Elkton, Maryland

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Northrop Grumman is currently seeking an Engineering Test Technician level 2 or 3 - Mechanical or Climatic for our Elkton, Maryland location.
The Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems and Controls (PS&C) facility in Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton PS&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers. The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and San Jose, CA.
Job Summary:
This position works closely with Engineering to configure and execute testing operations primarily in regards to the set-up, operation, and maintenance of thermal conditioning units and conditioned test bays. This position will require working outdoors in all weather conditions as well as some overnight and weekend on call support as needed. Operations will include working with energetic materials including explosives, high/low pressure gas systems, and cryogenics.
  • Provide technical support to engineers regarding thermal conditioning
  • Gathers, maintains, formats, compiles, and manipulates technical data
  • Constructs, calibrates, adjusts and maintains equipment, components, devices or systems.
  • Works from schematics, engineering drawings and technical instructions.
  • Sets up and configures test equipment, systems, test articles, and software
  • Perform tests/experiments and records data to assist with engineering evaluation or analysis
  • Reports data in prescribed format
  • Documents setup and test results
  • Assists with other testing activities as needed


Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either an Engineering Technician 2 or Engineering Technician 3.
Basic Requirements Engineering Test Technician 2
  • High School Diploma
  • 2-4 years overall work experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Must be able to work modified shifts, overtime and weekends, if needed, and have some flexible working hours to staff production needs.
  • Ability to acquire a Security Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a pre-requisite
  • Ability to obtain forklift certification.
Basic Requirements Engineering Test Technician 3
  • High School Diploma
  • 4-6 years overall work experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Must be able to work modified shifts, overtime and weekends, if needed, and have some flexible working hours to staff production needs.
  • Ability to acquire a Security Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a pre-requisite
  • Ability to obtain forklift certification.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience in a manufacturing, assembly or mechanics position
  • Defense Industry experience
  • Computer knowledge in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel and Word
  • Familiar with Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing and 5S principles
  • Experience in programming and operating Windows/Watlow based thermal conditioning chamber controllers.
  • Experience with HVAC systems
  • Experience working around hazards including explosives, high pressure gas systems, and cryogenics.
This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location. Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.
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.

Elkton, Maryland

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