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Electronics Test Technician – 2nd shift

Requisition ID: R10054364

  • Category IconCategory: Non-CJCS
  • Location IconLocation: Sykesville, Maryland, 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking Electronics Test Technicians for multiple shifts to join our Sykesville, Maryland team. In the Mission Systems sector, you’ll join our experts in developing systems and solutions that keep our world safe.

The selected candidates must be able to apply electronics principles to test and troubleshoot complete components, assemblies, devices, circuits, and systems.

A Test Technician should also have proficiency in using a broad range of measuring and monitoring equipment (oscilloscopes, function and waveform generators, power supplies and meters, current sensors and probes, etc.) to both perform the tests as specified and to troubleshoot down to the component level.

The Test Technician will perform acceptance test procedures that verify equipment function. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Selection, set up, calibration and operation of simple to complex equipment and facilities over a broad spectrum of technologies in the process of testing a unit.
  • Verification and validation of product and paperwork configuration, test processes and test equipment/setup configuration and calibration.
  • Measuring, collecting and recording of electrical performance data as required by the test specifications including analysis and evaluation of the data to the test specification requirements and prepare accurate and complete test reports of all recorded data.
  • Programming and verification of devices.
  • Troubleshooting of systems, devices, processes and/or test set-ups to locate and repair defective areas.

Acceptance Testing to include:

  • Circuit Check of units to either a wiring tab, wiring diagram or schematic.
  • Performance of Insulation Resistance and Dielectric Strength Test.
  • Performance of Full Load (Burn-in) tests.
  • Operational Test (either Manual, Automated or some portion of both).

The Test Technicians may be asked to support engineering efforts including:

  • Assisting engineers in performance of design verification tests including the setup and operation of test equipment.
  • Performing initial procedural tests on new and/or changed equipment to verify that the tests can be performed as specified.
  • Perform maintenance and integration of peripherals.
  • Duties will be performed onsite or in the field as required.

We are looking for one person to work regular day shift (1st shift), one person to work 4th shift (Friday-Sunday 6am to 6pm), and one person to work 5th shift (Friday-Sunday 6pm to 6am). Employees working 4th shift and 5th shift, work 36 hours per week but are paid for 40 hours. Employees working 5th shift, also receive a shift differential.


Basic Qualifications

  • High School diploma and an additional 6 years of relevant education and/or experience
  • Associate of Science degree (or Technical degree) in electronic technology. Six months of military electronics school or 2 years of electronics experience may be considered in lieu of the 2 year degree.
  • Proficiency using measuring and monitoring equipment such as oscilloscopes, function and waveform generators, power supplies and meters, current sensors and probes
  • Ability to read wiring diagrams and schematics
  • Ability to accept up to 10% travel at various physical locations
  • Ability to work independently and with personnel of multiple disciplines and functions to achieve job objectives
  • Ability to be subject to areas which could cause various phobias due to height or closed spaces
  • Ability to be subject to both external and internal environmental conditions
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level clearance
  • Ability to work around high voltage and current
  • Must pass pre-employment skills assessment

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with SAP application including workflow, signoff and documentation
  • Experience with continuous improvement and process improvement principles
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Current, active Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $46,062 USD - $110,869 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.