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Engineering Technician 3 – Magna & Clearfield, Utah

Requisition ID: R10043618

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location Icon Location: Clearfield, UT, USA   |  Magna, UT, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking an experienced R&D Engineering Technicians for our Core Engineering Team in both Magna & Clearfield, UT locations.

Job Duties: 

  • Engage in the safe execution of tasks required in support of research and development and production for commercial, military and classified programs as the demand requires.
  • Maintain inventory (tooling, equipment, NEI material, direct material, SMI instrument, etc.)
  • Use of chemicals with proper PPE
  • Material handling & preparation (storage, thawing, cutting, kitting, inventory, traceability, etc.)
  • TC weld & verify / Vacuum port assembly / Vacuum leak check
  • Solid lamination / Bagging / Oven and A/C Cure
  • Sandwich panel construct / Bag / Cure (perimeter dams or tapered core)
  • Film adhesive and paste adhesive bonding
  • Composite Trimming, Drilling, Csk and Fastening
  • Proficient with SMI (Standard Measuring Instruments)
  • Execute work orders / Project assignments
  • Track individual metrics, maintain notebook, capture lessons learned and undocumented process details
  • Build pathfinder samples / tests / feasibility demonstrations / prototype articles with minimal oversight
  • Evaluate and participate in process readiness reviews for new programs
  • Generate operating procedures for new equipment and lab procedures
  • Provide input to new process documentation
  • Implement corrective actions and process improvements
  • Implement cost improvement initiatives
  • Train / cross train and assist interns / temps / new hires
  • Conduct administrative duties relative to project management


  • 6-8 years of composites, aerospace, manufacturing or related experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance and special program access
  • High School or GED required
  • Comfortable operating power equipment (i.e. machines, cranes, forklifts, semi or automated machines; industrial equipment, etc.)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Proficient with composite process technologies (i.e. bagging, lamination, bonding, etc.)
  • Able to communicate concepts, ideas and procedural steps to others in a clear, concise and effective manner
  • Participate in and support failure investigations
  • Must have Hands-on skill / Mechanical aptitude
  • Able to read and interpret Engineering models / drawings
  • Able to prepare project plans and follow procedures
  • Innate problem solving skills
  • Able to deal effectively with stress and conflict
  • Willing to work unconventional shifts occasionally to complete assignments

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Knowledge of automated, CNC controlled equipment, technology and processing
  • Proficient with Composite material manufacturing technology of hand lay-up and cure, machining of composite components, inspection (non-destructive and laser inspection techniques) and composite assembly (including bonded and fastened assembly methods) experience
  • Highly regarded by management and peers for composite knowledge and expertise

Competencies for Success:

  • Able to work closely with the Engineering
  • Able to make informed decisions using available data
  • Able to deal effectively with stress and conflict
  • Ability to manage work to schedule, budget, & priority
  • Able to follow procedures
  • Positive individual who is willing to expand current skill set, through schooling and training
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with ability to work with others at all levels of the organization
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to multitask and rapidly shift between priorities
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, diverse environment
  • Desire to work in a “team first” environment
  • Ability to achieve schedule while focused on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently or as a team to make appropriate decisions that support overall project objectives

What We Offer:

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!

This position reports to Clearfield, UT, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Magna, UT, UT, USA.

Salary Range: $25 USD - $41 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.