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Engineering Technician 2

Requisition ID: R10051005

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Goleta, 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: 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.


The Space Systems Group is seeking an Engineering Technician that will work as part of a small, dedicated Test & Metrology team using a variety of mechanical, environmental and computer driven Metrology equipment.  Daily tasks will take him/her throughout our 83,000 sq. ft. engineering and manufacturing facilities, supporting a variety of program needs.

This position is located in Goleta, CA.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide test and technical support to engineers on a variety of technical tasks.
  • Execute comprehensive component and system level test plans, procedures and test events
  • Participate in test planning and test readiness reviews
  • Analyze measurement requirements and equipment measurement tolerances. 
  • Define and maintain documented best practices for test processes and equipment.
  • Contribute to maintaining and improving test equipment and infrastructure.
  • Gathers, maintains, formats, compiles, and manipulates technical data, such component and systems level test results and engineering design changes.
  • Conduct tests and record data to assist with engineering evaluation or analysis.
  • Maintains engineering documentation and reports (procedures and test reports)
  • Support internal and external customers’ needs.
  • Identify, troubleshoot and solve test problems and provide assistance to manufacturing, inspection and engineering issues.
  • Analyze data and provide reports in a variety of customers’ format.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 2 year’s additional education and/or related experience.
  • 2+ years overall experience as a technician in the manufacturing/engineering field
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and mechanical drawings
  • Experience work with a Microsoft Office products and process documentation
  • Experienced working in Cleanroom Environment and Environmental Test Area
  • Availability to work overtime and weekends as needed.
  • Must be able to work on feet for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to manipulate equipment weighting up to 50 pounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with working around delicate spacecraft hardware an advantage
  • Certification in engineering disciplines
  • Some college preferred

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


Salary Range: $50,000 USD - $83,400 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 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.