Electronic Technician 4 – Advanced Coatings Applicator

Requisition ID: 20030544

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: El Segundo
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an exciting career opportunity for an Electronic Technician 4 – Advanced Coatings Applicator to join our team of highly qualified and diverse individuals. This position will be located in El Segundo, CA.   Position Overview:   The selected candidate will perform a variety of duties in a Materials and Processes (M&P) Research and Development (R&D) Laboratory assisting Electrical Engineers in the development of microwave-attenuating coating materials and structural designs, tests, fabrications, modifications, assemblies and components.  
Essential Functions:  
  • Performs routine technical functions related to the support of development engineering activities, such as: design, test, checkout, fabrication, coatings application, modification, and assembly of electro-magnetic systems, prototype models or specialized test equipment.
  • Works from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans to perform spray application of conductive and filled elastomeric materials, routine electrical testing, checkout, troubleshooting, prototype building, environmental testing, and simple developmental engineering tasks.
  • Set up and test completed prototype units and sub-assemblies under operational conditions.
  • Performs routine operational tests and fault isolation on development systems and equipment to ensure conformance with design specifications.
  • Analyzes data and recommends modifications to components or test procedure to meet desired specifications.
  • Utilizes routine development or diagnostic equipment including conductivity, resistivity and thickness probes, surface roughness meters, color and gloss meters, and similar test apparatus.
  • Work closely with other Engineers and Technicians within a lab environment.
  The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels of the organization.  
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Basic Qualifications:  
  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 6 years of panel and/or part coatings application experience.
  • Experience applying aircraft coating materials to panels and parts.
  • Experience performing electrical testing on coatings, such as, conductivity, resistivity, thickness, roughness, color and gloss.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government in-scope DoD Secret security clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:  
  • Experience applying coatings of conductive materials and loaded elastomeric materials.
  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (PAR/SPA).


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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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.


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