Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Sr. Mechanical Technician

Beltsville, MD

Job Description

Job ID: JLH20182709-47807

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.

Job Summary – Senior Mechanical Technician:

The successful candidate will be working in the Loop Heat Pipe product line performing heat treat, bake out, and charging operations of thermal control systems. They will understand and work from engineering controlled documents, shop aids, and procedures while utilizing standard processes and controlled tooling to perform assigned tasks, working to help meet budgets and scheduled completion dates.

Preferred Skills:

  • Operate equipment such as hand tools, tubing benders, and calibrated gauges
  • Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and follow written manufacturing instructions and technical procedures as well as interpret blueprints/engineering drawings & sketches
  • Experience in safely handling hazardous materials in accordance with OSHA and industry standards, utilizing required personal protective equipment (PPE) when needed
  • Demonstrates high level of concern for safety of self and others
  • Proven experience in identifying and applying continuous improvement
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-starter with organizational and prioritizing skills
  • Experience in fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work and communicate in a team environment
  • Must be team oriented and focused on meeting customer needs
  • Ability to work under limited supervision
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to climb and work around/on step ladders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willing to work flexible schedules, including overtime, as needed to meet delivery dates
  • Computer skills; MS Word, MS Excel, and Outlook

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • 3-5 years of related experience in an aerospace, defense or automotive or similarly precision-skilled industry
  • U.S. citizenship required for consideration

Competencies for Success:

  • Ability to develop solutions to a variety of complex problems utilizing Lean Manufacturing concepts
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and delegate tasks for product flow
  • Ability to utilize visual management to communicate task assignments, product status, and team performance
  • Ability to speak and present data in front of small to medium sized group a plus

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: High School/GED
Expertise: Operations
Group: Space