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Electronic Technician 4

Requisition ID: R10047338

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, 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: Any (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.

Measurements Engineering Department is looking to fill a Level 4 Electronic Technician to help support all aspects/disciplines of Environmental and Specialty Test. The selected candidate must possess excellent communication skills and exceptional abilities to work well within a diverse team. Preferred candidate should have Structural Test experience and a general understanding of the hardware and methodology employed during a large variety of different testing environments and scenarios. This is a very unique role that requires the candidate to exhibit proficiency in both electrical and mechanical facets involved with all testing functions interchangeably. Candidate must have proficient familiarity with operating and the basic concepts pertaining to data acquisition and load control hardware as well as related instrumentation such as: LVDTs, Strain Gages, String Pots, Load Cells, etc.


The selected individual is expected to work for and under the direction of a senior level personnel, Engineers and or Engineering Manager. Candidate must possess the troubleshooting and interpersonal skills that will enable them to help manage/lead statements of work and assignments in addition to mitigating issues within the entire Measurements team.  

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Contribute to the development, fabrication and assembly of mechanical and electromechanical components, sub-assemblies, systems and test stands. 

  • Setup and operate Data Acquisition Systems, execute to test plans.

  • Recommend modifications to components or test set-up or procedure to meet desired Test Objectives.

  • Participate in talent cross training efforts and mentorship assignments.

  • Ability to interpret Engineering drawings and fabricate/troubleshoot cable assemblies/harnesses with minimal to no oversight

  • Experience integrating and calibrating transducers (strain gages, load cells, LVDTs, inclinometers, etc.) with data acquisition system to record deliverable data

This position may require multiple shift operations and overtime work. Individual must be able to meet and maintain the specific process certifications to support daily task assignments.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D) required and minimum of 6 years’ relevant experience

  • Leadership experience, leading a crew, structural / flight test or an integration / R&D environment.

  • Familiarity with Mechanical Engineering, Assembly and Test Operations department (standard) operating procedures/policies

  • Capable of obtaining and maintaining Top Secret DoD and SCI within a timely manner

  • Must be able to regularly lift up to 30 lb.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Lead role experience, 7+ years of testing experience including planning, set-up, and test execution.

  • Extensive Hydraulic and Pneumatic system, set up and checkout experience.

  • Extensive experience with strain gage installations and inter-bridge wiring configurations

  • Experience with Fiber Optic Strain sensor fabrication, installation, and system operation

  • Proficiency with general instrumentation, data acquisition, and load control set up and operation

  • Ability to assess anomalies and develop resolutions in conjunction with Engineering.

  • Ability to lead small-scale integration and test team including troubleshooting and modifying test sets to meet requirements

  • Ability to adhere to necessary processes, procedures, and protocols.

  • Ability to perform manual labor including but not limited to lifting and moving heavy test equipment, trench covers, often heavy cables and harnessing

  • Desire to learn and assume multi-disciplined technician roles such as: instrumentation, mechanical setup, dynamic testing, environmental/thermal testing

  • DoD Top Secret clearance and SCI

Salary Range: $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

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.