Mechanical Technician 4, –

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Requisition ID: R10088104
Category: Technical Support
Location: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 2nd Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 2

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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider of prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable, reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible possible.

SSSD has an opening for a Mechanical Technician 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be in Redondo Beach, California.

The ideal candidate will have experience performing a variety of machinist responsibilities which may include but are not limited to the following:

Must be capable of manufacturing complex close tolerance machined hardware in various exotic materials, from Titanium, Invar, Kovar, Inconel, Macor, Fiberglass Epoxy, Aluminum, etc. Programming in Mastercam version 2020 or higher, creating geometry, or using Solid Models, IGES, STEP, DXF files, and 3, 4, and 5-dimensional advanced programming techniques is a must. Must have a high-speed machining background with the ability to work a two-axis trunnion.

The applicant should also be well versed in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance per ANSI 14.5M 1982/1994 specifications to interpret actual position and tolerance requirements. Capable of operating FADAL, DMG, Mazak, and HAAS CNC 3, 4, and 5-axis machines.  Also, able to program and operate turning machines with live tooling. A strong background in conventional manual equipment and can use inspection tools to inspect manufactured hardware.  Able to work with little or no direct supervision. Willingness to work overtime when needed to satisfy customer requirements. Experience in wire and plunge EDM is a plus.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package, including:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
Educational Assistance
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

AAAS Degree plus five years of experience as a CNC Programmer / Machinist or High School Diploma/GED and ten years of experience as a CNC Programmer / Machinist.
Five years’ experience in programming skills using Mastercam, Smartcam, or GIBBS required.
Experience in the aerospace industry as a machinist
Experience programming, setup, and then producing parts with minimum supervision
Experience manufacturing complex tolerance machined hardware in various exotic materials, from Titanium, Invar, Kovar, Stainless, Aluminum, etc.
Experience in multi-axis machining and turning with live tooling background.
Experience in high-speed machining.
Conventional machining background
Proven ability to work in a team environment. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Haas, Mazak, DMG, and Fadal CNC Mills
Experience with Vericut, NX, Catia5, and AutoCAD
Excellent communication skills.  
Experience in wire and plunge EDM.
Able to grind tooling for needed projects.

Salary Range: $73,200 USD – $122,000 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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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