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Machinist 3 (2nd Shift) – Space Components

Requisition ID: R10004562

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Commerce, California, 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: 2nd Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 Space Components Division is seeking a Conventional Machinist 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  This position will be located in Commerce, CA, and will be on 2nd shift.

As a Conventional Machinist 3, you will operate various conventional machining centers on semi-complex jobs; you will work from blueprints, sketches, planning sheets, and/or engineering, tooling, or equipment information; and contribute to lean initiatives to increase productivity and reduce costs.

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly collaborative workplace. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. Does this sound like you?

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself! Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Sets up and runs multiple production machines (Manual Mills, Lathes, Drill Press & Surface Grinders)
  •  Performs machine operations (including reworking parts) such as cutting, shaping, deburring, forming, drilling, and reaming parts
  • Performs machine operations where the materials, tooling, and sequence of operations have been pre-planned and established
  • Makes necessary machine adjustments and reports improper machine functioning or cutting action for correction
  • Aligns and fastens work using standard fixtures and established methods
  • Installs and adjusts cutting tools consistent with type and size of material being machined
  • Follows established manufacturing methods using standard production machines, materials, and tooling
  • Adjusts feeds, speeds, and depth of cut to machine quality parts, per documentation
  • Operates hand and power tools to deburr precision and complex machine parts in accordance with semi-complicated engineering blueprints and route sheets to close tolerances
  • Inspects parts for conformance to specifications using measuring instruments such as gages, calipers, micrometers and comparators
  • Uses various types of magnification equipment (including a microscope) to detect and avoid damage to surfaces and critical areas
  • Visually inspects parts for burrs or damaged machined surfaces
  • Routinely maintains equipment to ensure cleanliness, accuracy, and reliability specific to division requirements
  • Actively implements lean initiatives by identifying and providing suggestions 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 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6 years of machining experience. Able to work with limited guidance in a team environment
  • Able to make machine set ups
  • Reads and follows blueprints, specifications, and verbal instructions
  • Has working knowledge of machine shop mathematics, may include trigonometry.
  • Able to effectively apply lean initiatives
  • Able to efficiently manage project tasks from design reviews through project completion
  • Demonstrates effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to work in a team environment
  • Interprets reports and uses job specific software applications. Ability to use employee self-service systems to access on-line information and use specialized automated systems
  • Effectively demonstrates team member competencies and participates in goal setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities and understands that personal effort and attitude play a significant part in the success of the business

Preferred Qualifications:

  • State Apprenticeship or equivalent preferred

Salary Range: $26 USD - $43 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.