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U041 Production Support B

Requisition ID: R10073022

  • Category IconCategory: Non-CJCS
  • Location IconLocation: Independence, MO, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Production Support B hire for our location in Independence, MO.

This position will be a Union Position and the starting pay is $22.70/Hr.

Position Summary and Skills Needed:

1. Operates various automatic presses for loading and assembly operation. Start up machinery and slide cases and bullet block into machine’s opening (bullet seating operation requires operator to align one assembly to another and to make a timely removal of intermediate plate to allow bullets to seat in cases). Positions latch to retain assembly in correct position and to avoid material damage during machine operation. Depress machine clutch arm to automatically seal, widen case mouth, crimp, assemble bullet to case, and color code projectiles for cartridge identification. Pull latch to release plate assembly prior to either carrying unit to sealer station, inspecting materials quickly for obvious defects, etc. requiring special hand tool and extra effort to dislodge plate assemblies for material inspection. Notify T/S Plate Loading of required machine adjustments according to run of defects to avoid excessive scrap.
2. Operate powder charging machine to load case plate assemblies with propellant. Switch on powder and repeatedly affixes and removes special charging plate for each loading of cases. Slides assembly into machine opens and positions machine latch to retain assembly in correct position during machine operation and to avoid material damage. Activate machinery mechanism to load cases with powder, to recharge loading mechanism for following plate assemblies and to eject assemblies from machine. Notify T/S Loading of required machine adjustments according to quantity of uncharged cases.
3. Make use of powder detect continuously to check adequacy of powder level in charged case assemblies. Slide assembly into device and lower powder detect pins into charged cases to determine powder level. Empty power from charged assembly when undesired amount of cases remain insufficiently filled and repeat charging procedure. Depress foot pedal to release assembly from press for following operation. Layout of work area may require powder detect station to be manned by an additional worker.
4. Slide or insert appropriate plates into machine for automated filling with either primed cases for the loading operation or with bullets for assembly to case. Orients inverted pieces of fills empty holes in plates manually. Relieve jams manually or with a small hand tool as required.
5. Assemble and disassemble various perforated plates frequently according to operation to inspect materials or to prepare assembly plates for filling. Match and align plates matching parts sometimes requiring close visual attention or slight physical effort.
6. Inspect filled plates visually to locate and replace items with defects such as splits, dents, inverted primers, improper seals, etc.
7. Maintain powder chest, primed cases, or bullets on mezzanine floor (directly above loading and assembly machines) and fill powder stacks and overhead hoppers with the appropriate materials. Update blackboard with the current powder lot date for quick reference and make certain to match the appropriate materials to the various powder stacks and hopper systems to avoid contamination and delays due to purging of systems.
8. Collects excess powder from mezzanine floor, powder chests, loading bays and ballistics for proper disposal and completion of powder scrap cards for the Area Manager.
9. May mop powder floor several times per day to reduce graphite buildup on floor. May use a respirator to eliminate inhaling powder dust.
10. Assist assigned area by supplying materials, ammunition components, rags, and clean clothing as required, insuring production rates are sustained. Insure integrity of lot numbers and disposition. Notify Area Manager of inventory status.
11. Maintain equipment and work area in a clean and safe condition.
12. Obey all safety rules and regulations and wear proper safety equipment.
13. Performs other associated and comparable duties as assigned.
14. Other job duties as assigned.



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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.