Production Test Technician 3

Northrop Grumman



Devens, MA


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.
AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP), Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Venture, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications. AOA-Xinetics designs, develops, and manufactures precision, advanced optical products and systems such as deformable mirrors, optical systems, adaptive optics control systems and silicon carbide optical structures for the https://U.S. Government, commercial customers, and https://U.S. defense prime and second-tier contractors. Markets for these technologies include civilian astronomy and semiconductor capital equipment as well as defense ISR and Directed Energy. We are currently seeking a Production Test Technician 3 to support Manufacturing activities in Devens, MA.

Reporting to the Manufacturing Operations Manager, the Production Test Technicians sets up test apparatus and conducts tests of production assemblies and units following methods, procedures, standards, and sequences. Lays out and assembles units for production equipment according to designs and specifications. Adjusts and calibrates systems as needed. Corrects malfunctions by making adjustments or replacing parts or components as directed. Uses hand and small power tools, and various measuring and testing devices in performing job duties. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.

Role and Responsibilities:
The Test Technician should also have proficiency in using a broad range of measuring and monitoring equipment (oscilloscopes, function and waveform generators, power supplies and meters, current sensors and probes, etc.) to both perform the tests as specified and to troubleshoot

The Test Technician will perform acceptance test procedures that verify equipment function. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Selection, set up, calibration and operation of simple to complex equipment and facilities over a broad spectrum of technologies in the process of testing a unit.
  • Verification and validation of product and paperwork configuration, test processes and test equipment/setup configuration and calibration.
  • Measuring, collecting and recording of electrical performance data as required by the test specifications including analysis and evaluation of the data to the test specification requirements and prepare accurate and complete test reports of all recorded data.

The Test Technicians may be asked to support engineering efforts including:

  • Assisting engineers in performance of design verification tests including the setup and operation of test equipment.
  • Performing initial procedural tests on new and/or changed equipment to verify that the tests can be performed as specified.
  • Set up test apparatus and conduct tests of production assemblies and units

Basic Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Electrical, Electronics, Engineering Technology, or other related technical field, or equivalent military training and 4 yrs related experience. A High School diploma or equivalent and 2 years related experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree
  • Proficiency using measuring and monitoring equipment such as oscilloscopes, function and waveform generators, power supplies and meters, current sensors and probes
  • Must be able to read and interpret schematics, engineering drawings, and written or verbal instructions
  • Ability to work independently and with personnel of multiple disciplines and functions to achieve job objectives
  • Ability to work around high voltage and current
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a manufacturing industry
  • Previous experience working closely with Test and Manufacturing engineers
  • Experience with continuous improvement and process improvement principles
  • Experience writing and running different types of scripts (python, bash, etc.)

Salary Range: $54,500 - $90,900

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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