Assembler 1 (Conformal Coat)

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an Assembler 1 (Conformal Coat) to join our manufacturing team in our Avionics and Tactical Networks business unit.

Avionics and Tactical Networks (ATN) is a business unit of the Communications Division. ATN focuses on delivering advanced military communications, network architectures and support systems that enable network-centric operations for defense and homeland security customers worldwide. ATN is an operating unit within the Network Communication Systems business unit in the Defense Systems Division of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems and is located in the Rancho Carmel facility in San Diego, CA.

We perform a variety of tasks ranging from repetitive to non-repetitive production assembly operation on electronic and/or mechanical assemblies and subassemblies such as modules, board, panels, drawers, frames and cables. Our focus is on the world of avionics, radio and electronic warfare product application to enable networked communications. We work from diagrams and drawings, make initial layouts and use hand and/or power tools, jigs and saws. We may conduct quality inspections on processing line in accordance with quality specifications.

Assembler Responsibilities:

  • Wiring component installation and hand soldering, disassembling, modifying, reworking or reassembling units using various hand and pneumatic tools.
  • Performing mechanical assembly, cable assembly, component forming and mounting, high reliability assembly.
  • Must be able to work with various chemicals and solvents.
  • Working from verbal or written instructions that provide detailed methods and sequence of assembly operations. Using wiring diagrams and assembly drawings.
  • Performs a variety of tasks ranging from repetitive to non-repetitive production assembly operations on electronic and/or mechanical assemblies and subassemblies such as modules, boards, panels, drawers, frames, and cables.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED and 0 years experience.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance which requires US citizenship.
  • Must be able to work with various chemicals and solvents for long periods.
  • Knowledge of techniques, approaches, guidelines, policies and procedures in the job area.
  • Ability to perform basic problem solving techniques defined through the supervisor, coworkers and written materials.
  • Must possess basic verbal and written communication skills for minimal interaction with others.
  • Must be able to utilize production work orders, documents, drawings and specifications to perform tasks.
  • Must have the ability to follow standard operating and safety procedures when using tools, equipment, chemicals and solvents.
  • Occasional light lifting may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AA or other 1 year technical degree in related discipline and/or 2 year of related experience desired. Related experience includes but is not limited to: Spray Technician, Plating Technician, Painter, Process Helper, Finisher, Car Detailer, Furniture Refinisher, Drywall (patch and repair), Auto Body Repair, Nail Technician.
  • IPC-A-620 certification.
  • Ability to mask and unmask, in preparation for processing, using solid or liquid masking materials.
  • Possesses a keen attention to detail
  • Basic mathematics knowledge for mixing chemicals and solvents.
  • Familiarity with chemical and solvent variations.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment that is committed to completing each task "Right and On Time".

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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