Technician I - Mechanical

    • Topeka, KS

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, 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.

Job Description:

The Technician I - Mechanical 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 Mechanical Technician applies working technical knowledge to perform simple or routine tasks in the repair of various types of mechanical, electromechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment.
• Tests, analyzes, and overhauls electromechanical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment using manufacturer's manuals or similar documentation, detailed drawings, cut away and exploded view drawings, electrical diagrams, and testing equipment
• Verifies dimensions using precision measuring tools such as micrometers and calipers.
• Remove, replace, and reinstall electrical and mechanical assemblies and hardware in the repair and overhaul of equipment using hand tools, power tools, hoists, precision-measuring and test equipment
• Tests items per requirements for circuit continuity and operational reliability using multimeters, voltmeters, function generators, megohmmeters and oscilloscopes. Analyzes test results, makes repairs or adjustments accordingly
• Receives technical guidance as required from supervisor or higher level technicians.
• Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:
• High school graduate or equivalent
• United States Postal Service Sensitive security clearance required to start
• Formal mechanical training from an accredited program or equivalent military training, or a minimum of two years verifiable work history experience in mechanical and/or electromechanical repairs may be used in lieu of education
• Must have a strong mechanical aptitude with the knowledge and ability to perform repairs on simple to medium complexity electromechanical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic items
• Ability to perform basic troubleshooting techniques
• Must be able to read both electrical and mechanical wiring diagrams, schematics and blueprints
• Understand the fundamentals of AC and DC motor theory, single and three phase motors

Physical Requirements:
• Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects
• Physical activity may include climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motion
• Required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines, where the seeing job is at or within arm's reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature
• Subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Familiarity with quality control processes

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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