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Production Equipment Support Technician 4

Requisition ID: R10106823

  • 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.

AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Unit, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications. We are seeking a Equipment Support Technician 4 to support our Manufacturing Operations in our Devens, MA facility.

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AOX is committed to the rapid development, manufacture and delivery of leading-edge deformable mirror and commercial products, utilizing advances in ceramic materials, technology and processing to meet or exceed customer expectations. The Equipment Technician will provide manufacturing technical expertise and direction to qualify and maintain cutting edge processing equipment.

The successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; be able to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high visibility environment; and work well as part of a team. They must also be a self- starter who is able to work independently or in small teams using schematics, diagrams, and written and verbal descriptions. Excellent prioritization, planning and documentation skills are required.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Interact, support and collaborate with manufacturing engineering and production organizations in providing world-class metrics on state of the art manufacturing equipment

  • Apply complex knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures to expedite troubleshooting and repair of complex industrial equipment with integrated electronic, hydraulic, robotics, and pneumatics systems

  • Communicate maintenance and repair efforts to management and cross functional groups.

  • Develop work instructions for recurring repairs and processes

  • Support capital equipment projects as needed

  • Work with Manufacturing Engineering SME’s to develop a Predictive and Preventive Maintenance Program for a variety of production assets ensuring reliability checks are made

  • Ensure all applicable documents, drawings and instructions are available for machine evaluation, troubleshooting and repair

  • Develop and maintain performance metrics, i.e., machine uptime,  and OEE

  • Own, repair, and gain a solid understanding of complex machine system functions, controls and controls through prior experience, or manufacturer trainings to maintain operating metrics to world class levels

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with 6 years of experience with automated production equipment.

  • Able to understand/read system manuals and electrical schematics

  • Experience using hand tools, DMM’s and other pertinent specialized test equipment

  • Capable of troubleshooting and repairing electrical and mechanical parts down to its component level

  • Effective writing skills are essential as well as being able to use Microsoft Office as candidate will also be required to write equipment reports and documentation

  • US Citizenship is a bona fide requirement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and equipment used in the semiconductor industry

  • Prior experience as a maintenance or service technician on industrial, automated and/ or manufacturing equipment

  • Electronics experience in a manufacturing, assembly and/ or troubleshooting capacity

  • Experience working in a cleanroom environment


Salary Range: $67,100 USD - $111,900 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.