Production Test Technician 1-20001099

Location: San Diego
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: No
Clearance Type: None
Number of Openings : 2
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact

peoples 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 nations 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, theyre making history.

Northrop Grumman Tactical Space 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.

Our San Diego, CA location is seeking an (entry level) Production Test Technician 1

This is an entry level static load test technician position.

The successful candidate will work side-by-side with an experienced test technician and learn to perform precision

mechanical and electrical test set ups, followed by the execution of static load testing of space flight hardware.

Test setups include:

- Mechanical assembly of load application and restraint mechanisms and structure;

- Installation of test instrumentation for force, strain, and deflection;

- Execution of test per exacting procedures and requirements

- Documentation and report out



- High mechanical and electrical aptitude to learn / build test setups with instrumentation.

- Strong math and science aptitude to learn fundamentals of static load engineering - including force, stress, strain,

modulus and inertia.

- Proficiency in computer operation and use of typical word processing and data programs.

- Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and follow written procedures.

- Demonstrated high degree of self-discipline to follow policies and procedures.

- Ability to read, write and interpret written instructions, blueprints, or shop drawings in English.

- Good documentation, organization and communication skills.

- Ability to multitask, and prioritize work.

- Proficient use of basic shop arithmetic.

- Strong attention to detail.

- Demonstrates initiative, self-starter, adaptable, and highly motivated for excellence.

- Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement with a focus on customer service excellence.

- Ability to work flexible hours, overtime, and weekends as needed based on demanding manufacturing schedules.

- Ability to work under limited supervision.

- Excels in a team environment.

- Ability to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds.

- Must be able to work at heights exceeding 20 feet and/or in confined spaces performing mechanical assembly /


- Ability to be on feet for up to 9 hours each day.



- 0-2 years experience in a mechanical field. 

 - US Citizen




- Prior personal or vocational experience with mechanical tools, torque wrenches, drilling, tapping, and metal cutting and




- Prior experience with crane and fork lift operation.


- Prior experience in aerospace and/or composite manufacturing.


- Prior experience with testing and/or instrumentation.


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: 20001099

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