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Maintenance Mechanic Utility

Requisition ID: R10064370

  • Category IconCategory: Non-CJCS
  • Location IconLocation: Sunnyvale, 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: 2nd 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.

Our Mission Systems Sector has an opening for Maintenance Mechanics to work in our Manufacturing organization. This position will be located in Sunnyvale, CA.




·       Diagnose and determine cause and location of failures and malfunctions and perform the operations necessary to repair, rebuild, replace equipment, components and systems on machine tools, equipment, stationary engines and rolling stock where methods, tools and instructions are normally not provided.




·       Machine tools, such as lathe, mill, drill press and power saw. Automatic testing instruments, such as computerized diagnostic devices, dwell, tachometer, timing light and volt meter. Various hand tools and measuring instruments, such as, wrenches, torque wrench, micrometers, dial indicators, theodolite, optical beaming equipment, laser interferometer, safety equipment, etc.




·       Ferrous and non ferrous materials, pipe, bearings, lubricating and cooling liquids, automobiles, trucks, fork trucks, stationary engines, locomotives and mobile cranes. Various manual and CNC/DNC machine tools, hydraulic systems, replacement parts, engines, transmissions, differentials, batteries, etc.




Direct lower level employee assigned to assist with maintenance duties.






1.     Receive work assignment from supervision.

2.     Read and follow safety regulations, work authorizations, specifications and service manuals.

3.     Diagnose equipment, component and system failures and malfunctions and identify defective parts.  Use special test equipment as required.

4.     Plan the sequence of operations and methods to be used for complete and/or partial repair, rebuilding/ replacement and adjust a variety of machine tools, equipment, stationary engines and rolling stock for optimum performance.

5.     Diagnose and determine cause and location of facility piping failures using leak detecting equipment, evacuate system and repair or replace piping, fittings, washers, and valves as necessary. Troubleshoot and repair deficiencies in facility fire suppression system. Cut, thread, bend, weld, fit, and assemble pipe as required. Open clogged drains as required.

6.     Install plumbing fixtures by bolting to the floor or wall, adjusting float and valves, and connecting water and sewer lines. Diagnose and determine cause of improperly functioning plumbing fixtures and replace broken or worn parts.

7.     Install gas burners and adjust for proper air and gas mixture.

8.     Operate welding equipment and use carbon arc, heli arc, air arc, etc., to deposit single and multiple layers of weld, in any position, to join materials or build up surfaces on worn parts. Work at elevated levels on cranes and structures.

9.     Remove and replace defective parts or make or repair parts by setting up and operating various machines to turn, bore, drill, mill and tap to size.

10.  Repair, pumps and tires. Fill with oil or other fluids as required. Level, scrape and align ways, beds and spindles and realign tailstocks.

11.  Make, install and scrape bearings requiring precise and accurate workmanship.

12.  Maintain inventory of frequently used parts, such as, bearings, seals, plugs, hoses, clamps, wire valves, water pumps, voltage regulators, fluids and fittings.

13.  Maintain and repair lubricating, hydraulic and cooling systems oh machine tools, equipment, stationary engines and rolling stock by checking and replenishing fluid, setting and adjusting for proper flow rates and performance. Understand and conform to applicable regulatory regulations as related to handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials.

14.  Check machine, equipment, stationary engines, compressors, abrasive blast equipment and rolling stock for proper operation in accordance with preventive maintenance programs and schedules. Clean, check and replace automotive batteries. 

15.  Check work, fits, wear and operation using measuring instruments, tools, gauges, etc.

16.  Mount and level machines tools by placing on previously located studs by shimming under pads as required.

17.  Maintain tools, equipment and work area in a clean and orderly condition.

18.  Make proper time charge entries and record data as required.

19.  Perform work of equal or lower skill as required.

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.