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Associate Engineer Electromechanical

Requisition ID: R10100346

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA   |  Redondo Beach, CA, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable, and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening for an Associate Engineer Electromechanical to support the Module Assembly and Test (MA&T) Department. This position will be located at our Space Park facility located in Manhattan Beach, CA.

The selected candidate will advance automation, and apply electrical & mechanical principles, to produce spaceflight and avionics microelectronic assemblies. Candidate must be comfortable working hands-on in a lab environment and be able to collaborate closely with managers, engineers, and technicians.  Candidate will be responsible for production of hardware with epoxy and/or solder mounted components, wire and/or ribbon bonds for electrical connectivity, laser or seam sealed for package hermiticity, and mechanical stress tests to name a few. The selected candidate must thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.


  • Supports and participates in the design, modification, fabrication, and mechanical/electrical testing of prototype and production microelectronic assemblies in a class 100,000 cleanroom. 

  • Automates certain parts, or designs & implements entirely new automated technologies, on production equipment or systems to reduce variability from human dependencies.

  • Establishes and reviews build plans that ensure all flow down requirements are met.

  •  Identifies, designs and co-ordinates the fabrication and fit check of all tooling necessary to support production.

  • Performs Material Review functions on discrepant product, performs root cause analysis on defects, and coordinates the implementation of cost effect corrective actions.

  • Methodically resolves technical issues.

  • Develops, improves, qualifies production processes.

  • Creates and maintains process procedures.

  • Continuously improves production yields by performing DOE’s, implementing & tracking Statistical Process Controls, or using Pareto charts and applicable metrics.

1st and 2nd shift positions available. 2nd shifts start time is after 12pm. 

This requisition may be filled at either a level 1 or a level 2, depending on the candidate’s experience as laid out in the basic qualifications detailed below as well as the interview assessment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and engineering experience

  • Excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward), interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees.

  • Experience with 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software applications.

  • Hands-on Experience with tools, machines and automated production or test equipment

  • Experience designing, fabricating, and assembling tools, jigs, and mechanism.

  • Experience making automated equipment with components such as stepper motors, programable logic controllers, actuators, sensors, gear drives, and pulleys.

  • Programming knowledge (e.g. VBA, Python, IDE)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience with Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software applications.

  • Experience with of Six Sigma or equivalent methodology for improving product quality and reducing process variability.

  • Knowledge of semiconductor processing and inspection and/or electronic assembly

  • Knowledge of RF fundamentals 

  • Able to obtain and maintain an active U.S. Government SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) for future work.

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.

This position reports to Manhattan Beach, CA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Redondo Beach, CA, CA, USA.

Salary Range: $85,000 USD - $127,400 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

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.