Engineering Technician 4

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking an experienced R&D Engineering Technician for our Engineering Team in our Clearfield, UT location.

Job Duties:

  • Maintain inventory (tooling, equipment, NEI material, direct material, SMI instrument)
  • Tool preparation using solvents
  • Use of chemicals with proper PPE
  • Material preparation (thawing,cutting, inventory, etc.)
  • TC weld & verify / Vacuum portassembly / Vacuum port leak check
  • Solid lamination / Bagging / Ovenand A/C Cure
  • Sandwich panel construct / Bag /Cure (perimeter dams or tapered core)
  • Film adhesive and paste bonding
  • Execute work orders / Project assignments
  • Participate in and support failure investigations
  • Track individual metrics,maintain notebook, capture lessons learned and undocumented process details
  • Build pathfinder samples / tests/ prototype articles for engineering
  • Evaluate and participate in process readiness fornew programs
  • Generate and update labprocedures
  • Implement corrective actions andprocess improvements
  • Implement cost improvementinitiatives
  • Train / cross train and assistnew interns / temps / and new hires
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team
  • Administrative duties relative to project management
Basic Requirements:
  • 6 years of composites, aerospace, or manufacturingexperience required
  • Must be able to successfully obtain and maintain a secret security clearance
  • Familiar with composite process technologies (i.e. bagging, lamination, bonding, etc.)
  • Must be able to communicate concepts, ideas and procedural steps to others in a clear, concise and effective manner
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Able to operate power equipment (i.e. machines, cranes, forklifts, semi or automated machines; industrial equipment; etc.)
  • Able to follow procedures and make buys
  • Must have Hands-on / Mechanicalaptitude (e.g. farming, home building, auto repair, landscaping, etc.)
  • Able to read and interpretEngineering models / drawings
  • Innate problem solving skills
  • Able to make informed decisions using available data
  • Ability to manage work toschedule, budget, & priority
  • Able to deal effectively withstress and conflict
  • Willing to work unconventionalshifts occasionally to complete assignments

Education/Certifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED required (education will be verified)
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in technology/engineering field preferred and 8 years of composite fiber placement experience
  • Knowledge of automated fiber placement equipment, technology and processing
  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot complex CNC controlled equipment
  • Composite material manufacturing technology of hand lay-up and cure, machining of composite components, inspection (non-destructive and laser inspection techniques) and composite assembly (including bonded and fastened assembly methods) experience
  • 3D Printing and Parametric Modeling fundamentals
Competencies for Success:
  • Positive individual who is willing to expand current skill set, through schooling and training
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with ability to work with others at all levels of theorganization
  • Strong attention to detail andaccuracy
  • Ability to multitask andprioritize
  • Ability to work in a dynamic,fast paced, diverse environment
  • Desire to work in a team first environment
  • Ability to work independently and use judgment to makeappropriate decisions that support overall project objectives

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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