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Manufacturing Technician 1 & 2 Veterans & Military Encouraged to Apply

Requisition ID: R10102803

  • CategoryCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location Location: Beavercreek, OH, USA   |  Kettering, OH, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) has several openings for a Manufacturing Technician 1 & Manufacturing Technician 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals supporting our Beavercreek (Dayton), OH. facility. This position requires onsite presence due to the nature of the role.  We are a world-class manufacturer of composite structures, radomes, and antenna systems for military applications.  We design and manufacturer solutions for our war fighters to keep our country safe and maintain peace on a global scale.

The Manufacturing Technician 1 & 2 will be responsible for fabricating composite components and tools to include bond prep, tool prep, ply kit generation, lamination, vacuum bagging, de-molding, trimming, finishing, and core fabrication.

The ideal candidate for this role must be interested in technical growth. He / She will enjoy a culture where teamwork and collaboration drive success and must be able to work in a process-centric environment.

*This is a first shift position working a 9/80 and/or 4/10 schedule.

**This position requires an active DoD Secret Clearance. While you are waiting for clearance, you could be performing non-cleared first shift work for other groups in support of our mission.  Once you receive your clearance, you will begin working your assigned position.

Essential Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot and solve unique problems working with engineering and other composite technicians
  • Handle perishable materials, paying close attention to expiration dates and out time life, and traceability information
  • Translate blueprints, technical specifications, and operating procedures into fabrications of structural assemblies to include precision drilling, countersinking, and the use of calibrated tool
  • Operate handheld tools. (e.g.) Scissors, razor knives, grinders, drills, sanders, cutting wheels, saws, routers, etc.
  • Utilize lean manufacturing principles and disciplines to enhance quality, cost, and delivery
  • Excels in a team environment
  • Support other departments or completes other duties as necessary
  • Be able to operate autoclave and curing ovens
  • Work in both (FOD) Foreign Object Debris critical and Foreign Object Debris sensitive environments and observe all related safety procedures
  • Responsible for completing and passing job specific qualification programs required to perform task.  Maintain a clean and safe working environment


Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a Manufacturing Technician 1 or a Manufacturing Technician 2 level based on the qualifications below:

Manufacturing Technician 1

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Basic computer skills
  • Must be able to perform moderate, strenuous, physical, and repetitious work to include bending, stooping, kneeling with the ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to work flexible/changing scheduled including weekends
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security clearance
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access

Manufacturing Technician 2 (ERAP Eligible)

  • High School Diploma and/or 2 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing, fabrication, or assembly environment
  • Experience using Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Must be able to perform moderate, strenuous, physical, and repetitious work to include bending, stooping, kneeling with the ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security clearance
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a manufacturing, fabrication, or assembly environment
  • Composite manufacturing experience to include layup, assembling and fabrication of composite parts
  • Demonstrated ability using standard measuring equipment and power hand tools
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints. Technical specifications, and operating procedures
  • Composite, structures/sheet metal experience in an aerospace, military, manufacturing and/or maintenance environment
  • Demonstrated mechanical ability and able to work under limited supervision
  • Advance composite manufacturing experience to include layup, structural assembling to include honeycomb shaping, repair, bonding and fabricate of composite parts
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize assigned workload
  • Prior Military
  • Airframe & Power Plant (A & P) License

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits including competitive medical and dental options
  • Retirement Options
  • College Education Assistance (employees may have the ability to apply to an apprenticeship program and further education with various colleges and universities)
  • Annual Bonuses
  • No experience required, on the job training/certification
  • Opportunities for career advancement across North America

This position reports to Beavercreek, OH, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Kettering, OH, OH, USA.

Salary Range: $36,300 USD - $60,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $43,200 USD - $72,000 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.