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Line Maintenance Technician 3

Requisition ID: R10069268

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California, 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: 2

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 System sector is seeking a hands-on Line Maintenance Technician 3 to join the Facilities Maintenance team located on site in Palmdale, CA. The candidate will support the repair, calibration, and preventive maintenance of various manufacturing equipment within the Palmdale site to ensure production continues to run with as few interruptions due to equipment malfunctions as possible.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Performs diagnostics and troubleshooting on various pieces of electro-mechanical test & production, manufacturing equipment including but not limited to CNCs, autoclaves, ply cutters, vacuum pumps, and paint booths
  • Performs preventative maintenance on equipment either on a set schedule or as needed.
  • Constantly seek for opportunities for cost savings, efficiency, quality, and equipment reliability improvement and take initiatives to implement it.
  • Develop enhanced preventive maintenance plans and detail writing procedures.
  • Update and maintain accurate inventory of parts used to maintain and repair equipment.
  • Performs calibration on equipment on a set schedule.
  • Provide daily status updates to the process engineers and manufacturing management.
  • Corrects malfunctions by making adjustments or replacing parts or components as directed.
  • Uses hand and small power tools, and various measuring and testing devices in performing job duties.
  • May be required to work with hazardous materials, wear safety equipment and follow strict safety rules and regulations.
  • Work with internal supply chain team and external vendors to order parts and coordinate external vendor services as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 4 years additional education and/or related experience.
  • Experience disassembling complex manufacturing process and test equipment to troubleshoot and repair and carefully reassemble it back together.
  • Must be comfortable using computers and Microsoft office products such as Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Familiar with production and manufacturing equipment
  • Must obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance or higher.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience repairing or calibrating single axis, two axis, or three axis Rate Tables.
  • Strong proven ability to quickly analyze, isolate, troubleshoot, and fix problems.
  • Experience developing preventive maintenance plan and procedure.
  • Knowledge and experience in Aerospace manufacturing environments.

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly inclusive environment! We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees! Does this sound like what you're looking for?

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.


Salary Range: $54,500 USD - $90,900 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.