SCA Engineering Technician 4

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Electronic Engineering Technician (SCA) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.

This position will be located in Princess Anne, MD.

Put your years of experience into a future of excellence... The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Theoretical Studies and Engineering Research (TSER) team. The US Navy uses the TSER program to obtain engineering and analytical services, low-rate production and field support for low- and medium-fidelity missile targets.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • The Electronic Engineering Technician performs non-routine and complex assignments involving responsibility for planning and conducting a complete project of relatively limited scope or a portion of a larger and more diverse project.
  • Will use a wide variety of electronic test equipment to support component/payload testing and checkout of prototype electronic instrumentation and will provide semiprofessional technical support for engineers working in such areas as research, design, development, testing, or manufacturing process improvement.
  • Work on various types of electronic equipment and related devices by performing one or a combination of the following: installing, maintaining, repairing, overhauling, troubleshooting, modifying, constructing, and testing.
  • Lay-out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, electronic and electrical testing. Usually work under direction of engineering staff.
  • Work requires practical application of technical knowledge of electronic principles, ability to determine malfunctions, and skill to put equipment in required operating condition.
  • The equipment will consist of either many different kinds of circuits or multiple repetition of the same kind of circuit used in, for example, experimental electronic instrumentation, telemetry, and DC power systems.
  • Work closely with telemetry engineers building up airborne telemetry systems, power systems, and pyrotechnic/motor ignition systems. This will involve the responsibility for payload construction and testing of: wire harnesses, test cables, p.c. boards, deck wiring, payload systems, and component testing.
  • Direct and oversee the packing and unpacking of payloads and required equipment for field operations and will escort payloads to the field for testing, build-up and launch.
  • Tasks will involve acceptance and qualification testing of all types of telemetry and ignition system components, including but not limited to transmitters, antennas, PCM systems, FM systems, flight termination, ignition/recovery systems, batteries, switches and relays, and inhibits.
  • Operate telemetry ground station equipment during component and payload checks and launch operations.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance on the ground station.
  • May train and be assisted by lower level technicians.
  • Applicant will travel to the field for extended periods to support testing and launch operations.

Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • AA in Electronic Technology or equivalent military/trade school training and a minimum of 7 years of general experience, 5 of which have been as an electronic technician or a total of 9 years of general electronic experience.
  • Must possess or will be required to obtain Certification/Licensing for Cable Crimp Harness (NASA-STD-8739.4); Confined Space Entry; Conformal Coating and Staking (NASA-STD-8739.1); Crane Operations; Electrostatic Discharge (NASA-STD-8739.7); Forklift Operation; Mate/De-mate; Safety; and Soldering (NASA-STD-8730.3). or J-Standard equivalent.
  • Technical knowledge of electronic principles, and the ability to use schematics in such areas as drafting, designing, equipment construction, and troubleshooting.
  • Understanding of airborne telemetry systems including wiring, installation of payload components, performance of initial payload checks, and ground station pre-launch testing and launch support.
  • Have the understanding of airborne motor/pyrotechnic ignition systems including wiring, installation of payload components, performance of initial payload checks, and ground station pre-launch testing and launch support.
  • Must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

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