Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Principal Test Technician(s)

Northridge, CA

Job Description

Job ID: SS20182203-44614

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (NGIS) is currently seeking  currently two (2) Principal Test Technicians to support the Defense Electronics Systems Production Team at our facility in Northridge, CA

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 perform acceptance tests on complex electronics including functional analog and digital tests as well as engineering evaluation tests.
  • Candidate will perform complex RF performance testing of high frequency radar systems and passive radar signal receivers.
  • Familiarity with standard RF test equipment: multi-meter, Spectrum Analyzer, Oscilloscope, signal generators, power meter, power supplies.
  • The ability to read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronics units.
  • Follow aerospace standards including AS9100
  • Experience in supporting various tests, from sub systems including specifying instrumentation requirements through higher level Final Acceptance Tests
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Access and Excel)
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must have team-oriented attitude, accountability and ownership.
  • At least 5 years electronic experience
  • The ability to obtain a Department of Defense SECRET level Security Clearance is mandatory; must be a US citizen

Education and Experience

  • High School graduate
  • minimum 6 years' experience

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: 5-8 Years
Education: High School/GED
Expertise: Operations
Group: Defense