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Non Destructive Test Technician -Level 3/4

Requisition ID: R10036594

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, 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: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

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 is looking for a Non Destructive Test Technician 3/4 for our Mission Assurance team in Palmdale, CA.

Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history. Our NDT team works daily on some of Northrop Grumman’s most technologically advanced aircraft and our site is uniquely suited for the development, prototyping, production and testing of military aircraft systems, both manned and unmanned. The highly specialized manufacturing and engineering facility is located on the Government owned/Contractor operated (GOCO) U.S. Air Force Plant 42. Northrop Grumman occupies about 75% of Plant 42’s various sites. Every day employees can see their hard work take off and land on the flight test runway.

Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. With Northrop Grumman, our NDT team enjoys a diverse, collaborative environment that is supportive to launch your career.  

NDT Technician- Level 3/4

Responsibilities include: 

  • Performs non-destructive tests (NDT) on aircraft engines or components.

  • Inspects metallic and nonmetallic materials, parts and assemblies for defects using automated and manual methods and techniques including radiography, ultrasonic, penetrant, eddy current, shearography, thermography and magnetic particle.

  • Performs NDT on various aircraft structures and components.

  • Inspect composite and metallic parts and assemblies for defects using automated and manual methods and techniques including: delete mag particle.

Basic Qualifications Level 3:

  • High School Diploma/GED and 4 years of Non Destructive Test experience

  • Able to be subject to areas which could cause various phobias due to height or close spaces

  • Must be willing to work any shift, overtime or non-standard work schedule

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain an active DOD Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain Special Program Access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs

Basic Qualifications Level 4:

  • High School Diploma/GED and 6 years of Non Destructive Test experience

  • Able to be subject to areas which could cause various phobias due to height or close spaces

  • Must be willing to work any shift, overtime or non-standard work schedule

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain an active DOD Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain Special Program Access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Certification in Multiple Non Destructive Inspection (NDI) Disciplines

  • 2 Year degree/certification from NDI Training Institution

  • Mobile Automated Ultrasonic System experience

  • Active DoD Clearance


Salary Range: $59,400 USD - $99,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $70,700 USD - $117,800 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.