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Engineering Technician 2

Requisition ID: R10102766

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • LocationLocation: San Diego, 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our organization is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. 

We are looking for you to join our team as a Engineering Technician 2 based out of San Diego, CA. As a Engineering Technician 2 at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What You’ll get to Do:

Provides technical support to engineers on a variety of technical tasks. Gathers, maintains, formats, compiles, and manipulates technical data, such as laboratory or material test results and engineering design changes. Produces engineering documentation, reports, drawings (flow charts, block diagrams, and schematics).

You will act as the lab owner for various engineering labs used in development of electrical and mechanical hardware. This position works under guidance and direction toward predetermined goals and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. Work is checked through consultation and agreement with others and by formal review of supervisor. This position is a highly collaborative effort working as a service to the larger engineering community for prototype builds, working to ensure EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) compliance, and for material/asset tracking and accountability.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lab asset inventory control. Monitor assets moving between labs and updating asset tracking database in conformance with company and regulatory policies
  • Enter new assets into the asset tracking database
  • Stocking and ordering of lab consumable items
  • Work with instrument services for calibration of lab equipment and assets
  • Support asset inventory audits with property management and resolve/correct findings and deficiencies
  • Support EHS audits and resolve/correct findings and deficiencies
  • Develop/update lab work procedures, safety standards, MSDS books, maintain/update lab training records for staff
  • Ensure general cleanliness and orderliness of labs
  • Provide engineering Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) prototype build support utilizing LPKF Printed Wiring Boards (PWB) and CCA equipment
  • Provide general engineering support for electromechanical items utilizing general shop equipment (grinders, drill press,
  • CNC router, hand tools, etc.)
  • Perform prototype cable build and repair (USB, RF, Power, Mixed Signal)
  • Repair/debug of prototype CCAs
  • System/Sub-system prototype assembly and integration


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 2+ years of additional experience or related experience.

  • Must be able to read schematics and perform basic CCA bring up and debug

  • Must have the ability to use MS office products (Word, Excel, PPTX, etc)

  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a DoD clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of operating 3D printers and machine shop equipment

  • Perform Troubleshooting and Diagnosis of malfunctions down to component level

  • Associates degree in field of technology

  • IPC solder certified

  • Understanding of simple CNC set-up/programing

  • Understanding of hazardous waste handling

  • Ability to use DVOM, O-Scopes and general electronic equipment

  • Experience using LPFK CCA prototyping equipment

  • Ability to solder small and fine pitch components in Pb or Pb-free

  • Active DoD clearance

Salary Range: $51,800 USD - $86,400 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.