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Production Test Technician 2

Requisition ID: R10093509

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • 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: 2nd 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.

Job Posting Title: Production Test Technician 


Job Profile: K60302 


Job Description 


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 a Production Test Technician to join our growing team.  



Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Prepare test specimens to support testing on Instron type test machine using strain gage and extensometer instrumentation 

  • Sets up test apparatus and conducts tests of production assemblies and units following methods 

procedures, standards, and sequences.  

  • Lays out and assembles units for production equipment according to designs and specifications.  

Adjusts and calibrates systems as needed.  

  • Modifies equipment by adding, removing, or altering components as defined by predetermined diagrams and sketches.  

  • Corrects malfunctions by making adjustments or replacing parts or components as directed.  

  • Uses hand and small power tools, and various measuring and testing devices in performing job duties.  

  • May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures. 



Basic Qualifications: 

  • A High School Diploma and an additional 2 years of relevant work experience 

  • 1 - 2 years' experience in a work environment where technical aptitude, operation of computer controlled equipment, and basic assembly or manufacturing experience has been demonstrated 

  • Prior experience in aerospace and/or composite manufacturing/test environment 

  • Tooling preparation and release application 

  • Bond, prep and bonding of composite structures to metallic fittings 

  • Experience with general machine shop equipment such as Lathe, Mill, Band Saw, Table Saw and Surface Grinder 

  • Utilize measurement tools such as calipers, rulers, and tape measures for fabricating test samples 

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

  • US Citizenship required 



Preferred Qualifications 

  • Associate’s Degree or a 2 year Technical Degree in related discipline 

  • Knowledge in test instrumentation will be given strong preference 

  • Proficient use of basic shop arithmetic 

  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications (Word and Excel) to document results 

  • Ability to read, write and interpret written instructions in English 

  • Ability to work under limited supervision 

  • Ability to be on feet for up to 9 hours each day 

  • Ability to work flexible hours, overtime, and weekends as needed based on demanding manufacturing schedules 



Primary Location: CA75 


Work Shift: 2nd


Salary range: $47,600- 79,300 


Salary Range: $47,600 USD - $79,300 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.