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High Rate Machinist

Requisition ID: R10068525

  • CategoryCategory: Non-CJCS
  • LocationLocation: Rocket Center, West VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No

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.


  • High school diploma, or equivalent,
  • A minimum combination of (5) five years’ experience in operation and related education of manual and/or CNC controlled machining equipment.

Duties: Could include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Running production parts  on Manual and CNC machining equipment
  • Collection and recording of SPC characteristics of manufactured parts on digital and manual measuring devices
  • Work with Supervision, Engineering and/or Mission Assurance personnel to improve safety, quality, and/or cost of manufacturing processes
  • Train other machinists and operators to safely, accurately and proficiently manufacture parts using manual and CNC equipment.
  • Serve as resource for Engineering, Supervision, Mission Assurance and other machinists as required

Responsibilities: Could include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Mount tooling according to the tool sheet or the program
  • Indicate and align all tools
  • Touch off tools on X,Z, and Y axis
  • Produce first part and submit to inspection
  • Make changes based on inspection results in order to get first piece acceptance
  • Assure that all gages and necessary documentation are in the work area
  • Note all tool and insert changes
  • Basic knowledge of how to operate and navigate a computer.
  • Operate any process in accordance with the procedures and set up sheets
  • Support Research & Development efforts by collaborating with respective engineers

Technology Knowledge: Must have thorough understanding and be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following:

  • Shop mathematics
  • Blue-print reading and understanding
  • Ability to read and take measurements using digital and manual inspection equipment

Business Process Knowledge:

  • Support management strategies and plans
  • Promote safety and health
  • Understand the customer needs and expectations
  • Perform to the highest level of quality
  • Communicate effectively

Salary Range: $31 USD - $31 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.