Model Maker Machinist

Requisition ID: 20007873

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 4

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking Model Maker Machinists to join its Manufacturing team. This position is located in Linthicum, Maryland.   Primary Function:
  • Requires the ability to use any machine tooling, manual and CNC controlled machine tooling and any machine shop equipment such as, but not limited to lathes, mills, shapers, drill presses, radial drills, grinders, etc.  Should have a working knowledge of duplicators and boring mills, multi-axis CNC machinery.
  • Obtain all necessary information to perform job assignment and report any discrepancies to appropriate personnel.  Plan, develop and manufacture all tools/manufactured hardware.  Manufacture component parts for complete assemblies.  This includes the manufacturing of assemblies that are experimental or developmental in nature.
  • Assemble or disassemble component parts to make complete mechanical units for engineering (walk up work orders). 
  • Develop methods, fixtures and sequence testing units or equipment, troubleshooting mechanical problems and determine the most efficient method for manufacturing tools and component parts.
  • Using standard precision measurement equipment must be able to verify that product meets all dimensional requirements and must possess knowledge of geometric tolerances and true position dimensioning.
  • Develop and maintain the ability to program manual CNC machining equipment utilizing models, drawings or sketches, etc.
  • Understanding code to modify and/or enhance code for efficiency/affordability (troubleshoot) on automatic CNC machines and report changes to appropriate personnel.
  • Perform data analysis utilizing a variety of software applications. i.e. SPC, Minitab, etc. to collect and compile data that may be required for design evaluation, failure analysis and/or provide visibility for planning, status, and trends necessary for the Company to develop schedules and forecasts.  
  • Responsible for the set up and tear down of EOS M290 Metal Powder bed fusion machine and supporting equipment of the additive manufacturing process. This includes but is not limited to; Inspecting the Recoater Blade, Removing and Replacing the Recoater Blade, Installing Build Plate, Levelling Build plate, and Inspecting and Cleaning F-Theta Lens Window.    
  • Handling of fine metal powders including the loading and unloading of powder into Metal Powder bed fusion machine.
  • Perform day to day maintenance of machine and support equipment in support of the additive manufacturing process.
  • Attend training classes as required to obtain and retain the necessary skills to demonstrate proficiency in, but not limited to, the following machines and/or processes:  CNC, EDM, CMM, Black Box, Bridgeport, Lathe, Tolerances.
  • Interface with appropriate personnel and review various technical manuals to maintain latest state-of-the-art technology.


  • Basic Qualifications:
    High school graduate or the equivalent. Minimum three (3) years Machine experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:


    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.

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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?

    We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.