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Engineering Technician 1

Requisition ID: R10047195

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Corinne, Utah, 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: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking an Engineering Technician 1 to join our Quality Laboratory team at our Promontory, Utah facilities.

Performs analyses and tests of raw materials, packaging materials, and/or finished products from manufacturing, to ensure quality standards and compliance to customer and regulatory requirements, and tolerance specifications for the chemical or physical property. Performs a variety of qualitative tests or qualitative assays on samples, and to aid in maintenance and certification of test instruments and apparatus to ensure compliance. Prepares and monitors quality statistics and reports. Reviews production records for conformance to procedures. Conducts non-conformance tests of manufactured, packaged or tested product.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Engineering Technician is responsible for performing a wide variety of chemical and physical analyses on various inert and energetic materials to assess acceptability against defined requirements.  Testing ranges from traditional mechanical evaluations to advanced analytical chemistry techniques to physical property evaluations.  Successful candidate will work with experienced chemists and technicians who operate analytical test equipment including chromatographic and spectroscopic instrumentation, viscometers, titrators, particle size analyzers, mechanical testing instrumentation, and various other instruments and laboratory equipment.  A fast paced laboratory environment offers the flexibility to learn new skill sets of interest while developing expertise in specific lab areas.  

Job Duties:  

  • Perform burn rate, viscosity, and other chemical and physical properties testing on propellants

  • Fabricate specimens and perform testing on inert materials such as rubber, composites, and adhesives

  • Perform limited maintenance, repair, troubleshooting and calibration of instruments and processes

  • Maintain laboratory infrastructure including sample preparation and equipment set-ups and breakdown

  • Maintain neat and accurate records to company standards

  • Work with LIMS, Quality, and inventory databases to track material and test results

  • Candidate will be expected to maintain a high standard of operational discipline to support clean, safe, and efficient operations

Experience Requirements: 

·Some experience with use of scientific instrumentation and equipment is required

·Basic computer and software competencies are required

·Flexibility to occasionally work swing shift and weekends when required

Experience Preferred: 

·A candidate with direct experience working in a laboratory environment with chemical or mechanical testing is preferable

·Experience with handling and disposal of energetic materials

Skills & Qualifications:

·Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·Excellent time management and organizational skills

·Strong hands-on work ethic and can-do attitude

·Demonstrated attention to detail

·Must be disciplined to follow detailed instructions and comply to procedures

Education/Certifications:

·Candidate must have an Associate’s Degree or 2 years of college and working towards a Bachelor’s degree

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.