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Additive Manufacturing Technician

Requisition ID: R10098610

  • CategoryCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • LocationLocation: Devens, MA, 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.

Adaptive Optics Associates – Xinetics (AOA Xinetics), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Unit, is currently seeking an Additive Manufacturing Technician 3 to support our manufacturing operations in Devens MA.

AOA Xinetics (AOX) designs, develops, and manufactures precision, advanced optical products and systems such as deformable mirrors, optical systems, adaptive optics control systems and silicon carbide optical structures for the U.S. Government, commercial customers, and U.S. defense prime and second-tier contractors. Markets for these technologies include civilian astronomy and semiconductor capital equipment as well as defense ISR and Directed Energy.

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Reporting to the Precision Devices Manager, the Additive Manufacturing Technician 3 performs functions associated with all manufacturing operations related to Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), including working with engineers in set-up and calibration tasks, as well as performing quality testing related to the production of parts and components.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Operate state-of-the-art 3D printers to produce novel components

  • Perform daily printer start/stop operations and perform maintenance as needed such as loading in printer feedstock and preparing printing substrates

  • Perform post-print operations such as cleaning and measuring printed components

  • Perform routine 3D printer maintenance and hygiene procedures to ensure equipment is always ready to perform with reduced downtime

  • Work with engineering and manufacturing team members to conduct and improve manufacturing operations

  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and four years of relevant work experience in a manufacturing environment, conducting mechanical inspection of tools and related machines, and performing equipment maintenance

  • Passionate about learning and hands-on operation of machinery

  • Comfortable being trained on new processes, ability to deal with ambiguity

  • Mechanically inclined and willing to document and investigate issues, excellent troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to think outside the box to overcome technical challenges

  • Detail oriented, ability to accurately execute precision steps

  • Strong communication skills

  • A learning mindset, able to provide and receive critical feedback

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs

  • Ability to stand on your feet up to 8 hours a day

  • US Citizenship is a bona fide requirement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience reading work orders and part drawings

  • Experience operating advanced manufacturing equipment (3D printer, CNC machine, laser cutter/welder, wire EDM, etc.)

  • Experience working in a manufacturing setting where quality is of the utmost importance


Salary Range: $56,600 USD - $94,300 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.