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Requisition ID: R10063591

  • Category IconCategory: Non-CJCS
  • Location IconLocation: Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 2nd Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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.


PRIMARY FUNCTION:  Set up and operate a limited variety of manual and CNC/DNC vertical and horizontal milling, grinding, drilling, broaching, boring, and turning machines to perform machining operations. Machine various parts including complex configurations to exacting tolerances of finish, perpendicularity, concentricity, parallelism, flatness, where details are not normally provided.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:  Manual and CNC/DNC horizontal/vertical milling, grinding, boring, drilling, broaching, and turning machines, tracer attachments, layout machine and table, indexing tables, shims, nuts, bolts, clamps, chuck jaws, fixtures, jigs, vises, tool holders, end mills, face mills, drills, taps, reamers, boring bars, carbide tools, high speed tools, broaches, templates, scribes, hammers, wrenches, height gages, gage blocks, tape punches, cranes, rigging, etc. Electronic/manual measuring equipment including indicators, micrometers, scopes, levels, verniers, squares, gages and chart recorders.

MATERIAL:  Carbon and stainless steel, alloy steel, aluminum, brass, bronze, rough and semi‑finished stock, castings, forgings, fabrications, cutting oil, coolant, hydraulic fluid, rags, etc.

DIRECTION OF OTHERS:  Direct Crane Operator/Slinger personnel in positioning workpiece and removing from machine.



1.   Receive work assignments from lead or supervision.

2.   Read and follow safety regulations and procedures, and MI package, including drawings, change notices, operation sheets, specifications, work authorizations, programs, readout sheets, and set‑up sheets.

3.   Select, align and position tools in holders to exacting tolerances. Select and set optimum speeds and feeds and tool travel stops. Set read out and positioning indicators for reference.

4.   Analyze manufacturing information, production drawings, instructions, and parts. Check material size to verify there is sufficient material to machine to drawing. Select method of holding and aligning workpiece, and machining cuts required to obtain speed finishes and tolerances where details are not normally provided

5.   Lay out and scribe or mark on parts reference lines and center points for precise machining dimensions where accuracy is essential. Use trigonometry and geometry tables and/or charts to determine dimensions for bolt circles, angles, chords, etc.

6.   Position, align, level and clamp various sizes and shapes of workpieces to machine and/or to positioning and supporting fixtures to exacting tolerances in all axis without distorting or stressing workpiece.

7.   Setup, operate/perform and adjust any seven of the following types of manual and CNC/DNC machines and machine operations; Manual: 1) Boring Mill‑Horiz, 2) Vertical Turret Lathe/Boring MA 3) Engine Lathe, 4) Radial Drill Press, 5) Cylindrical Grinder, 6) Surface Grinder, 7) Broach (single task), 8) Honing. CNC/DNC: 1) Vertical Turret Lathe, 2) Boring Mill‑Horiz, 3) Engine Lathe, 4) Drill Press, to machine a variety of parts including complex co configurations requiring a thorough machining knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in applying diversified machining skills to accomplish exacting tolerances of finish, perpendicularity, concentricity, parallelism, flatness.

8.   Develop and/or follow the sequencing of CNC/DNC machines. Prepare, proof or make changes to programs as necessary to produce part to specifications. Correct program errors and supplement movement in manual mode and perform operations.

9.   Disassemble setups of jobs and clean and return fixtures, gages, tools, etc, to their assigned locations.

10.   Check work for conformance to specifications and chart dimensions. Sign off operations completed and obtain first piece and final inspection sign offs on operation sheets.

11.   Must be able to obtain and maintain certified operator measurement certification through periodic testing.

12.   Maintain tools, equipment and work area in a clean and orderly condition.

13.   Maintain a working knowledge of various machining principles and practices, processes, capabilities, tooling, and technologies. Recommend and/or initiate changes in machining procedures and methods to improve operating efficiency.

14.   Relay pertinent job information to employees assigned to the same machines on follow up shifts.

15.   Perform work of equal or lower classification as required.

This is a Union Represented position.

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.