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NDT Engineering Technician 2

Requisition ID: R10103848

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • LocationLocation: Plymouth, MN, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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 is seeking an NDT Engineering Technician 2 for our location in Plymouth, MN.

The development of smart armament systems, designed to increase the competitive advantage of our armed forces, is accelerating. This has increased the need for a non-destructive test technician who has a passion for technology development, paired with demonstrated expertise in customer service excellence. For this position, technicians are required to provide prior NDT experience documentation and certification that will meet NAS 410 current revision requirements.  This team member will drive to continually outperform the competition and exceed customer expectations while acting with integrity, loyalty, and respect.

The technician will primarily utilize radiographic, ultrasonic and eddy current technologies to provide inspection service support to the design team here in Plymouth, as wells as to our test facility at the Proving Grounds in Elk River. 

Radiographic capabilities include acquisition and analysis utilizing various radiographic technologies, including conventional x-ray and computed tomography.


  • Support our production activities through various NDT testing applications.

  • Conduct radiographic testing, including acquisition and analysis, utilizing conventional x-ray, flash x-ray and computed tomography.

  • Conduct ultrasonic testing.

  • Conduct eddy current.

  • Become part of the product team and form close working relationships by understanding the whole system function and presenting solutions and design direction to the design community in an insightful and timely manner.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 4 years additional education and/or related experience

  • Meet the NAS 410 requirements for Level 2 radiography, ultrasound and eddy current inspection methods.

  • Excellent computer competency with the ability to use MS Office applications as well as image processing.

  • Must be able to work without direct supervision.

  • US Citizenship is required and able to acquire a DOD Secret Level Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 4 years of aerospace experience in a quality organization.

  • Experience using and maintaining Nikon CT systems.

  • Understanding of mechanical metallurgical laboratory activities.

  • Experience with mechanical ordnance components, electrical components including printed circuit cards as well as explosive and energetic components.

  • Prior or current DOD secret level clearance.

Salary Range: $49,400 USD - $82,400 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.