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Engineering Technician 3

Requisition ID: R10070312

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • LocationLocation: Clearfield, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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.

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an engineering technician to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The position will be in Clearfield, UT. Our team works with experienced engineers, technicians, supporting sophisticated structural analysis, manufacturing, and testing of both composite and metallic materials of aerospace structures. We engineer the latest structures for military/commercial aircraft and launch structures, and are leaders in next-generation structure development. Would you like to work on the cutting edge of aerospace? Come join our team!


  • Develop, maintain, and execute test plans for products ranging from components to sub-assemblies to vehicle-level systems.
  • Operate and/or support complex test facility systems (e.g MTS and Instron machines) and help direct a team of technicians to execute test processes
  • Plans sequence of fabrication, assembly, installation, and other manufacturing operations relating to specific portion of the product for guidance of production workers.
  • Plans detail operations from digital models, blueprints, engineering orders, change notices, and other design releases.
  • Analyze and review data to ensure that hardware is operating as expected utilizing numerical data analysis tools to interpret test results
  • Write test reports that include test results and conclusions based on the data collected 
  • Directly support testing, such as material preparation and testing, testing using an Instron and other material testing equipment, metallurgical lab sample cutting, mounting, polishing and evaluation
  • Provide support to the manufacturing floor by working proactively with cross-functional teams to understand frontline problems and implement cost-saving, impactful solutions.
  • Material preparation (storage, thawing, cutting, inventory, traceability, etc.) in support of material testing
  • Track individual metrics, maintain notebook, capture lessons learned and undocumented process details
  • Work across engineering and operations to clarify requirements and drive improvements
  • Lead process improvements working with cross functional teams

Our team enjoys a significantly diverse range of assignments and collaborates with many Northrop Grumman teams to provide innovative solutions to complex and exciting problems.

We work a 9/80 work week, which gives us every other Friday off to pursue passions outside the office.

Northrop Grumman offers a full suite of benefits to our employees. We are regularly voted among the top companies for work life balance. Our Clearfield location is surrounded by the beautiful Wasatch Mountains which provide numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation. Do you enjoy skiing, hiking, or biking? Picture yourself in Utah!

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED and Bachelors Degree or 6 years of additional education or experience.
  • Ability to work on an assembly floor 
  • Ability to obtain DoD Secret Security Clearance and special program access within a reasonable period of time as determined by the needs of the business.
  • Strong expertise using the full suite of Microsoft Office Tools
  • Mechanical aptitude/ experience
  • Ability to work flexible/changing schedules and weekend

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated ability using standard measuring equipment and power hand tools
  • Demonstrated Mechanical Ability
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize
  • Composite manufacturing experience to include layup, assembling and fabricate of composite part
  • Active DoD Secret security clearance last investigated within 5 1/2 years and the ability to obtain special program access.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, technical specifications, and operating procedures
  • Experience with continuous improvement tools in Kaizen, Lean, Toyota Production lean principles
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams in a manufacturing environment

Salary Range: $51,300 USD - $85,500 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.