Automation Technician

Requisition ID: 20025291

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Brigham City
  • 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: 1

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.   Northrop Grumman Space Systems is looking for Electronic Technician 1 to support our Propulsion Systems operations at our Promontory, UT facilities   PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   
  • 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.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Electronics training equivalent to 2 years technical trade school or military technical school OR 1-2 years of experience in PLC programming and or trouble shooting. 
  • Valid driver license
  • Working on equipment, including climbing ladders to access equipment on roofs in all weather, using man lifts and scissor lifts when necessary
Preferred skills:
  • Must be able to understand and follow electrical schematics proficiently without supervision
  • Familiar with machine control systems
  • Familiar with AC/DC drives and servo systems
  • Ability to troubleshoot (complex) machine control systems including PLCs 
  • Experience working with Allen Bradley PLC’s and HMI’s
  • Retrofit obsolete components and systems including controls
  • Familiarity of CNC machines, process/instrumentation controls, camera systems and fire alarm systems
  • Knowledge and experience using oscilloscopes and various high voltage measurement test equipment
  • Ability to interpret PLC logic as it relates to its application to process and equipment for troubleshooting purposes
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.