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Manufacturing Technician 2 – Space Components

Requisition ID: R10026688

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems has an opening for a Manufacturing Technician 2 to join our Space Components organization. This position is located in San Diego, CA.

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly collaborative workplace. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. Does this sound like you?

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself! Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Performs functions associated with all manufacturing operations, including working with engineers in set-up and calibration tasks, as well as performing rework and quality testing related to the production of parts, components, subassemblies and final assemblies

  • Uses sophisticated programs to collect and evaluate operating data to conduct on-line adjustments to products, instruments or equipment

  • Determines and may assist in developing methods and procedures to control or modify the manufacturing process

  • Works with engineers in conducting experiments

  • Handling and managing fragile composite materials

  • Bond, prep and bonding of composite structures to metallic fittings

  • Notate usage, traceability, pot life, and out time controls on all adhesive materials used

  • Report data and interface with other employees and departments

  • Tooling preparation and release application

  • Utilize measurement tools such as calipers, rulers, and tape measures for fabricating hardware

  • Reading and understanding manufacturing blue prints and shop planning

  • Assist in maintaining overall shop appearance and cleanliness

Basic Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent with 2 years of additional education and/or related experience

  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to be on feet for multiple hours each day

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a composites/manufacturing  environment (space/satellite structures, aerospace manufacturing environment)

  • Demonstrated Mechanical Ability

  • Initiative, self-starter, adaptable, and high motivation for excellence

  • Able to read, write and work to written instructions, blueprints, or shop drawings in English

  • Proficient use of basic shop arithmetic

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize

  • Experience or familiarity with ISO requirements, standards, and compliance issues

  • Standard computer literacy skills in Microsoft Office: Word and Excel

  • Experience with cranes and rigging, forklifts, and similar manufacturing equipment


Salary Range: $45,900 USD - $76,500 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 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.