Production Operator 3 (Soldering)

Northrop Grumman



Los Angeles, CA


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.
What You'll get to Do:

Performs multiple tasks on an assigned team, project, or functional area.
Tasks will typically be performed within full-scale production manufacturing operations and include tasks such as nonroutine and nonrepetitive production electronic, mechanical and electromechanical assembly.
The ideal candidate may monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures and pass all job-specific or specialized certification programs required for core tasks or specialized assignments.
May provide training to less experienced team members.
Participates in program or functional team projects developing process improvement methods, solutions, and procedures to enhance program quality, cost, and scheduling.
Be responsible for processing electronic assemblies in a factory environment, executing, and recommending modifications to Manufacturing processes and procedures.
This position requires working closely and collaborating with the Woodland Hills Manufacturing organizations, Engineering, and Mission Assurance.

These responsibilities include:

  • Perform a variety of tasks ranging from repetitive to non-repetitive production assembly operations on electronic and/or mechanical assemblies and subassemblies such as modules, boards, panels, drawers, frames, and cables.
  • Work from diagrams and drawings, layouts, and uses hand and/or power tools.
  • Make continuity checks on work in process and completed. May conduct quality inspections on processing line in accordance with quality specifications.
  • May disassemble, modify, rework, reassemble, and test prototype assemblies and subassemblies according to specifications and under simulated conditions. General cleaning of assemblies, creating identification plates & installation and paint touch up.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 4 years additional education and/or related experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of IPC J-STD-001, J-STD-002, J-STD-003, J-STD-004, J-STD-005 certification.
  • Soldering experience with Circuit Card Assemblies (CCA's).
  • Ability to read drawings and assembly instructions to perform mechanical assembly tasks.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to document and keep records.
  • A working knowledge of ERP systems such as SAP or other shop floor management system.
  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to handle and complete multiple tasks within defined time limitations.
  • Communicate in a clear and precise manner within a team environment of peers and professionals to execute daily activities.
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs 1-2 feet.
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in a technical discipline.
  • Aerospace experience/DOD experience.
  • Ability to solder using a hot plate while looking through a microscope is a plus.
  • Experience with fine pitch CCA's and multi-layered Printed Wiring Boards (PWB's) is a plus.
  • Proficient with MS Office is a plus.
  • Experience in circuit card testing is a plus.

Salary Range: $43,600 - $72,600

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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