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Manufacturing Tech 1

Requisition ID: R10095982

  • CategoryCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • LocationLocation: San Diego, 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

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: 


Our San Diego, CA site is in search of  Manufacturing Technician 1 to join our growing team.  


Successful candidates will work 1st Shift (5:00am – 2:30pm) 2nd Shift (1:00pm – 10:30pm) or 3rd Shift (8:00pm - 5:30am). 


Roles and Responsibilities  

  • Perform functions associated with all manufacturing operations in layup and panel fabrication. 

  • Handling and managing fragile composite materials 

  • Prep, lay-up and bonding of composite products. 

  • Experience with layup of uni-directional and weave pre-pregs 

  • May report status/progress and interface with other employees and departments. 

  • Tooling preparation and release application. 

  • Utilize measurement tools such as calipers, rulers, and tape measures for fabricating hardware. 

  • Assist in maintaining overall shop appearance and cleanliness. 

  • Execute to written instructions. 


Basic Qualifications:  

  • High School diploma or equivalent and or 0 - 2 years additional education and/or related discipline. 

  • Must be a US Citizen. 

  • Excels in a team environment. 

  • Ability to work under limited supervision. 

  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds. 

  • Ability to be on feet for up to 8+ hours each day. 

  • Ability to work Overtime and Weekends as needed. 



Preferred Qualifications  

  • Demonstrated Mechanical Ability. 

  • Proficient use of basic shop arithmetic. 

  • Standard computer literacy skills in Microsoft Office: Word and Excel. 

  • Able to read, write and work to written instructions, blueprints, or shop drawings in English. 

  • Initiative, self-starter, adaptable, and high motivation for excellence. 

  • Experience working in a composites/manufacturing  environment (space/satellite structures, aerospace manufacturing environment) 

  • Experience or familiarity with ISO requirements, standards, and compliance issues. 

  • Experience with cranes and rigging, forklifts, and similar manufacturing equipment 

  • Ability to work under limited supervision. 

Salary range: $38,700 - $64,500


Salary Range: $38,700 USD - $64,500 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.