Engineering Technician I (Mechanical Integration)-20000824

Location: Greenbelt
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: None
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

Performs basic tasks and standard assignments, demonstrating developing competency. Is directed and coached by supervisor and more senior technicians. Performs duties in areas such as environmental test facility operations, electrical and mechanical maintenance, cleanroom operations, thermal blanket fabrication, mechanical and electrical integration, plating and machining operations, metal cutting, and recertification of lifting and handling devices and pressure vessel systems. Depending on area of assignment, assists senior technicians and engineers in: performing spacecraft environmental tests; repairing and maintaining equipment, facilities and systems; assembly, integration and handling of ground support equipment; testing and inspection of lifting device equipment and pressure vessels; operating conventional and CNC equipment and machine tools to fabricate flight and non-flight hardware components; fabrication of flight and test thermal blankets; or other duties associated with area of assignment.


Displays an aptitude for learning basic machining, metal cutting, and use of hand tools and precision measuring devices.
May perform additional unspecified duties associated to mechanical integration.
May also perform other duties associated to area of assignment as directed by lead personnel or management.
Assists in the assembly and testing of flight and non-flight hardware parts, assemblies, and GSE from provided drawings and documentation.
Will work with engineers and other technicians in the assembly, integration, lifting, transport, and launch support of
spaceflight components, hardware, instruments and spacecraft.
May also perform temporary duties in other areas or other duties associated with area of assignment.
Acquires and maintains certifications that are applicable; such as overhead crane operation, electrostatic discharge control (ESD), mobile aerial platform training, etc.



Basic Qualifications: 

Minimum of 1 years of direct experience working with flight hardware and/or mechanical systems OR has demonstrated a satisfactory history of working with precision hardware and components of similar complexity or sensitivity as determined by management (military or technical school training is highly desired).
Must be capable of passing required physical examinations and successfully completing assigned training or other required training
Excellent ability to work in confined spaces, cleanrooms, or other specialty environments for an extended period of time.

Preferred Qualifications:

Possesses fundamental understanding of machine shop practices and the use of tools such as band saws, grinders, and drill presses. Experience with more complicated machine shop tools such as a lathe or mill is highly desirable.
Experience providing fabrication support as well as working across other disciplines or systems such as electrical, optical, cryogenics, environmental test, etc. is a plus.
Experience working with assembly and part drawings is highly desirable.
Experience with electrical bonding and grounding is a plus but not required.
Experience working with composite and bonding materials is a plus but not required.
Specialized training pertaining to area of assignment is a plus but not required.
Knowledge of engineering terms and ability to operate computers is required.
Ability to perform with minimal supervision and to read and interpret schematics, and work from sketches and drawings.
Fundamental understanding of the operation and maintenance of large hazardous research aerospace test facilities is a plus.
Must possess Powered Industrial Truck Operator (PIT) Certification, Mobile Aerial Platform operator (MAP) Certification, and Crane/Hoist/Winch/Rigger Certification, OR, is able to obtain said certifications.

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 ID: 20000824

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work..
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
None Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position