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Machinist 2/3 – SECOND SHIFT

Requisition ID: R10065839

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Elkton, Maryland, 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: 2nd 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 is in need of a Machinist to work at its Elkton, Maryland facility.

Note – this is a Second Shift position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Set-up and operating CNC and conventional machine shop equipment
  • Ability to use lathes and mills to produce parts per drawing and/or written technical specifications
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Willing to work with explosives

This position can be filled at either the Machinist 2 or Machinist 3 level, depending on years of experience and qualifications.

Basic Requirements – Machinist level 2

  • High school diploma or equivalent education
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a machine shop
  • Must have the ability to interpret blueprints, sketches, GD & T, and other engineering specifications
  • Must have working knowledge of shop floor mathematics and measuring tools/equipment
  • Ability to set-up and operate a variety of machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders
  • Must be able to use basic hand tool and precision measuring instruments
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Candidate must have a willingness to learn and possess a positive team working attitude
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Candidate must demonstrate the ability to work safely and concern for the safety of others
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a pre-requisite

Basic Requirements – Machinist level 3

  • High school diploma or equivalent education
  • Minimum 4 years of experience working in a machine shop
  • Must have the ability to interpret blueprints, sketches, GD & T, and other engineering specifications
  • Must have working knowledge of shop floor mathematics and measuring tools/equipment
  • Ability to set-up and operate a variety of machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders
  • Ability to set-up, program and operate CNC machines. Preferably Mazak and Proto Trak
  • Must be able to use basic hand tool and precision measuring instrument
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Candidate must have a willingness to learn and possess a positive team working attitude
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Candidate must demonstrate the ability to work safely and concern for the safety of others
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a pre-requisite

Preferred Skills:

  • Associates Degree
  • Ability to program and set-up Mazak lathes, mills, and integrex machines
  • Experience with Proto-Trak lathes and mills
  • Experience with EDM equipment
  • Explosive training

This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location.  Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.


Salary Range: $43,800 USD - $73,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $52,100 USD - $86,800 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.