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Machinist 3

Requisition ID: R10034825

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Kettering, Ohio, 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: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Machinist 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Kettering, OH.

Our team is at the core of innovation, supporting the Warfighter and National Security. This is a great opportunity for an experienced CNC Machinist who desires exciting and challenging work utilizing 3-Axis and 5-Axis machining centers. This is a 2nd shift position that will require flexibility between sites as well as OT when needed to support program demand. Must be able to work under minimal supervision, be a quick learner as well as a team player.


  • Plan machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).  
  • Align and fasten work using standard fixtures and established methods.
  • Use a variety of machinist hand tools and precision measuring instruments.
  • Perform computations relating to dimensions of work, tooling, feeds, and speeds.
  • Program and edit G-Code and conversational.
  • Implement lean initiatives by identifying and providing suggestions on areas for improvement.

Our team is well rounded with many years of experience, cross training, and collaboration. Our work varies widely. We pride ourselves on our ability to meet the challenging demands of our customers through innovation and development.

Travel is less than 10%.

Hours currently are 3:30PM – 2AM (2nd shift) 4/10 M-T – Hours and shift are subject to change in order to meet our customer demand (GMI).

Primary work site is Kettering, OH, however this position will also need to support our Beavercreek, OH facility as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent/GED and 4+ years of relevant work or related education
  • 4+ years of experience developing prototype programs on 3 Axis CNC vertical machining centers.
  • 4+ years of experience setting up and operating developed 3 Axis and 5 Axis CNC vertical machining centers.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Secret security clearance
  • Associates degree or Trade School certification
  •  Experience with composite, honeycomb, and aluminum materials

Salary Range: $49,600 USD - $82,600 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

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 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.