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Mechanical Technician 1 – (Space/Satellite)

Requisition ID: R10110520

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • LocationLocation: Dulles, VA, 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: 2

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's Propulsion Work Center of Excellence is looking for a highly motivated, detail oriented individual to join our team in Dulles, VA. This is an entry level Mechanical Technician position supporting aerospace flight integration operations. Candidates need to have excellent organization skills, capable of interpreting engineering drawings and performing work to detailed work plans. Daily operations are performed in a controlled cleanroom environment.

The Propulsion Work Center supports the fabrication and test of satellite and launch system propulsion systems at our Dulles campus. Candidates for this position will receive training and work as part of a team to support our high tech and high pace flight integration operations. Typical installations include but are not limited to mechanical and thermal assembly and integration activities.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent and 2 years additional education and/or related experience.

  • Capable of interpreting detailed engineering drawings

  • Able to work well with others

  • Have good communication skills

  • Open to work extended work hours and weekends when demand necessitates.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using common hand tools and measuring devices commonly used in aerospace: Multi-meter, Torque wrench, Caliper/ micrometer, Tooling commonly used for lock wire application.

  • Tooling commonly used for lock wire application.

  • Precision tube forming experience preferred, but not required.

  • Experience mixing and applying adhesives for structural bond applications.

Salary Range: $43,600 USD - $72,600 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.