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AOX Manufacturing Information Session

Requisition ID: R10110364

  • 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

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.

Do you have a passion for space? Are you driven to push the limits of human innovation?

Northrop Grumman's Adaptive Optics Associates - Xinetics (AOX) in Devens, MA will be hosting an online information session on Wednesday, June 7th to discuss our products and what it's like to work at Northrop Grumman. Please apply today to express your interest in joining us!

AOX, a wholly owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP), 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 design, develop, manufacture and service systems world-wide for the US Government, industrial and commercial customers, as well as US defense prime and second tier contractors. Markets for these technologies include civilian astronomy and semiconductor capital equipment as well as defense Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Directed Energy.       

We are hiring for multiple positions in:

  • Manufacturing Technicians

  • Production Test Technicians

  • Optical/Opto-Mechanical Assemblers


Performing a variety of tasks ranging from repetitive to non-repetitive production assembly operations on opto-mechanical, electro-optical and electronic and/or mechanical assemblies. Works from diagrams and drawings, makes initial layouts, and uses hand and/or power tools. Performing continuity checks on work in process and completed assemblies. May disassemble, modify, rework, reassemble, and test experimental or prototype assemblies and subassemblies according to specifications provided by a cognizant engineer.

These positions are a great fit for someone who enjoys working in a team environment, can perform tasks under a microscope on very small assemblies; has a high level of attention to detail and quality. The chosen candidates must be able to multi-task and flex between multiple assignments.  

Basic Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Ability to handle delicate optical and mechanical components

  • Ability to use basic hand tools

  • Ability to perform tasks from written directions and drawings

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and blueprints

  • U.S. citizenship is a bona fide requirement

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Assembly or electronic experience

  • Basic knowledge of optical and electrical test equipment


Salary Range: $33,600 USD - $90,900 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.