Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) - Engineering Technician 3 - Promontory, Utah

Northrop Grumman



Corinne, UT


Position summary

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.
The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction https://1322.29. The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels.

SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members.

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman - Military Internship Program (DoD SKillbridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals - Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission "Defining Possible" on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome - Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty
  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
  • Will receive an honorable discharge
  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months
  • Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.
  • Candidate will be required to satisfy the requirements for a TSA access certification. (Costs will be paid for by Northrop Grumman.)
  • Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Northrop Grumman.

Responsibilities for this internship requisition position are:

Northrop Grumman, Propulsion Systems, is currently recruiting for an Engineering Technician 3 . This position will be located at the Promontory, Utah, facility.

Role description & Responsibilities
The Engineering Technician is responsible for the following:
-Supervise and perform the on-site demilitarization of munitions of explosive concern (MEC), and handling of demolition materials

  • Provide technical, safety, and research support for all operations dealing with arms, ammunition, and explosives
  • Collection and proper disposal of solid, liquid, hazardous and/or explosive waste
  • Operation of waste disposal facilities
  • Proper handling, storage and packaging of hazardous waste and materials
  • Creating accurate paperwork and record keep relating to the above roles

Job Duties

  • Performs tasks at Promontory with an emphasis on waste disposal, energetic material handling and transportation
  • Ensures compliance with internal and external environmental and DOT requirements
  • Heavy equipment/truck operation
  • Performs additional roles in reactive and hazardous waste disposal

Experience Requirements

  • Must have a good understanding of chemicals (acids, bases, oxidizers, flammables, reducers, water-reactives) in a
    variety of forms (liquids, solids, gases, sludges, slurries) and related regulations.
  • Experience working with explosives, pyrotechnics, propellants, explosive production/disposal and experience with blasting machines, initiators, firing units, and their maintenance.
  • Knowledgeable of environmental regulatory requirements.
  • Experience with reactive/explosive and ordnance operations
  • Experience with chemical handling
  • Experience with heavy equipment operation
  • Former EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) technician

Skills & Qualifications

  • CDL license, or ability to obtain one
  • HAZWOPER certification, or ability to obtain
  • Heavy equipment operation experience
  • Safe operating practices with chemicals and reactive/energetic substances
  • Ability to work in varied environments
  • Ability to complete thorough inspections and exact paperwork
  • The ability to think critically and innovatively
  • Troubleshooting
  • Ability to obtain DOD secret security clearance
  • Ability to obtain Alcohol Tobacco and Firearm (ATF) "Explosives Possessor" designation


  • Associate degree plus 2 years of experience or 5 years of applicable experience
  • Certification as a CDL Class A with hazmat endorsement is highly preferred

Salary Range: $1 - $1

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. https://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 .

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 . https://U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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