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Engineering Technician – level 1 or 2

Requisition ID: R10091503

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • LocationLocation: Elkton, MD, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 Defense Systems is currently seeking an Electronic Technician Level 1 or 2 for our Elkton, Maryland location.

The level to be hired will depend upon exhibited education, experience, and competency.

Job Summary:

This position works closely with Engineering to configure and execute testing operations including troubleshooting equipment, setup, fixturing, testing, equipment maintenance, documenting setup, and test results. Assists Engineers and Technicians with projects through building or procuring test equipment, setup, performing testing and process validations. Primary role is an instrumentation installation technician.

  • Provide technical support to engineers on a variety of technical tasks
  • Installs instrumentation including but not limited to strain gages and thermocouples using a variety of techniques
  • Gathers, maintains, formats, compiles, and manipulates technical data
  • Calibrates, adjusts and maintains equipment, components, devices or systems.
  • Works from schematics, engineering drawings and technical instructions.
  • Sets up and configures test equipment, systems, test articles, and software
  • Perform tests/experiments and records data to assist with engineering evaluation or analysis
  • Utilizes various test equipment for data gathering
  • Reports data in prescribed format
  • Perform routine calculations using Excel or other related software and proficient in MS Office
  • Use a computer daily to perform testing operations. This includes using Excel and custom software.

Basic Qualifications Level 1:

  • High School Diploma.  related electronics experience a plus.
  • Work requires the ability to use soldering techniques for building and repairing various types of electrical components including but not limited to cables and assemblies.
  • Ability to follow strict safety protocols, elevate concerns, follow highly detailed instructions, document discrepancies and resolve conflicts in instructions, tasks or designs.
  • Detail oriented and an ability to remain highly focused during complex test processes.
  • Must be a US citizen and meet requirements to obtain a secret security clearance.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs on a routine basis.
  • Strong fluency in Microsoft Office applications and computer use

Basic Qualifications Level 2:

  • High School Diploma and a minimum of two years related experience, or a technology degree / certificate, or military electronics experience.
  • Work requires the ability to use soldering techniques for building and repairing various types of electrical components including but not limited to cables and assemblies.
  • Ability to follow strict safety protocols, elevate concerns, follow highly detailed instructions, document discrepancies and resolve conflicts in instructions, tasks or designs.
  • Detail oriented and an ability to remain highly focused during complex test processes.
  • Must be a US citizen and meet requirements to obtain a secret security clearance.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs on a routine basis.
  • Strong fluency in Microsoft Office applications and computer use

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with test equipment and systems’ interfaces, including installation, troubleshooting, diagnostics, repairs and maintenance of test instrumentation.
  • Experience reading and interpreting schematic diagrams, operating a variety of test equipment, duties such as testing, troubleshooting, modifying, calibrating, installing, maintaining, repairing, constructing, developing, on electronic equipment, or similar functions.
  • The ability to setup and install complex rocket motor instrumentation arrangements using engineering direction, drawings and instructions.

This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location.  Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.


Salary Range: $41,600 USD - $69,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $49,400 USD - $82,400 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.