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Engineering Test Technician 3

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systemsis currently seeking aEngineering Test Technician 3 for ourElkton, Marylandlocation.
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.
The Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Propulsion Systems and Controls (PS&C) facilityin Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton PS&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers. The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and San Jose, CA.
Job Summary:

This position works closely with Engineering and Testing to configure and execute testing operations including troubleshooting equipment, setup, fixturing, testing, equipment maintenance, and documenting setup and test results. Assists Engineers and Test Technicians with projects through building or procuring test equipment, setup, performing testing and process validations.

  • Provide technical support to engineers on a variety of technical tasks
  • Gathers, maintains, formats, compiles, and manipulates technical data
  • Constructs, calibrates, adjusts and maintains equipment, components, devices or systems.
  • Works from schematics, engineering drawings and technical instructions.
  • Assist engineers and scientists as they create, modify, and test products and processes.
  • Sets up and configures test equipment, systems, test articles, and software
  • Perform tests/experiments and records data to assist with engineering evaluation or analysis
  • Utilizes various test equipment for data gathering
  • Reports data in prescribed format
  • Perform routine calculations using Excel or other related software and proficient in MS Office
  • Generates reports, drawings (flow charts, block diagrams, and schematics)
  • Utilizes computer-aided design and drafting equipment

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma and a minimum of four years related experience, or a technology degree / certificate, or military electronics experience.
  • Experience with mechanical test equipment and systems, including hydraulic, pneumatic and electromechanical systems.
  • Work requires the ability to use soldering techniques for building and repairing various types of electrical components including but not limited to circuit boards, cables and assemblies.
  • Ability to follow strict safety protocols, elevate concerns, follow highly detailed instructions, document discrepancies and resolve conflicts in instructions, tasks or designs.
  • Detail oriented and an ability to remain highly focused during complex test processes.
  • Must meet requirements to obtain a secret security clearance.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs on a routine basis.
  • Strong fluency in Microsoft Office applications and computer use

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with test equipment and systems' interfaces, including installation, troubleshooting, diagnostics, repairs and maintenance of both analog and digital data acquisition systems.
  • Experience must include: reading and interpreting schematic diagrams, operating a variety of test equipment, duties such as testing, troubleshooting, modifying, calibrating, installing, maintaining, repairing, constructing, developing, on electronic equipment, or similar functions.
  • The ability to setup and install complex rocket motor test arrangements using engineering direction, drawings and instructions.
This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location. Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.

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.

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