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iReturn (Return to Work) Program – Tool and Gage Technician

Requisition ID: R10047215

  • Category IconCategory: Administrative Services
  • Location IconLocation: Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.

The qualified applicant will join a cohort of employees re-entering the workforce after a career break of at least two years. This cohort will receive special on-boarding designed to provide an effective re-entry into the workforce. iReturn. provides experienced professionals with a 12-week "returnship" to prepare for a full-time career in one of several fields at Northrop Grumman through training, professional development and networking opportunities. Qualified applicants will join a cohort of employees returning to the workforce after a 2+ career break for this "returnship" program that focuses on giving you a seamless transition back into the workforce. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible for full-time roles with the company.

iReturn: The Northrop Grumman Returnship Program

Position is for a Tool and Dimensional Calibration technician at our Salt Lake City Utah facility. This individual performs layouts involving angles, precision linier and angular coordinated dimensions and reference points on multiple planes and three-dimensional projections. Inspects and determines acceptability on all types of precision tooling and machined parts with precise and exacting measurements using algebraic and triganomic calculations where required. Inspects and calibrates a multitude of precision measuring devices and complex tooling. Calibrates Torque Devices and all other types of general dimensional measuring equipment such as Micrometers, Calipers, Thread Plug Gages, Rings Gages etc.

Must be capable of making precise and exact measurements of complex close-tolerance tooling. Must be competent in the use of precision measuring equipment such as CMM, Super-Micrometer, Optical Comparator, precision caliper, angle plates, sine plates, micrometers, electronic height gauges, digital drop gauges, Tool-makers Microscope etc. Must be familiar with geometric dimensioning and tolerance validations per ANSI Y14.5M, 1982 or equivalent. Must have competent computer skills.

Basic Qualifications :

  • A career break of at least two years
  • 1-3+ years or equivalent experience in a Manufacturing or Test Environment.
  • Basic knowledge of, and how to read Micrometers, Calipers, Torque Devices.  
  • The ability to read and interpret tooling schematics and drawings.
  • Knowledge of basic Geometric symbols and dimensional tolerance equations.
  • Must have basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work in collaborative team environment.
  • Able to prioritize and adjust tasks simultaneously to accomplish the project result.
  • Able to analyze data to discover facts, knowledge, interpretations to carry out
    prescribed action(s).
  • Able to apply technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts.
  • Able to perform work in an approved environment during specified work hours and support occasional overtime work as needed.
  • Ability to compute, analyze, and interpret numerical data for reporting purposes.
  • Ability to validate and adjust precise measurements.
  • Ability to frequently move and position objects weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability for general bending, kneeling and stooping and periodically standing for long periods.


Salary Range: $47,100 USD - $78,500 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.