Santa Rosa, California

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Northrop Grumman Aeronautic System's subsidiary, Sonoma Photonics, Inc. has an opening for a Production Operator 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Santa Rosa, CA.
Performs functions associated with optical coating manufacturing operations as follows:
  • Chamber foil, hardware bead blasting, machine condition data collection, coating deposition, post processing of coated products including spectral, environmental, and electrical testing of end products
  • Creates/revises work instructions for existing processes. Familiarity with computer programs including Excel and Word to collect data.
  • Ability to follow critical work instructions for the operator's assigned platform (past and present) and related analytical equipment
  • Prepare calibration run-sheets, coats calibration runs, analyzes results, and revises tooling factors for calibration runs
    • Includes understanding of the optical monitor and crystal monitor system
  • May provide training to less experienced team members.


Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of experience working in a manufacturing or related environment
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to obtain a government security clearance at the Top Secret level
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proficient with computer programs to collect and evaluate operating data (i.e. Spectral Eval, TF Calc, SPI In-house LabView scripts, and Macros)
    • Technician assists in developing methods and procedures to control or modify the manufacturing process (coating group or shift factors, tooling factors, matching layer optimization)
  • 1+ years hands-on experience in the thin film industry including substrate handling/cleaning, coating, analyzing, and inspection of optics.
  • Ability to troubleshoot machine hardware and provide sound diagnostic feedback to Maintenance and Engineering departments
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.

Santa Rosa, California

Become part of a team at the forefront of technology and the frontline of defense when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. We currently have opportunities across the world for those ready to solve our toughest challenges on land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

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© 2020 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO.

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