Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Test Technician

Dulles, VA

Job Description

Job ID: BDL20183008-47324

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.


Candidate will  setup and operate Thermal vacuum chambers for testing of space flight hardware. Testing support is needed 24/7. Candidate will work rotating shifts to support the operation of the test equipment. Perform maintenance, repair and calibration on all equipment associated with environmentally testing hardware. Will be required to use computers to record and present data in various formats. Must following procedures and drawings to perform tasks assigned. Will also handle spaceflight hardware and the support equipment required to integrate and test flight hardware.


Associate degree in a Mechanical or Electrical field or a High School diploma with 2 years of related experience. Past experience with environmental testing a plus.  Must be able to work rotating shifts and weekends to cover 24 hr operation. Either 8 or 12 hr shifts as required. Candidate must have computer experience, well organized and the ability to deal with a flexible schedule.

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: 1-3 Years
Education: High School/GED
Expertise: Production
Group: Space