Composite Bonder Technician - Level 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Composite BonderTechnician - Level 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

The selected candidate will bond a variety of dissimilar material assemblies (composite, metal, or laminate), parts, skins, components, equipment or structures into semi-finished or finished products.

Essential Functions:

  • Read and interpret blueprints
  • Lay out articles, cut parts or materials to size and apply liquid or solid bonding agents.
  • Understanding of ply orientations and vacuum bagging processes
  • Operate autoclave, hydraulic presses, and ovens to complete bonding cycle
  • Control conditions of heat, pressure, and timing by setting and operating various controls according to the specifications for the materials and the bonding agent being used
  • Sands, burrs and smooth over areas, applying sealing resins to cut or exposed edges
  • Monitors and verifies quality of finished product. Completes repairs on composite, metal or laminate bonded products using inspection and rework instructions
  • Required ability to be certified for a half & full face respirator


Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 9 months of composites experience in an aerospace, military, manufacturing and/or maintenance environment OR must have a minimum of2.0 or higher GPA upon completion ofAircraft Fabrication courses OR A&P certificate courses
  • Must be able to performmoderate strenuous physical and repetitious work to include: bending, stooping, kneeling, lifting up to 25 pounds, and working overhead
  • Must be able to access small confined spaces and work in an enclosed environment.
  • The ability to pass Special Medical/Respiratory Exam.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOD secret clearanceand program access prior to beginning work
  • The ability to work 1 st 5 am 3:30 pm or 2 nd shift 4:12 pm 2:42 am and any work schedule


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DOD secret clearance with an investigation date/periodic review within the last6 years
  • Completion of A&P certificate program.
  • Experience with structural subassemblies such as rudders, flaps and stabilizers


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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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