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Standard Tool Set Up Operator

Requisition ID: R10057359

  • Category IconCategory: Non-CJCS
  • Location IconLocation: El Segundo, 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: 1st Shift (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’s Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring a Standard Tool Set Up Operator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in El Segundo, CA.  

The selected candidate is expected to perform set up operations on a variety of Standard Shop Tools.

Essential functions:

  • Performs and is responsible for the setup, maintenance, disassembly and reassembly of such certification tools as: Winslow Spacematic, Quackenbush and Peck motors.
  • Using manufacturers' drawings, catalogs, shop orders and other written or verbal instructions, determines operational sequence methods used to drill and ream graphite composite and graphite titanium/aluminum to specified tolerances.
  • Sets up and performs functional tests to determine proper operation of tools prior to submittal to inspection for specific hole and countersink sizes.
  • Diagnoses and determines nature and extent of damage, operational defects or wear by making routine and periodic inspections of certification tools.
  • As required, using tool blueprints, disassembles and replaces defective or worn parts, such as: shafts; bushing; pistons; valves; bearings; gears; shims and spacers.
  • Reassembles, adjusts and test.
  • Uses micrometer, countersink gauge, ball gauge, punches hammers, sockets and pliers to make necessary adjustments and repairs.
  • Uses arithmetic involving decimals and fractions to make tool feed and speed adjustments.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED and 2 years of experience in tool repair
  • Ability to read and understand manufactures drawings, catalogs, and other written or verbal instructions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with basic manufacturing hand tools, Allen wrenches, chuck keys, sockets, hammers, pliers, etc.
  • Familiar with calibrated tools, Calipers, Micrometer, scales, C-Sink gauges, etc.
  • Use of Arithmetic involving decimals and fractions, to make tool feed and speed adjustments
  • Familiar with pneumatic motor function and minor repair
  • Familiar with drill Bushings, Cutting tools, such as drills, reamers, counter sinks 

Salary Range: $43,347 USD - $80,392 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.