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Electronic Technician 3

Requisition ID: R10032660

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, VA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Seeking a creative and energetic electronics technician with a hands on knowledge and experience with the use of a variety of electrical, RF, and/or computer equipment.  The ideal candidate will have the ability and initiative to tackle and understand new technical and engineering designs especially as it relates to spaceflight hardware and software.  The ability to read schematics, block diagrams, and troubleshoot electronics and RF circuits is required.   The candidate will work as an electrical/RF test technician on all aspects of integration and test for satellite production.  Electrical subsystem and environmental testing (including thermal vacuum and vibration testing), and launch campaigns will be required throughout the test campaigns for the satellites under test.  The candidate will operate and maintain automated test equipment, special test equipment and test cabling used in all aspects of satellite testing.  When required, shift rotations and weekend support will be required for several test phases of the satellite development. 

Under close supervision, performs routine technical functions related to the support of development engineering activities such as design, test, checkout, fabrication, modification, and assembly of electronics and Electro-mechanical systems, experimental design circuitry, prototype models or specialized test equipment. Applications may include analog, digital and/or video type circuits and logic systems. Guidance is readily available from superiors. Works from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans to perform routine testing, checkout, troubleshooting, prototype building, environmental testing, and simple developmental engineering tasks. Performs routine operational tests and fault isolation on development systems and equipment to ensure conformance with design specifications. Diagnoses and isolates malfunctions down to component level. Conducts defined engineering tests and collects data as assigned. Utilizes routine development or diagnostic equipment including oscilloscope, VOM, DVM, signal generators and similar test apparatus. Normally assigned in area such as development, engineering, test equipment design, or the like. Excludes those assigned to production test activities. Entry Level. Excludes trainees with no academic preparation or experience. EXPERIENCE and TRAINING: Electronics training equivalent to 4 years technical trade school or military technical school.

Qualifications - External

  • Minimum of a High School diploma and 4 years of related experience or additional education
  • Applicant must be able to read and understand basic avionics or vehicle wiring schematics. 
  • Basic soldering skill are required for this position as well as familiarization with aircraft type wire cutting and mechanical splicing. 
  • Applicant must be able to pass in-house solder and cable crimp and harness classes.
  • Basic hand tool knowledge as well as familiarization with some power tools is required.  
  • Applicant must be flexible in types of work assignments. Applicant must be able to react to changing priorities as directed.
  • Basic Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with MS Office software,
  • NASA/Military specification Solder training course completion.
  • CreoView or other 3D modeling experience is also preferred. 
  • experience with break out boxes, Scopes, Dual Volt Meters and other types of electronic test equipment is preferred.


Salary Range: $35 USD - $42 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.