Manufacturing Technician 2
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: YesRELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance availableCLEARANCE TYPE: NoneTRAVEL: No**Description**Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.**Northrop Grumman** is currently seeking a **Manufacturing Technician 2** for our **Elkton, Maryland** location.The **Northrop Grumman** Propulsion Systems and Controls (PS) facility in Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton PS facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers. The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and San Jose, CA.**_Elkton, Maryland_** _is located on the Upper Chesapeake Bay, midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Discover charming small towns, parks with miles of trails, specialty and antique shops, award winning restaurants, and inns. You can go boating, golf, hike, bike, camp, bird watch, ride horseback, or drop a fishing line. Five rivers, Chesapeake Bay and the C Canal can be explored by boat or by land. Experience panoramic views from Turkey Point Lighthouse on a bluff overlooking the Bay, or from the banks of the C Canal where ships from around the globe cruise._ https://www.ccgov.org/government/tourism**Job Responsibilities:**+ Follow the directions of supervision and lead technicians for the fabrication of rocket motors. Works with explosives and chemicals during the processing of propellant and rocket motor components.+ Candidate must be able to read and follow written manufacturing instructions. Must be able to work closely with non-manufacturing personnel to meet build requirements and schedules.+ Safe handling of hazardous materials in accordance with OSHA and company policies.+ Operate production equipment such as mixers, presses, lathes, scales, hoists, forklift, ovens, and paint booths. Operate various instruments such as verniers, durometers, height gage, leak detectors, torque wrenches, and resistance meters.+ Support many areas of manufacturing such as - Ordnance, Casting, Insulation, Final Assembly, and Lining when work load requires additional labor.+ Performs daily standard work and revises work as necessary.+ Capable of identifying discrepancies in design, planning, or manufacturing non-conformance to hardware or material.+ Insures operations are performed within the time allowed for the individual component and contacts management when inspection times cannot be met.+ Stops operations immediately and reports any safety "near misses" or incidents involving personnel, equipment, etc. Safety+ Reports any defective equipment to supervision or leads and tags out equipment accordingly.**Basic Qualifications Manufacturing Technician 2:**+ High School Diploma+ 2-4 years overall work experience within a manufacturing environment.+ Hands on manufacturing vs. automation experience+ Multi-tasked, the ability to work on more than one thing at a time+ Good reading and math skills.+ Exposure to Chemistry and vocational training such as soldering, woodworking, metal working, electrical, automotive assembly and finishing, welding, or mechanical training.+ Must be able to be certified for respirator use, competent to be trained in forklift and hoist operation.+ Must be able to work modified shifts, overtime and weekends, if needed, and have some flexible working hours to staff production needs.+ Blue print reading fundamentals are required or the aptitude to learn blue print reading.**Preferred Requirements:**+ Experience in a manufacturing, assembly or mechanics position+ Defense Industry experience+ Computer knowledge in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel and Word+ Familiar with Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing and 5S principles+ Working knowledge of MS Office Tools**This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the** **Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location. Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.**Salary Range: $42,900.00 - $71,500.00Employees 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.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 . US Citizenship is required for most positions.We are a pioneering company.With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space - our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.