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Engineering Technician 2

Full Time

Northrop Grumman

Plymouth MN 55447 USA

Posted 01/14/2022

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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 is seeking an Engineering Technician 2 for our location in Plymouth, MN.

Position Summary:  Work closely with our engineering team in an electronics prototype development laboratory.  Support research and development, engineering development and transition-to-production efforts on a wide variety of product types. 

Duties include building, testing, and troubleshooting electronic circuit boards; test setups; cables; assemblies; and various assembly and test fixtures. 

Provide technical support to engineers on a variety of technical tasks. Gather, maintain, format, compile, and manipulate technical data, such as laboratory or material test results and engineering design changes. Produce engineering documentation, reports, drawings (flow charts, block diagrams, and schematics). Perform detailed mathematical calculations using established formulas; preliminary analyses of data where guidelines are provided in such areas as circuit and system performance, model dimensional consistency; and quantitative judgments concerning technical data. Use personal computer in performance of analyses and development of documentation/reports. May conduct tests and record data to assist with engineering evaluation or analysis.

The ideal candidate would demonstrate excellent attention to detail and meticulous record keeping ability, strong computer aptitude and excellent written and oral communication skills.  With career progression, the individual would take on more responsibility and complex build and test efforts, document hardware configurations, develop assembly processes and test procedures, and make suggestions to the engineering team for improvements.  Must have a strong work ethic and learning attitude, have a safety-oriented mindset, and be a responsible, motivated team player capable of working individually and as a team member in a fast paced environment.

Required Qualifications:
2 to 5 years of electronics experience with an Associate Degree or 2 year certificate in electronics technology, or equivalent education.
Good understanding of electronics fundamentals and have basic computer skills.
Able to read schematics and drawings, follow written and oral instructions, communicate effectively.
Basic soldering skills and ability to earn IPC J-STD-001 certification with provided training.
Ability to safely use basic hand tools and shop equipment.
Candidate must have the ability to acquire a Security Clearance.
Must be a U.S. Citizen and provide proof of citizenship.
Desired Skills:
Proficiency with electronics fundamentals, testing, and troubleshooting.
Strong capabilities in fundamental and advanced RF and microwave concepts and measurement techniques.
Proficiency in the use of general lab equipment including oscilloscopes, signal generators, analyzers, and various meters.
High skill level soldering electronic assemblies. 

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 target=_blank>( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 target=_blank> U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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Location Plymouth, MN, 55447, United States
Categories Computer Software

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Engineering Technician 2

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