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Laboratory Technician 2

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 7/31/2019
Job Reference #: 19017198

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At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery.

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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people - who make everything we do possible. Some of the world's most technically advanced products are manufactured by employees, who work within Northrop Grumman Missions Systems, a leading provider of sensor systems for a variety of global security applications, including situational awareness and self-protection. Northrop Grumman manufacturing plants are highly-automated, cutting-edge centers of excellence where employees leverage the latest technology, including the strategic use of automation, 3-D printing and robotics. There are a myriad of job functions associated, either directly or indirectly, with the manufacture of our products that range from machinists, engineers, operation program managers, and quality inspectors.

Our mission is to deliver differentiated value to our programs, by manufacturing products with the highest possible quality at the most affordable rate. Search our current job openings and join us to be at the front line of innovation.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Laboratory Technician 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Avionics and Tactical Networks (ATN) which is an operating unit within the Communications division of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems.


This position will be located at the Spectrum Facility in San Diego, CA. 1st shift hours are from 6:00AM to 3:30PM and follows a 9/80 work week.


ATN focuses on providing advanced technologies, engineering development and production for our software-defined radio programs. ATN programs include the communications, navigation and identification (CNI) production for F-22 and F-35 aircraft and production of advanced multi-function RF products such as JCREW.


Our expertise is in delivering complex equipment to enable modern battlefields and support aviation missions. Our focus is on the world of avionics, radio, and electronic warfare product applications to enable networked communications. As part of the corporations business focus area on Communications, we are the "equipment providers." Our team of communication systems experts is developing next-generation ground radios for land forces, and our Electronic Warfare subject matter experts are creating the next generation of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) countermeasures to keep our Soldiers safe when in harm's way.


Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Conducts laboratory support functions such as stocking and distributing supplies and equipment; arranging and dismantling apparatus or equipment
  • Swapping Test Equipment for calibration.

  • Performs simple calculations.

  • Building and assembling test stations, cables, and verification.

  • Perform procedures to properly back up and image PC's.

  • Troubleshooting test station issues by following drawings and schematics.

  • Test station preventive maintenance.

  • Provide good customer service, take direction and work autonomously.






You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • AA degree or other 2 year technical degree in related discipline with 2 years of experience; 3 years of experience may be considered in-lieu of degree
  • Must be able to troubleshoot and repair various production process equipment
  • Must have good mechanical skills
  • Must have basic understanding of electrical theory
  • Knowledge of Electro Static Discharge (ESD) structure
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Experience operating network analyzers, Oscilloscopes, power meters, spectrum analyzers, and power supplies.
  • Keysight and National Instruments (NI) Test Equipment experience a big plus.
  • Experience building and assembling test station, Interface test adapters, cables, and conducting verification.
  • Experience swapping test equipment for calibration.
  • Production environment experience a plus.
  • Being a self-starter is a plus.
  • Active Secret Clearance a plus.


What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Additional Benefits
    • Education Assistance
    • Training and Development 

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.