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Engineering Technician 2

Requisition ID: R10071193

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • 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: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 4

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.

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 Aerospace Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include; satellites and associated space components and services; military and commercial aircraft and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking experienced Composite Technicians for our R&D Engineering Team in Clearfield & Magna (HTS), UT locations with emphasis on lay-up and assembly of composite parts, complex, high temperature fibers and resin along with core assembly structures to support current development and production efforts.

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.

Job Duties: 

  • Participate in the safe execution of tasks required in support of research and development and production for commercial, military and classified programs as the demand requires
  • Maintain inventory (tooling, equipment, NEI material, direct materials)
  • Use of chemicals with proper PPE
  • Material preparation (storage, thawing, cutting, inventory, traceability, etc.)
  • TC weld & verify / Vacuum port assembly / Vacuum leak check
  • Solid lamination / Bagging / Oven and A/C Cure
  • Sandwich panel construct / Bag / Cure (perimeter dams or tapered core)
  • Film adhesive and paste adhesive bonding
  • Perform SMI fundamentals
  • Trimming composites
  • Execute work orders / Project assignments
  • Track individual metrics, maintain notebook, capture lessons learned and undocumented process details
  • Build pathfinder samples / tests / feasibility articles / prototype development with Engineering & Senior Tech oversight
  • Participate in process readiness reviews for new programs
  • Take part in corrective actions and process improvements
  • Take part in cost improvement initiatives

Basic Qualifications: 

  •   2-4 years of composites, aerospace, or manufacturing experience
  • Able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance
  • Familiar with composite process technologies (i.e. bagging, lamination, bonding, etc.)
  • Able to communicate concepts, ideas and procedural steps to others in a clear, concise and effective manner
  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Able to operate power equipment (i.e. machines, cranes, forklifts)
  • Able to follow procedures and make buys
  • Must have Hands-on / Mechanical aptitude
  • Innate problem solving skills
  • Must be willing to work unconventional shifts to complete assignments

Education/Certifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED required (education will be verified)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to read and interpret Engineering models / drawings
  • Familiar with composite material & manufacturing technology of hand lay-up and cure, machining of composite components and assemblies (including bonded and fastened assembly methods)

Competencies for Success:

  • Positive individual who is willing to expand current skill set, through schooling and training
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with ability to work with others at all levels of the organization
  • Able to deal effectively with stress and conflict
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, diverse environment
  • Desire to work in a “team first” environment

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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Salary Range: $43,200 USD - $72,000 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.