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Field Technician 4 (TS/SCI Clearance)

Requisition ID: R10082629

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: McClellan, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Field Technician 4 based out of McClellan, CA (Sacramento area).

What You’ll get to Do:

Be part of a technical team that installs, operates, maintains, repairs and modifies equipment. You will support and participate in the test, modification, fabrication, assembly, integration, and verification of electrical and mechanical systems. Be responsible for supporting field evolutions up to 60 days in duration with extremely limited contact with the home office.

Responsibilities include: Installation operations, maintenance, repair, configuration management, inventory control, and generation of support documentation.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Mobilization/demobilization and operational activities related to field support equipment

  • Maintaining and updating schematics, manuals and procedures

  • Generation and tracking of deficiency reports, operational logs, and official daily logs

  • Generation of trip reports and presentations, as required

  • Conducts technical analysis of product implementations, modifications and enhancements.

  • Troubleshoots technical problems, determines technical solutions, and implements and/or supervises repairs without communications reach back or guidance

  • Develops and conducts technical training and product briefings with customers, vendors and company representatives.

  • Supports prototype and production builds, to include: assembly, integration, manufacturing, testing and verification of systems/subsystems

  • Develops and executes test plans and equipment procedures to ensure products are operated and maintained within customer specifications

  • Conducts inventory audits to identify field equipment shortages

  • Provides recommendations for hardware enhancements and operational efficiencies

  • Acts as company representative and maintains effective customer relations via daily direct customer interface

Field Technicians are responsible for maintaining equipment in an operational state including but not limited to:

  • Hydraulic power and control equipment

  • High pressure air production and management

  • Optical communications equipment

  • Industrial electric power distribution (high voltage/high current)

  • Telecommunication networks

  • Diesel generators

  • Video Management Systems

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 6 years additional education and/or related experience

  • US Citizen with Active Top Secret security clearance with SCI and a willingness to undergo a CI Poly

  • Experience trouble-shooting and repairing electronic/electrical components using a variety of test equipment such as, amp meters, multi-meters, oscilloscopes, and test lamps, or similar.

  • Knowledge interpreting engineering drawings, diagrams, and schematics.

  • Must be willing and able to travel (up to 25%)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess a current SCI with CI Poly

  • Experience in planning and execution of end-to-end field event

  • Experience in administering network based systems, to include LAN, WAN and Wi-Fi networks

  • Associates degree, advanced technical school or equivalent and 7 years of verifiable, relevant, real world, experience in planning and execution of end-to-end field events

  • Experience with PTC Windchill PLM Knowledge of IPC-WHMA-A-620 Knowledge of IPC-A-610

  • Working knowledge of NFPA 70: National Electric Code

  • Experience with requirements development, developing design materials, supporting implementation and helping develop training materials, operational procedures, and user guides

  • Experience troubleshooting and maintaining HVAC systems

  • Experience soldering

  • Experience with power distribution systems

  • Experience installing instrumentation on sensitive equipment and performing subsequent monitoring and recording

  • Experience in a communications related field such as: Inmarsat, Ku SATCOM, UHF SATCOM, SOTOM,   TCDL, Link Analysis, Link 16, AEHF

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Additional benefits

Education Assistance

Training and Development

9/80 Schedule at Many Sites

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:


Northrop Grumman has approximately 90,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 27 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.


Salary Range: $73,200 USD - $122,000 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.