Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Associate Tape Wrapper

Promontory, UT
Production/Operations


Job Description

Job ID: SM20180310-47981

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.

Propulsion Systems is currently seeking an Associate Tape Wrapper to join our Nozzle Value Stream team at our Promontory, Utah plant.

Role description & Responsibilities:

  • Sets up and operates tape wrap machines – CNC or manual controlled.
  • Follows established planning or procedures;
  • Sets wrap angle, determines axis points to set machine start location, enters offset value,
  • Demonstrated understanding of machine code and related motion to evaluate movement, controls, heat/cooling during wrap operation, to form a solid billet. Evaluates tape-tensioning to ensure proper tape placement, heat and pressure controls based on width of material used in the wrapping process.
  • Must understand machine fault codes and related mechanical/electrical relationship as it relates to the operation of the machine.
  • Makes operator controlled repairs as required.
  • Must have a total understanding of machine operation mode of SFM (surface feet per minute) versus manual operation and be able to operate the machine from the panel view or keyboard as required by process.
  • Works with several types of phenolic materials.
  • Must pass all job-specific or specialized certification programs required for core tasks or specialized assignments.
  • Must be willing to work on a monthly rotating shift.
  • Must be able to operate Autoclave cure, PLC system

Experience Requirements:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 2 years of manufacturing experience.

Experience Preferred:

  • Large machine tool/autoclave experience
  • Operating industrial equipment such as cranes, forklifts, precision measuring instruments and hand tools.     
  • Previous experience working with phenolic materials
  • Makes operator controlled repairs as required.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Must be willing to perform work on weekends and holidays as  required
  • Must be willing to work overtime as required
  • Able to work a physically demanding day (stand for long periods; work from your knees; ascend and descend ladders; lift, bend, twist push and pull up to 50 lbs.)
  • Able to read, comprehend and follow established written instructions without deviation
  • Perform basic math and measurement functions
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

Education/Certifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
    • Post High School education / AA degree (Preferred)

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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: Operations
Group: Flight