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Engineering Technician 4

Requisition ID: R10081886

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% 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.

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman, we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce, we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Our Charlottesville, Virginia, Hydraulic Shop has an immediate opening for an Engineering Technician 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  The successful candidate will possess knowledge of and experience with metal coating, metal fabrication and weldments, and hydraulic system assembly.  The ET-4 will interface with numerous departs and will directly support cross-campus collaboration as well as organic work.  Working at Northrop Grumman means making a direct contribution to mission projects that keep our homeland safe, expanding the boundaries of possibility, and reshaping the world we live in.

Job Description:

Provides technical support to engineers on a variety of technical tasks. Gathers, maintains, formats, compiles, and manipulates technical data, such as laboratory or material test results and engineering design changes. Produces engineering documentation, reports, drawings (flow charts, block diagrams, and schematics). Performs detailed mathematical calculations using established formulas; preliminary analyses of data where guidelines are provided in such areas as trajectory adequacy, model dimensional consistency; and quantitative judgments concerning technical data. Uses personal computer in performance of analyses and development of documentation/reports. May conduct tests and record data to assist with engineering evaluation or analysis.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical support to the factory floor as well as engineering teams 
  • Collaborates on manufacturability, providing feedback on capabilities and processes for both internal and external customers
  • Interfaces with cross-campus teams in a professional manner 
  • Develops estimates and proposals for sub and final assemblies
  • Champions first-time-builds within manufacturing
  • Executes tactical support by operating coating equipment, welding, and assembly equipment
  • Establishes manufacturing methods through process and documentation development
  • Conducts experimental projects driving innovation and technological advancement
  • Inspects parts for conformance to specifications using measuring instruments such as gauges, calipers, micrometers, and comparators
  • Routinely maintains equipment to ensure cleanliness, accuracy, and reliability specific to division requirements
  • Accurately and regularly performs statistical process control (SPC) specific to division requirements
  • Actively implements lean initiatives by identifying and providing recommendations on areas for improvement. Effectively applies lean concepts and tools in work area.
  • Observes all company policies and procedures, including safety rules, and maintains a clean and orderly work area
  • Performs other related responsibilities as requested

Education/Certifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Six years additional education and/or related experience

Basic Qualifications:

  • Reads and follows blueprints, specifications, and verbal instructions
  • Familiar with sub and final assembly build structure
  • Experienced with hydraulic system design, function, and testing
  • Experienced with metal coating application and processes
  • Knowledge of lean initiatives
  • Demonstrates effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to work in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient at welding GTAW and GMAW and able to pass welding certification test
  • Proficient at sheet metal work and enclosure builds
  • CMM experience
  • Experience with Model Based Engineering
  • Knowledge of GD&T standards


Salary Range: $63,200 USD - $105,400 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.