Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Senior Machinist - First Shift in Elkton, Maryland

Senior Machinist - First Shift

Locations:Elkton, MD

Categories: Hourly/Wage

Job Description

Job ID:DTP20180110-47876

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking a Senior Machinist for our first shift operations in our Elkton, Maryland office.

The Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Missile Defense and Controls (MD&C) facility in Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton MD&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers. The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and San Jose, CA.


  • Set-up and operate Mazak lathes, mills and 5 axis machines.

  • Set-up and operate standard conventional machine shop equipment.

  • Specifically lathes and mills to produce parts per drawing and/or written technical specifications.

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and willing to work with explosives.


  • High school diploma or equivalent education. AA degree preferred.

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a machine shop.

  • Must have the ability to interpret blueprints, sketches, GD & T, and other engineering specifications.

  • Must have working knowledge of shop floor mathematics and measuring tools/equipment.

  • Ability to set-up and programming of CNC lathes and mills.

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.

  • Candidate must have a willingness to learn and possess a positive team working attitude.

  • Excellent communication, problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

  • Explosive training preferred.

  • This position will be filled on 1st shift.

  • Candidate must demonstrate the ability to work safely and concern for the safety of others.

  • Must be a US Citizen.

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to program and set-up Mazak machines

  • Experience with Proto-Trak lathes and mills.

  • Some experience with EDM equipment preferred

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.

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:None

Years of Experience:3-5 Years

Education:High School/GED

Expertise:Machining Operations, Operations