Machinist Fabrication Technician II

If you are interested in working for an industry leading company applying cutting edge technologies to deliver innovative solutions using mobile applications, advanced analytics, big data, and the latest e-commerce platform then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. Your work will help drive a digital transformation within the post and parcel market that will increase operating efficiencies, bridge the digital and physical worlds of logistics, and create new revenue streams. Using enabling technologies, you will help build solutions that facilitate increasingly flexible delivery options demanded by consumers same day, next hour, or custom.

When you join Northrop Grumman Technology Services Sector, you'll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that is caring, diverse, and respectful. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, communities of practices, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits. We are committed to our employees' professional and personal development and success.

Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused, and innovative. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better.

Job Description

The Machinist Fabrication Technician II works at the United States Postal Service (USPS) Central Repair Facility (CRF) in Topeka, KS. The CRF is a depot repair facility for USPS mail processing, delivery, and bulk mail systems repairable parts. Examples: repairing printed circuit boards, electrical, electronic, mechanical and electro-mechanical assemblies to component level. The CRF provides depot level maintenance for essential automation, mechanization, retail and bulk mail processing systems used in all mail processing and retail installations.

Our Machinist Fabrication Technician II is assigned to the Electromechanical Repair Shop. Fabricates, tests, analyzes, and adjusts precision electromechanical items using blueprints, sketches, hand tools, metal working machines, measuring, and testing equipment. Operates metal working machines such as CNC equipment, bench lathe, milling machine, punch press, and drill press to fabricate components, housings, fittings, jigs and fixtures, and verifies dimensions using micrometers and calipers. Removes, replaces, and reinstalls electromechanical assemblies and hardware. Specializes in operating high-end metal working machinery such as CNC slant bed and engine lathes, CNC milling centers and surface grinders used in the machining of metal or nonmetallic materials. Determines proper feeds, speeds, tooling, and operation sequence or selects those prescribed in drawings, blueprints, or layouts. Work involves fitting and assembling parts to prescribed tolerances and allowances. Applies comprehensive technical knowledge to solve complex problems in various types of equipment. Receives technical guidance, as required, from supervisor or higher level technician and work is reviewed for specific compliance with accepted practices and work assignments. May provide technical guidance to lower level technicians. Assist in fabrication of various components to include machining precision piece parts. Maintains and operates metal working equipment. Assignments may include all other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

High school graduate or equivalent
Two years formal technical training or military training with two years related experience, or four years related experience in lieu of formal training, with a demonstrated ability to perform
Must have hands on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) training or experience
Must be able to:
- Lift forty (40) pounds
- Plan, perform, and operate complex machining operations using CNC equipment
- Read schematics and blueprints
- Demonstrate knowledge and ability to perform repairs on electromechanical items
- Demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in using precision measuring equipment like Micrometers, Venires and Bore Gauges
- Demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze metal alloys
- Obtain and maintain a Non-Sensitive United States Postal Service security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrate the ability to determine proper feeds, speeds and tooling for manual or CNC equipment
Demonstrate knowledge of G-Code or conversational program language

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