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Production Test Technician 2

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.

Some of the world's most technically advanced products are manufactured by employees, who work within Northrop Grumman Missions Systems, a leading provider of sensor systems for a variety of global security applications, including situational awareness and self-protection.

Northrop Grumman manufacturing plants are highly-automated, cutting-edge centers of excellence where employees leverage the latest technology, including the strategic use of automation, 3-D printing and robotics. There are a myriad of job functions associated, either directly or indirectly, with the manufacture of our products that range from machinists, engineers, operation program managers, and quality inspectors.

Our mission is to deliver differentiated value to our programs, by manufacturing products with the highest possible quality at the most affordable rate. Search our current job openings and join us to be at the front line of innovation.

The Avionics & Tactical Network (ATN) team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as aProduction Test Technician 3based out of our Rancho Carmel facility in San Diego, CA.

Avionics and Tactical Networks (ATN) is an operating unit within the Mission Systems division of Northrop Grumman Information Systems. The business has developed and advanced software-defined radio technology for sophisticated
communications in a network-centric environment.

ATN focuses on providing advanced technologies, engineering development and production for our software- defined radio programs. ATN programs include the communications, navigation and identification (CNI) production for F-22 and
F-35 aircraft and production of advanced multi-function RF products.

The Production Test Technician2 will be responsible for testing, troubleshooting and repair down to component level of electronic assemblies utilizing test equipment such as meters, oscilloscopes, power supplies and RF Instruments. Responsible for functionally testing electronic assemblies and mechanical assemblies to ensure quality conformance.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Read schematics, follow procedures and apply computer skills and knowledge to resolve technical problems.
  • Board assembly programming and functional test execution.
  • Troubleshoot Failed Board circuit, repair, and associated data collection/reporting.
  • Troubleshoot electronic circuits to component level and effectively identify failure trends.
  • Isolate problems between the test environment (test station, interface adapter, test cables, etc.) and the units under test and resolve as necessary.
  • Participate with functional verification/acceptance of board & subassembly Test Fixtures.
  • Sustain maintenance & calibration of Manufacturing Test Fixtures.
  • Recommendation of manufacturing test fixture improvements driving yield improvement.
  • Identify & Communicate negative yield and repair action trends requiring analysis.
  • Follow production material control and disposition methods, policies and practices.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.




  • An Associates Degree in a technical discipline with1 year of experience with detailed troubleshooting and repair of electronic circuit boards. (Technical military training/education or an additional 3 years of experience with troubleshooting electronic circuit boards may be considered in lieu of a degree.)
  • Ability to read schematics & troubleshooting circuits: Analog, Digital, Power Supply, and High Voltage.
  • Experience troubleshooting & repairing surface mount and through hole technology board assemblies.
  • Skill/Experience using electronics Test & Measurement Equipment in circuit testing/troubleshooting: Power Supplies, Signal Generators, Multi-Meters, O-Scopes, RF Instruments, etc.
  • Solid skill in using hand tools in electronic board assembly & repair: Power and Torque tools.
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office: Excel and Word.
  • Attention to detail mentality and appreciation of project deadlines is essential.
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance which requires US citizenship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates or other 2 year technical degree in related discipline or 2 years of technical trade school training.
  • Current and active DoD Security Clearance.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Additional benefits
    • Education Assistance
    • Training and Development

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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