At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.


Plans sequence of operations and methods used to fabricate component parts using CNC and manually controlled machine tools Determines the proper methods and procedures to perform the fabrication of various types of tooling and dies in the fabrication of various parts and assemblies. Sets up completely and independently CNC controlled machines to perform most operations within the machines capacity. Performs the mechanical functions as required to assemble mechanical and electromechanical assemblies This occupation requires working from manuscripts and/or engineering drawings, sketches, dimensional prints, rough sketches and verbal instructions. Will be required to work using self-inspection as the guidelines for quality work within a team environment


  • Requires the ability to use any machines tool, manual and CNC controlled machine tools and any machine shop equipment such as, but not limited to lathes, mills, shapers, drill presses, radial drills, grinders, etc.
  • Should have a working knowledge of duplicators and boring mills, multi-axis CNC machinery.
  • Performs precision assembly as required. Executes varied and complex setups; the operation of manual and computer controlled machines. Utilizes knowledge of programming languages to develop and execute CNC programs.
  • Performs breakdown maintenance to include diagnostics and may include factory trained level of repair.
  • Can operate coordinate axis measuring machines such as, but not limited to, Cordex, Leitz, etc.
  • Performs routine maintenance such as, but not limited to oiling, greasing, belt changing.
  • Fulfills housekeeping requirements
  • Utilizes standard precision measuring instruments of the trade.
  • Designs, fabricates and selects appropriate tools in the completion of the work assignments.
  • Will be expected to perform quality inspection and acceptance tasks.
  • Must possess knowledge of geometric tolerances and true position dimensioning per ANSI-Y14.5.
  • Certification of ability to perform to the above is required and must be obtained from the quality assurance control center.
  • Must demonstrate compliance to sound safety and environmental procedures will be required to maintain hazardous waste records.
  • Heavy physical work ability may be periodically required
  • May be required to train team members and new employees.
  • Participates in team meetings and activities.
  • Performs related and incidental work assignments as required in the completion of assigned tasks.
  • Must be able to follow exacting written and verbal instructions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires six (6) years of CNC and manual machine shop experience after a recognized machining apprenticeship and/or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of experience with MasterCAM version X or above
  • High school Diploma/G.E.D. trade school or equivalent.
  • Must have a working knowledge of programming languages to be able to develop and execute complex setups.
  • Utilizes machine shop mathematics such as, but not limited to, trigonometry, geometry and must have a working knowledge of the correct usage of calibration standards.
  • Must be able to perform all essential job functions and environmental/physical considerations per Employee Requisition.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs occasionally is required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associates Degree or Higher
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance is highly desired.
  • Experience with sheet metal
  • Experience working with SAP

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.${descr2}${descr3}

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