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Manufacturing Technician 4 – Composite Fabrication

Requisition ID: R10046228

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Clearfield, Utah, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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: 6

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 experienced Manufacturing Technicians for our Core Composite Fabrication Team in our Clearfield, UT location.

Job Description:

  • We are seeking highly motivated individuals with experience in composite structures and assemblies
  • Successful candidates will be considered subject matter experts and responsible for developing and implementing complex composite components and assemblies using a wide range of materials and processes 
  • Direct the safe execution of tasks required to support our classified programs
  • Proficient with interpretation of Engineering models / drawings
  • Maintain inventory (tooling, equipment, NEI material, direct material, etc.)
  • Material handling & preparation (storage, thawing, cutting, kitting, inventory, traceability, etc.)
  • Use of chemicals with proper PPE
  • TC weld & verify / Vacuum port assembly / Vacuum leak check
  • Solid lamination / Bagging / Oven & A/C cure
  • Sandwich panel construct / Bag / Cure (perimeter dams or tapered core)
  • Film adhesive and past adhesive bonding
  • Expert with SMI (Standard Measuring Instruments)
  • Willing to work unconventional shifts occasionally to complete assignments
  • Design and fabricate complex production aids
  • Execute Work Orders / Project assignments
  • Track team metrics and report status frequently to management
  • Manage / Mentor less senior Technicians to successfully complete programs
  • Coordinate and oversee process readiness reviews
  • Promote corrective actions and process improvements
  • Promote Cost improvement initiatives
  • Review procedures for accuracy and completeness
  • Mentor early career Technicians

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum of 6 years of related composites aerospace manufacturing experience
  • In depth knowledge and proficiency with composite materials and manufacturing processes
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance and special program access
  • Possess excellent problem solving skills as well as demonstrated experience in leadership of teams in resolving complex manufacturing issues
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead effectively and mentor less experienced technicians
  • Highly regarded by management and peers for composite knowledge and expertise

Preferred Requirements:

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance and the ability to obtain special program access
  • SME (Subject Matter Expert) of Composite material and manufacturing technologies (including bonded and fastened assembly methods) experience
  • Proficiency in High Temperature and Polyimide Resin systems.

 Competencies for Success:

  • Desire to work in a “team first” environment
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment as part of a multi-discipline team
  • Ability to prepare sound presentations in support of a technical position
  • Effective leadership of failure investigations to achieve root cause and corrective action
  • Ability to work independently and use judgment to make appropriate decisions that support overall project objectives
  • Ability to drive projects to completion
  • Ability to mentor Jr level technicians and engineers for success
  • Ability to partner with leadership at all levels
  • Able to coordinate and assemble a team to meet program objectives
  • Able to deal effectively with stress and conflict
  • Ability to trouble shoot problems and resolve issues quickly

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!


Salary Range: $27 USD - $45 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.