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ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Azusa
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

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 Payload & Ground Systems in Azusa, CA is seeking an environmental technician to join the team. This position will report on-site daily and be represented by our bargaining unit union group.SummaryAssist with plans for mechanical, electrical and instrumentation operations necessary to conduct environmental test activities. Perform maintenance of mechanical equipment and environmental tests using provided documentation. Work is performed with minimum supervision. Will be required to work using self-inspection as the guidelines for quality work within a team environment.Work PerformedPerforms complex environmental tests on components and assemblies following test procedures and other written instructions. Observes and accumulates records, plots, and charts data derived from tests. May use hand and power tools in the construction of test setups. Performs instrumentation functions necessary for test setups and test performance.Assembles, disassembles, repairs, and makes minor modifications to internal precision mechanical mechanisms of vacuum test equipment, using hand and power tools. Works from drawings, sketches or written or verbal direction. Cleans equipment to required standards. Sets up and aligns mechanical portions of equipment and installs fixtures to an exacting degree of preciseness, using necessary measuring instruments.Installs associated environmental plumbing hardware. Arranges and dismantles test apparatus. Works with test engineers to select specific types of electronic, electrical, and/or mechanical instrumentation or configurations required for testing. Installs and incorporates these requirements only on department owned equipment, only after the specific equipment power disconnect, and in full compliance with all applicable codes and standards.Performs such environmental test such as temperature, temperature-altitude, vibration, impact shock and space environmental tests. Must demonstrate computer literacy to the extent required to support these requirements. Maintains, modifies, and sets up mechanical equipment and instrumentation of automatic and manual thermal vacuum systems. Must be able to perform helium leak detection operations. Works with test engineers to determine methods and sequences used to perform experimental assembly, test, or diagnostic work for engineering, development, and evaluation purposes. Performs monitor operations of hardware during environmental test activities. Support systems test personnel during test setups and post test activities.Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires college/trade school with a minimum of 21 units of mathematics, chemistry, physics, electronic theory or mechanically oriented classes, or related experience in lieu
  • High School diploma or GED
  • 6 years of related experience in setting up and performing environmental tests
  • Requires a fundamental working knowledge of electrical theory and application
  • Must be able to perform all essential job functions and environmental/physical considerations per employee requisition
  • Ability to obtain & maintain a DoD security clearance (US Citizenship Required)Preferred Qualifications:
    • 8+ years of related environmental technician experience
    • Current & active DoD security clearance Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business. The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Azusa , ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN, Professions , Azusa, California

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