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Sentinel (GBSD) Principal Support Equipment Field Engineer – 7645*

Requisition ID: R10054786

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Vandenberg AFB, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 4

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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal Support Equipment Field Engineer. This position will be located in Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) programLearn more about the GBSD program here.  This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

What You’ll Get To Do: 

  • Inspect, repair, maintain support equipment, including life support equipment, lifting equipment, proof-loading hoisting equipment, welding, fabrication and paint.

  • Responsible for inventory control, distribution, recovery, and repair of ICBM ground support equipment.

  • Provides technical support to engineers on a variety of technical tasks.

  • Gathers, maintains, formats, compiles, and manipulates technical data, such as laboratory or material test results and engineering design changes.

  • Reads and understand engineering documentation that applies to laboratory setup and integration.

  • Uses personal computer in performance of analyses and development of documentation/reports.

  • May conduct tests and record data to assist with engineering evaluation or analysis.

  • Able to implement best practices in demonstrates good hardware configuration management and tool accountability.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: 

• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage 

• 401k 

• Educational Assistance 

• Life Insurance 

• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions  

• Paid Time Off  

• Health & Wellness Resources  

• Employee Discounts 

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.  

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience with Bachelor’s Degree; 3 years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. 

  • US Citizenship with an Active Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 6 years)

  • Experience in an integration, production, manufacturing or test environment or similar work

  • Experience with common hand tools and test equipment found in an integration, production, manufacturing or test environment.

  • Experience reading drawings, blueprints, diagrams and create work instructions/procedures

  • Ability to obtain a Commercial Drivers License within 6 months of employment

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Active Top Secret security clearance with adjudication in the last 6 years.

  • ICBM Maintenance or aerospace integration, assembly, and test experience.

  • Commercial Driver's License valid in California and Utah.

  • Experience utilizing MS products; Word, Excel, and Visio.

  • Four additional years of ICBM maintenance experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

  • Prior military experience

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Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 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.