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Requisition ID: R10075681

  • CategoryCategory: Non-CJCS
  • LocationLocation: Sunnyvale, 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: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 2

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.


Collaboration and critical thinking to troubleshoot and determine cause of unique CNC equipment failures, malfunctions and repair, modify, install, and maintain electrical circuits, components and systems on machine tools, cranes, elevators, alarms, transformers, controls, and high voltage cables and equipment.  The Machine maintenance team provides support on a variety of machine configurations including multi-axis gantries, mill turn applications, large vertical lathes, horizontal boring machines, spin forming lathes, etc.


Insulated pliers, screwdrivers, wrench hammer, etc. Electrical testing equipment such as oscilloscopes, digital meters, tachometers, brush recorder, VTVM, multi-meters, capacitor testers, and solid-state analyzer. Test lamp, power factor meter, KW meters, meggers, dielectric testing equipment, cable pulling equipment, battery tester, etc. Conduit bender, ladder, safety belt, glasses, padlocks, hard hat, etc.


Printed circuit boards, servo‑valves, synchro systems, speed variators, feedback amplifiers, electro‑hydraulically/pneumatic controlled automatic equipment, AC & DC servo positioners. Conduit, wire, cable, tape, light fixtures, bulbs, distilled water, etc.  Various electrical replacement parts.


Direct Electricians assigned to help in the installation and repair of plant electrical facilities.



  • Perform preventive maintenance and scheduled repairs on production tools, equipment, and machines.
  • Work on a maintenance team alongside mechanics, operators and Engineers in a cross-functional team setting to minimize machine downtime and improve line output.
  • Read, interpret and follow work instructions, schematics (electrical, electronic, PLC) SOPs, blueprints, diagrams, engineering drawings, specifications, bills of materials, and other written instructions or procedures to accurately assemble, troubleshoot, and repair production tools, equipment, and machineries
  • Utilize a Computerized Maintenance Work System (CMMS) to adhere to work order scheduling, document labor reports, material/part usage, and work order completion.
  • Adherence to the scheduling of work through the work management program is required
  • Monitors spare parts inventory and conducts inventory cycle count according to CMMS schedule.
  • Proficient personal computer skills to include CMMS, Excel, Word and Access.
  • Results oriented, self-motivated, and able to work with limited direct supervision.
  • Complete Work Orders on all tasks performed
  • Read and follow National, State, and Local electrical codes, Arc Flash NFPA-70E, OSHA mandated occupational safety practices (e.g., LOTO, fall protection), and local and federal environmental, health, and safety regulations.
  • Troubleshoot, trace electrical/electronic schematic circuits, and determine cause of malfunction or failure on AC­/DC motors, VFD, power supplies, control systems, motor generators, master clock system, fire alarm systems, and repair, modify or replace components to restore to proper operation.
  • Test high voltage cable and equipment to analyze condition and expected life. Disassemble and disconnect equipment to obtain faulty or malfunctioning circuits, components or units and repair or replace defects.
  • Fabricate, wire, connect, and test special test equipment and aids to accomplish operations.
  • Perform preventive maintenance such as removing dirt from connections and windings, tighten connections, retaping and insulating connections, etc. 

Basic Skills and Qualifications:

  • GED or High School Diploma
  • 2-year electrical, technical or related degree OR completion of electrical apprenticeship OR Military Electrical "A" / "C" Schools
  • 3+ years of experience as an electrical maintenance technician or field service engineer
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Self-starter able to work independently or in small teams using schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions

General Computer Skills

  • Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or other related field
  • 5+ years of experience as an electrical maintenance technician or field service engineer
  • Strong Knowledge of CNC Machine Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Ladder logic, networking and CNC experience is a plus
  • Experience using CMMS in a manufacturing or production environment
  • Excellent prioritization, planning, communication, and documentation skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

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.