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Technical Operations Lead – Radiation Effects

Requisition ID: R10070813

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, 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: 1st 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.

SSSD has an opening for a Technical Operations Lead to join our Radiation Effects team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

Role and Responsibilities:

The Radiation Test Operations (RTO) Laboratory Technical Operations Lead will manage, coordinate, and engage in one or more segments of the organization's day-to-day operations in an Electronics Test Engineering environment. RTO Technical Operations personnel have generalist responsibilities that support broader laboratory activities.

Responsibilities are typically diverse and vary according to the organization's changing needs; this discipline is not typically classified into a single Function (e.g., Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain, etc.)

- Procures, expedites, routes, and/or dispatches material, equipment, and parts in accordance with testing schedules and commitments.

- Reviews master testing schedule to determine possible and actual shortages and alerts proper authorities of potential problems.

- Generates progress reports on schedule status and keeps records of completed orders.

- Takes appropriate action to expedite materials such as shipments to test facilities or in-house material transportation.

- Reports on completion dates, material changes or substitutions, shortages, and schedule modifications.

- Serve as a liaison between project teams, company stakeholders (e.g. Security, Facilities, Maintenance, Environmental Health & Safety, etc.), external vendors/customers, functional management, and occasionally program management to achieve success in the above activities.

- Works with Test Engineers, Test Technicians, and other Technical Operations Leads to coordinate adjudication of verbal or written requests for support

- Occasionally operates cranes, pallet jacks, and other various lift equipment

- Ability to frequently move and position objects weighing up to 50 pounds

Basic Qualifications:

High School diploma or equivalent and 4 years additional education and/or related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

- Previous experience in an electronics laboratory environment is preferred

- DoD Security Clearance Preferred

Knowledge or experience with any of the following is a plus:

- Use of Asset Management Systems such as SAP, AssetSmart, etc.

- Use of Travel Management Systems such as Concur, etc.


Salary Range: $50,000 USD - $83,400 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.