabrication of composite parts
  • Experience using hand tools or measuring devices (Drills, grinders, sanders, cutting wheels, saws, tape measures, scales, micrometers, dial calipers, etc.)
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, technical specifications, and operating procedures
  • A&P License

This position reports to Beavercreek, OH, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Kettering, OH, OH, USA.

Salary Range: $49,600 USD - $82,600 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.