Northrop Grumman



Sunnyvale, 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.
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a TESTER C TURBINES based out of Sunnyvale.

Prepare and connect apparatus for tests and operate test facilities and controls to perform static tests on a variety of turbine and auxiliary products where methods, sequences and tooling are normally established. Work with and/or assist journey level testers as required.

Prepare and connect apparatus for tests and operate test facilities and controls to perform static tests on a variety of turbine and auxiliary products where methods, sequences and tooling are normally established. Work with and/or assist journey level testers as required. Qualify, secure, and maintain a security clearance for all tester functions.

Steam generating facility and supporting auxiliary subsystems including Johnson Matthey SCR, demin system, air injector, Hagan controls, water brake, test stands, tooling, fixtures, pumps, valves, component test equipment. Precision gauges such as pressure, temperature and speed indicators. Electric, flow, hydraulic and vibration recorders. Manual hydraulic and electric hand tools.

Turbines, gearboxes, oil sumps, forced draft flowers, heat exchangers, turbine generators, valves and control equipment, hardware, water, oil, sulfuric acid, salt, caustic soda, treatment chemicals, rust inhibitor, preservatives, test kits, paper, rags, tape.

DIRECTION OF OTHERS: Assist and/or direct support personnel assigned to help in the performance of the test department.


Perform the duties of Assembly Helper and in addition perform the following:

  • Receive work assignment from supervision and instruction from Test Engineer.
  • Read and follow safety regulations and procedures and MI package including drawings, change notices, operation sheets, specifications and work authorizations.
  • Position and mount apparatus on pedestals and stands, assemble and bolt together components, tests plates, adapters, fixtures, hoses, fittings and piping. Cut and install gaskets as necessary and connect specified steam, water, air and oil lines and gauges for static testing turbines and auxiliary components. Disassemble after testing is completed.
  • Start, operate and monitor test facilities such as pumps, valves, low pressure steam generating equipment and associated auxiliaries (feed water system, cooling water and condensate system, etc.) heat exchangers and water treatment units to maintain the power, steam, water and oil required to static test products.
  • Operate test stand controls to maintain specified pressures, temperatures, and flows to static test a variety of products. Visually check for leaks during test and continually review test data to insure results are within the parameters of the specification and operating policies.
  • Start and operate pickling equipment to clean various castings, fabrications and parts.
  • Assemble and connect products for testing, operate controls, and assist in conducting routine dynamic tests of products under the direction of a higher-level tester.
  • Maintain inventory of instruments and gauges and have them calibrated at specified times.
  • Observe safe operating practices and maintain familiarity with emergency shutdown procedures.
  • Make proper time charge entries and record data as required.
  • Maintain tools, equipment, and work area in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Perform other work of equal or lower classification as required.


  • Experience with the operation of commercial and/or industrial fluid systems, such as Fluid and Electrical Systems
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government issued security clearance Must be able to obtain a stationary operating engineer license
  • Ability to work any shift
  • https://H.S. Diploma or GED


  • Must be able to qualify for and maintain all required watch stations
  • Experience with steam plant operations either onboard a https://U.S. Navy vessel or within a commercial facility
  • Active security clearance
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, ability to quickly learn and develop skills
  • Excellent motivation to provide an individual contribution to the team
  • Develop and expertise and become a technical expert in particular areas within the department
  • Stationary steam plant operating engineer license
  • Strong troubleshooting background on steam plant equipment #LI-AM1

This is Union represented position.

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . https://U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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