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Engineering Test Technician 3

Requisition ID: R10111796

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • LocationLocation: Goleta, CA, 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: No
  • 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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman’s Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Space craft Components is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U.S. satellite built in the last 20 years. Learn more about Space craft Components at our website:

The Space Systems Group is seeking an Engineering Technician 3 based out of the Goleta, CA site. Work will be collaborated with a dedicated Test & Metrology team using a variety of mechanical, environmental and computer driven Metrology equipment.  Daily tasks will take this individual throughout our 83,000 sq. ft. engineering and manufacturing facilities, supporting a variety of program needs.


  • Provide test and technical support to engineers on a variety of technical tasks.
  • Execute comprehensive component and system level test plans, procedures and test events
  • Participate in test planning and test readiness reviews
  • Analyze measurement requirements and equipment measurement tolerances.
  • Define and maintain documented best practices for test processes and equipment.
  • Contribute to maintaining and improving test equipment and infrastructure.
  • Gathers, maintains, formats, compiles, and manipulates technical data, such component and systems level test results and engineering design changes.
  • Conduct tests and record data to assist with engineering evaluation or analysis.
  • Maintains engineering documentation and reports (procedures and test reports)
  • Support internal and external customers’ needs.
  • Identify, troubleshoot and solve test problems and provide assistance to manufacturing, inspection and engineering issues.
  • Analyze data and provide reports in a variety of customers’ format.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED and at least 4 years of additional education and/or related experience
  • 4 years overall experience as a technician in the manufacturing/engineering field
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and mechanical drawings
  • Experience working in Cleanroom Environment and Environmental Test Area
  • Availability to work overtime and weekends as needed.
  • Must be able to work on feet for extended periods of time and have the ability to manipulate equipment weighting up to 50 pounds.

Salary Range: $61,700 USD - $102,800 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.