Materials Processes Technician

    • Redondo Beach, CA

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 Space Systems has an opening for a Material Process Technician to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach,CA.

Essential Functions:

Conducts experiments and tests involving mechanical, optical, thermal, metallurgical or composite hardware within fabrication or processing laboratories to support engineering and reliability analyses. Evaluates new processes, components, products, and systems in conformance with engineering specifications. Isolates problems for further analyses. Collects and documents results, and generates reports. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures. May design experiments. May be required to ensure correct functioning and identify any discrepancies. May advise operators and inform engineers regarding processes, procedures, and equipment.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

• High School Diploma or equivalent and 0 years additional education and/or work related experience
• Mechanically inclined with the ability and to assemble and troubleshoot test support hardware.
•Ability to reading and correctly interpret work instructions, while raising questions when needed.
•Experience with using basic power tools and machinery.
•Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel) at a basic skill level.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Previous experience with assembling mechanical test setups and troubleshooting mechanical test equipment.
•Able to setup and perform materials engineering related tests with some oversight (e.g. tensile testing, metallography processing, material test coupon fabrication).
•Experience collaborating with colleagues and customers in a professional atmosphere.

A leading global security company, Northrop Grumman provides innovative products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber security, and complex logistics to government and commercial clients.

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