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Calibration Technician 2

Requisition ID: R10110534

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • LocationLocation: Apopka, FL, USA
  • 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 Mission Systems is seeking a dedicated Calibration Technician to join our team in Apopka, Fl.

The selected candidate will perform calibration, maintenance and repair activities of electronic measuring and test equipment to commercial specifications and/or internally developed procedures to validate equipment accuracies and performance integrity. Calibrate, repair and evaluate performance of standard and non-standard electronic equipment to verbal and written specifications utilizing sensitive and intricate comparison standards and devices. Calibration and verification of such devices as commercially available Oscilloscopes, DMM's, Frequency Counters, Temperature measuring and Recording Devices and Electro-optical measurement equipment utilizing intricate setups, and exercising a thorough knowledge of calibration techniques.

Experience is needed with various calibration and testing equipment as well as possessing troubleshooting and repair skills. Must have adequate electronic aptitude and be conversant with the terminology and techniques of calibration practices. Basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft Excel and Access is required. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and co-workers in a team environment. Bending, stooping and lifting of test equipment is required. May be required to work occasional late evenings and/or weekend overtime as necessary to meet factory deadlines or departmental expectations. Operational experience with vacuum, pressure, thermo-dynamic and optical measuring equipment is desired. Familiarity with military and aerospace industry concepts, practices and procedures and / or PMEL training is preferred.


  • Test, calibrate, adjust, and maintain electromechanical, mechanical, optical, pneumatic, hydro mechanical, and pressure-type measuring and indicating instruments.
  • Calibrate Commercial Test Equipment as well as specialized internally developed Test Sets and individual testing equipment.
  • Set up calibration sequences, methods and procedures according to detailed specifications, blueprints, drawings, internally developed procedures, Manufacturer Manuals and other requirements.
  • Troubleshoot, disassemble, clean, repair, and replace defective parts as necessary.
  • Exercise a thorough knowledge of calibration techniques and utilizes a large array of various Calibration Equipment and Calibration Standards in the performance of the assigned duties.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and 2+ years of equivalent experience in a Manufacturing or Test Environment.
  • Basic knowledge of Oscilloscopes, Digital Multimeters and the ability to interpret schematic drawings.
  • Must have basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work in collaborative team environment.
  • Able to prioritize and adjust tasks simultaneously to accomplish the project result.
  • Able to analyze data to discover facts, knowledge, interpretations to carry out prescribed action(s).
  • Able to apply technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts.
  • Able to perform work in an approved environment during specified work hours and support occasional overtime work as needed.
  • Ability to compute, analyze, and interpret numerical data for reporting purposes.
  • Ability to validate and adjust precise measurements.
  • Ability to frequently move and position objects weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to frequently push a calibration cart to various on-site locations.
  • Ability to frequently bend, kneel and stoop to gain access to equipment and adjustments.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years or more experience in an equipment calibration lab environment or equivalent
  • A knowledge with usage of various Measuring and Test Equipment Calibration Standards.
  • Operation experience with vacuum, pressure, thermo-dynamic and optical measuring equipment is desired.
  • Familiarity with military and aerospace industry concepts, practices, procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • PMEL training is or equivalent is preferred.
  • Capable computer skills and experience with using Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, and Outlook. Knowledge to design formulas and macros
  • Knowledge of electronic equipment troubleshooting concepts and the ability to isolate issues down to the board level.


Salary Range: $44,800 USD - $74,600 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.