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Production Test Technician 3

Requisition ID: R10089013

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • LocationLocation: Charlottesville, VA, 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: 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Working in Northrop Grumman means making a direct contribution to mission projects that keep our homeland safe, expanding the boundaries of possibility and reshaping the world we live in. We are looking for a Production Test Technician 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Production Test Technician applies knowledge of electronics and circuitry to test, repair, and install a group of Northrop Grumman products. The selected team member will be responsible for testing, troubleshooting and repair down to component level of electronic assemblies utilizing test equipment such as meters, oscilloscopes, power supplies and RF Instruments. Responsible for functionally testing electronic assemblies and mechanical assemblies to ensure quality conformance.

Job Duties:
• 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
• At all times, promotes the company’s products and services through customer relationships
• Will adhere to Company’s Safety and quality policies and Employee “Code of Conduct”

Basic Qualifications:

  • A High School Diploma or Equivalent and a minimum 3 years additional education and/or related experience.
  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing electronic circuit boards and computer assemblies
  • Experience being able to read schematics
  • Knowledge and familiarity of general test equipment including Power Supplies, Signal Generators, Multi-meters, O-Scopes, RF Instruments, etc.
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office: Excel and Word
  • Basic knowledge of Windows Operating systems
  • Ability to frequently move and position objects weighing 40-50 lbs. and work in areas of height and close spaces

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate degree or Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline or two years of technical/military training
  • Experience with component level troubleshooting
  • Must be able to apply electronic and electro-mechanical theory
  • Computer proficiency in Windows Operating systems
  • Experience with automated test equipment
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance
  • Basic knowledge of Windows operating systems and network configurations


Salary Range: $48,800 USD - $81,400 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.