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Northrop Grumman DoD SkillBridge (Beavercreek OH)Manufacturing Technician 1 & 2, BEAVERCREEK, OHIO

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Northrop Grumman DoD SkillBridge (Beavercreek OH)Manufacturing Technician 1 & 2
Requisition ID: R10102791
Category: Manufacturing and Production
Location: Beavercreek, OH, USA +1 more
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: No
Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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.

NG- Military Internship Program Description:  

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members. 


Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman – Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for SkillBridge.  During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program. 

Goals – Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training.  Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives – Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome – Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility: 

Has served at least 180 days on active duty
Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
Will receive an honorable discharge
Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months
Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) has several openings for a Manufacturing Technician 1 & Manufacturing Technician 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals supporting our Beavercreek (Dayton), OH. facility. This position requires onsite presence due to the nature of the role.  We are a world-class manufacturer of composite structures, radomes, and antenna systems for military applications.  We design and manufacturer solutions for our war fighters to keep our country safe and maintain peace on a global scale.

The Manufacturing Technician 1 & 2 will be responsible for fabricating composite components and tools to include bond prep, tool prep, ply kit generation, lamination, vacuum bagging, de-molding, trimming, finishing, and core fabrication.

The ideal candidate for this role must be interested in technical growth. He / She will enjoy a culture where teamwork and collaboration drive success and must be able to work in a process-centric environment.

*This is a first shift position working a 9/80 and/or 4/10 schedule.

**This position requires an active DoD Secret Clearance. While you are waiting for clearance, you could be performing non-cleared first shift work for other groups in support of our mission.  Once you receive your clearance, you will begin working your assigned position.

Essential Functions / Responsibilities:

Troubleshoot and solve unique problems working with engineering and other composite technicians
Handle perishable materials, paying close attention to expiration dates and out time life, and traceability information
Translate blueprints, technical specifications, and operating procedures into fabrications of structural assemblies to include precision drilling, countersinking, and the use of calibrated tool
Operate handheld tools. (e.g.) Scissors, razor knives, grinders, drills, sanders, cutting wheels, saws, routers, etc.
Utilize lean manufacturing principles and disciplines to enhance quality, cost, and delivery
Excels in a team environment
Support other departments or completes other duties as necessary
Be able to operate autoclave and curing ovens
Work in both (FOD) Foreign Object Debris critical and Foreign Object Debris sensitive environments and observe all related safety procedures
Responsible for completing and passing job specific qualification programs required to perform task.  Maintain a clean and safe working environment

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a Manufacturing Technician 1 or a Manufacturing Technician 2 level based on the qualifications below:

Manufacturing Technician 1

High School Diploma or equivalent
Basic computer skills
Must be able to perform moderate, strenuous, physical, and repetitious work to include bending, stooping, kneeling with the ability to lift 50 pounds
Ability to work flexible/changing scheduled including weekends
Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security clearance
Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access

Manufacturing Technician 2 (ERAP Eligible)

High School Diploma and/or 2 years of relevant experience
Experience in a manufacturing, fabrication, or assembly environment
Experience using Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
Must be able to perform moderate, strenuous, physical, and repetitious work to include bending, stooping, kneeling with the ability to lift 50 pounds
Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security clearance
Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in a manufacturing, fabrication, or assembly environment
Composite manufacturing experience to include layup, assembling and fabrication of composite parts
Demonstrated ability using standard measuring equipment and power hand tools
Ability to read and understand blueprints. Technical specifications, and operating procedures
Composite, structures/sheet metal experience in an aerospace, military, manufacturing and/or maintenance environment
Demonstrated mechanical ability and able to work under limited supervision
Advance composite manufacturing experience to include layup, structural assembling to include honeycomb shaping, repair, bonding and fabricate of composite parts
Ability to multitask, prioritize assigned workload
Prior Military
Airframe & Power Plant (A & P) License

What we offer:

Comprehensive benefits including competitive medical and dental options
Retirement Options
College Education Assistance (employees may have the ability to apply to an apprenticeship program and further education with various colleges and universities)
Annual Bonuses
No experience required, on the job training/certification
Opportunities for career advancement across North America

This position reports to Beavercreek, OH, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Kettering, OH, OH, USA.

Salary Range: $36,300 USD – $60,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $43,200 USD – $72,000 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

What’s great about
Northrop Grumman
Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10102791 2023.05.06

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