Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Sr. Design Technician

Clearfield, UT
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: ALC20180509-47410

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.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking a Tool/Machine Sr. Design Technician for our Clearfield, UT location. 

Role Description:

As a Tooling/Machine Sr. Design Technician for Northrop Grumman, you will be responsible for development of the design concept and producing efficient designs that support Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace requirements. 

Job Responsibilities:

The potential candidate will support a variety of activities including:

  • Develop tooling and machine design concepts and support Tool and Machine Design Engineers in creating  3D models and drawings in the TcUA (Product lifecycle management system)
  • Ensure models and drawings meet all department standards and customer requirements
  • Present models and drawings in design reviews to ensure safety, quality, delivery, cost objectives and customer satisfaction with design from all team members
  • Manage multiple projects and customers while creating efficient designs to meet the program cost and schedule requirements
  • Work with internal customers to concept needed support equipment for new and existing programs
  • Work closely with Tool and Machine Design Engineers to create final drawings and meet design costs and schedules
  • Review models drawings and designs for manufacturability
  • Support continuous improvement both personally and with a team


  • Bachelor of Science in Design/Drafting or equivalent experience required (education will be verified)

Experience Requirements:            

  • 4-6 years of relating engineering experience required

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of GD&T
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with model checking for accuracy and model integrity
  • Experience with creating drawings
  • Familiar with machine design and aircraft tooling
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary is required

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • CATIA V5 experience preferred
  • TcUA, NX or other 3D modeling software preferred
  • Machining experience preferred
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance preferred

Competencies for Success:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interface with an organization at all levels
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Willingness to meet customer needs
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Initiative, self-starter, adaptable, and high motivation for excellence
  • High energy, results oriented, self-motivated / self-reliant, team player
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Must comply with company policies and procedures and be willing to work in a defined TEAM environment

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.


Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight