Chantilly, Virginia

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.

Are you interested in defining possible and being a part of something that is performed only by a very small, select group of people? Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Lab Product Testing and Development Technician to join their team in Chantilly, VA.

While working in a lab can at times be r outine, it can also often be quite challenging, requiring quick reaction for selection, testing, and training on a variety of customer products in order to meet deployment deadlines. However, the knowledge gained and job satisfaction can be extremely rewarding for someone who has the desire to acquire the necessary expertise in a field that can offer a unique hands-on experience.

Essential Functions:

Work in a chemical laboratory environment collaborating with other members of a customer team to leverage old and new technologies in innovative ways to produce proprietary products that can be distributed worldwide.

Interact with other team members, customers, outside contractors and agencies to test, develop, train, demo, and deploy products that are both unique and traditional in a challenging world.

Basic Qualifications:

An active TS/SCI with active Polygraph. - BS degree in Chemistry with an emphasis on organic chemistry with 2 years or 0 Years with a Master’s degree. 4 additional years of experience required in lieu of a degree.

Comfortable with chemistry lab working environment to perform product familiarization/testing.

Intermediate to strong computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Able to work independently without supervision.

Comfortable providing detailed instruction/demos/training to individuals/groups typically ranging from one to ten at a time.

Willing/able to travel locally/domestically for program related discussions with outside contractors/offices.

Preferred Qualifications:

Good interpersonal skills

Willing/able to accommodate fast-breaking/time dependent requirements.

Some chemical analytical skills.

Familiarization/knowledge related to paper manufacturing/coating/tableting techniques/methods.

Some familiarization with traditional/digital photographic methods.

Software programming skills

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.

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.

Chantilly, Virginia

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.

With Northrop Grumman, you’ll be joining a culture where your voice is heard and contributions are valued. Launch your career and join the over 17,000 veterans pushing past possible every day to create and deliver the most advanced systems that connect and protect our world.  Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will allow you to work together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines.

© 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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