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Avionics Technician 2 (Manufacturing & Test Technician 2)

Requisition ID: R10100373

  • CategoryCategory: Flight Operations
  • LocationLocation: Goleta, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman’s Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Spacecraft Components is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U.S. satellite built in the last 20 years. Learn more about Spacecraft Components at our website: https://www.northropgrumman.com/space/spacecraft-components/

The team in Goleta, CA is looking for a professional Manufacturing & Test Technician to support radio frequency and electronic testing with duties as assigned in support of plant wide operations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform manufacturing operations associated with RF circuit testing, tuning, and assembly.
  • Assemble and test mechanical and electromechanical antennas for aircraft and spacecraft
  • Utilizes common hand tools and occasional soldering to assemble hardware.
  • Utilizes measurement tools such as calipers, height gauges, and dial indicators during hardware fabrication.
  • Transmission and reflection arch measurements using a VNA (vector network analyzer)
  • Process measurements in support of low-rate manufacturing operations·
  • Utilize Antenna pattern and gain measurements within the Anechoic Chamber and RF network VSWR measurements
  • Report data and interface with other employees and departments
  • Read and understand manufacturing drawings/schematics and shop planning
  • Assist in maintaining overall shop appearance and cleanliness.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 2:

  • High school diploma or GED and at least 2 years of additional education and/or related experience
  • US Citizen able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance·
  • Ability to read, write and work to instructions written in English.
  • Ability read and follow directions on engineering drawings
  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to be on feet for up to various hours each day
  • Ability to work flexible hours, overtime, and different shifts based on demanding manufacturing schedules

Preferred Qualifications:

  • J-STD-001 Soldering Certificate
  • Demonstrated Mechanical Ability
  • Proficient use of basic shop arithmetic
  • Experience with Matlab
  • Microsoft Officeskills (Word and Excel)
  • Initiative, self-starter, adaptable, and high motivationfor excellence
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and work individually and in a team environment.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement with a focus on customer service excellence. Travel for this position is minimal, less than 10%.
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Salary Range: $51,800 USD - $69,100 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.