Requisition ID: R10088974
Category: Technical Support
Location: East Hartford, CT, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Top 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.
AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Venture, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications. We are seeking a Microelectronics Technician to support our production team in East Hartford, CT.
Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the Micro-Electronic Technician 2 will perform assembly, testing and assigned technical manufacturing tasks to meet program requirements. This position will involve assembly and testing of complex electro optic assemblies, optical modules and sub modules containing optical and fiber optic based components with guidance from principle engineers and scientists. Primary job duties will include developing and setting up work areas to assemble and test optical module assemblies. Additional duties may include setting up experiments and optical test equipment, conducting tests, and recording data. The position may involve assembly and alignment of mechanical and/or opto-mechanical subassemblies, machining/fabricating parts and some electronic assembly, as well as work process and other documentation.
High School Diploma or Equivalent
3 years’ of electrical/electronic work experience including soldering and cable & wire harness assembly within a manufacturing work environment
Electronic and optical lab equipment experience including DVM’s, power meters, power supplies, oscilloscopes and optical test equipment-build/modify as needed, and test set up
Basic machine tool operation experience
Good written and verbal communication skills
High level of adaptability, multi-tasker, excellent problem solver with experience working in a highly dynamic, with collaborative cross functional teams in an advanced technical work environment
Intermediate-Advanced proficiency MS Word and Excel; basic proficiency with PowerPoint
U.S. Citizenship is a requirement of employment
Active Top Secret Clearance
2 year Technical Degree
Experience working with optics/optical R&D prototyping, opto-mechanical, electro-mechanical, electro-optical based systems and components including optical fusion splicing systems
J-STD 001 Soldering Certification
IPC-620 Cable and Wire Harness Certification
Working Environment & Physical Demands:
This position is based in East Hartford, CT with occasional travel to Devens MA
Ability to work with hand tools
Ability to stand, walk and sit for long periods of time
Salary Range: $51,800 USD – $86,400 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.
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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer
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