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Entry Level Machinist

Requisition ID: R10049602

  • Category IconCategory: Non-CJCS
  • Location IconLocation: Rocket Center, West Virginia, 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: No

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • 2 years of experience operating manual and/or CNC metal machining equipment and/or the successful completion of an approved machinist training program.
  • The ability to work all three shifts.
  • The ability to work overtime as required.


  • Operate various machine tools, including CNC Mills and CNC Lathes, as well as manual lathes and mills, using blueprints, sketches or shop drawings for each operation to create rough or finished parts to exacting tolerances.

  • Plan operational sequences, determine method of holding work, and select tooling required to machine parts in conformance with exact tolerances as dictated by drawings, sketches, or other authorizing documents.

  • Maintain high quality and productivity levels through application of the most effective machining techniques in compliance with the procedures for each operation.

  • Ability to write simple programs for short run parts using sketches, blueprints or shop drawings, or with supervisory approval, edit existing programs to expedite jobs and improve work quality.

  • Calculate and layout reference points, angles, and other dimensions from sketches, blueprints, or shop drawings using shop mathematics, including geometry and trigonometry.

  • Verify conformance of machined parts to reference documentation through the accurate use of precision measuring instruments and standardized measuring techniques.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervision.

Technology Knowledge: Mechanical ability, must exhibit skills sufficient to perform above duties.

Business Process Knowledge:

  • Support management strategies and plans
  • Promote safety and health
  • Understand business/production needs and expectations
  • Perform to the highest level of quality
  • Communicate effectively

Business Process Management: Reference, support, and utilize appropriate BPMs. Provide improvement suggestions where needed. Responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining business processes in scope of responsibility.

Quality:                         Improve quality by continuously improving products and services for our customers. Our customers are not only those to whom we sell products but also the end user of any product or service we provide within the company.

Accountability:           Work is frequently checked for quality, accountable for final results to manager, supervisor, group/lead person, and project engineer(s).

Source of Work Direction:   Manager, supervisor, group/lead person, project engineer(s) as required.

Compliance with organizational and governing bodies:

  • EEO: Support the Equal Employment Opportunities policy through proper management of interpersonal and professional relationships with all employees in an effort to realize the potential of a diversified workforce.

  • Safety: Adhere to all safety rules, regulations, and standards as they apply to evaluating and controlling working conditions to assure the health and safety of all Alliant Techsystems employees.

  • Ethics:  Support the implementation of, and adhere to, Alliant Techsystems’ business ethics and conduct standards. 

  • Quality:   Improve quality by continuously improving products and services in accordance to specific needs of the customer, both internally and externally. Adhere to ISO standards of quality as specified in the organization’s Universal Operating Procedures and General Operating Procedures.

Salary Range: $16 USD - $16 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.