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Microelectronics Technician 3

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: East Hartford
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

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, 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. We are seeking a Microelectronics Technician to support our production team in East Hartford, CT.

Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the Micro-Electronic Technician 3 will perform assembly, testing and assigned technical manufacturing tasks to meet program requirements. This position will involve assembly and testing of complex electro optic assemblies, optical modules and sub modules containing optical and fiber optic based components with guidance from principle engineers and scientists. Primary job duties will include developing and setting up work areas to assemble and test optical module assemblies. Additional duties may include setting up experiments and optical test equipment, conducting tests, and recording data. The position may involve assembly and alignment of mechanical and/or opto-mechanical subassemblies, machining/fabricating parts and some electronic assembly, as well as work process and other documentation.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or other 2 year technical degree in related discipline and 3 years of related experience, or 6+ years of related experience or related military experience
  • Experience with electro-mechanical, electro-optic or optical and/or fiber optic based systems and components including optical fusion splicing systems
  • Familiarity with handling critical optical components and the use of optical test equipment and microscopes is required
  • Understanding or formal training in electrical/electronic principles
  • Experience in soldering electronic assemblies and cable and harness assemblies
  • Ability to work well as part of an integrated team including technicians, engineers, principal level engineers/scientists along with internal and external customers
  • Experience using electronic lab equipment such as; DVM's, power meters, power supplies and oscilloscopes
  • Experience with basic machine tool operation and building or modifying equipment used in testing precision optics
  • US Citizenship is a bona fide requirement
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a top secret clearancePreferred Qualifications:
    • Associates Degree in optics, fiber optics or laser electro optics technology and 4+ years of experience with optical and fiber optic systems and components
    • Small part soldering and rework experience
    • Ability to lay out own work
    • Basic knowledge of optic and electrical test equipment
    • J-STD 001 soldering certification
    • IPC-620 cable and wiring certification
    • Active Top Secret Security ClearancePhysical Requirements:
      • Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time
      • Ability to work with hand tools
      • Ability to use oscilloscope, VOM, DVM, signal generators, power meters, and similar test apparatus Salary Range: $59,400 USD - $99,000 USD

        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. 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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, East Hartford , Microelectronics Technician 3, Professions , East Hartford, Connecticut

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