REDD - Research & Exploratory Development Department

Are you searching for a job that provides dynamic and impactful contributions, in multiple fields that includes Space, Defense and other National interests?


Would you like to work in a state of the art manufacturing center, supporting complex projects and missions?


Would you like join a team that shares knowledge, encourages learning, creativity and career growth?


If so, we're looking for someone like you to join APL.


The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a national leader in scientific research and development. APL is focused on building defining innovations that ensure our nation's preeminence in the 21st century. We are seeking an Tool Crib Technician to join our team, in the Advanced Mechanical Fabrication Group. You will work in a state of the art manufacturing and research facility and you will be supporting R&D programs, including National Security, Space & Undersea hardware programs. 


As an Tool Crib Technician,your primary role will be to...


  • Manage the auto crib system, track and inventory calibrated tooling, and order specialty tooling for complex hardware fabrication.


  • Use e-buy system to order non-standard tooling from vendors.


  • Install helicoils, and various hardware into finished components.


  • Work on specialty projects directly with engineers and designers.


  • Be able to learn how to use laser markers and various shop machines.


  • Achieve and maintain proficiency with all applicable quality processes associated with assigned work.


  • Work in a collaborative environment sharing skills and knowledge with peers.


  • Monitor and record duration and completion of work performed in Work Management system in accordance with business and Quality procedures.

You'll meet our minimum qualifications for the job, if you...


  • Have a High school degree or equivalent.


  • Have 3+ years of experience working with tooling and fabrication.


  • Have some experience with hardware installation.


  • Are proficient computer skills, e.g., Microsoft Office and Web-based applications.


  • Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Secret level clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.


  • Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...


  • Have 6+ years of fabrication experience in a related field.


  • Have prior experience working with "Auto crib" tool dispensing system.

Why work at APL?


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.


At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at http://www.jhuapl.edu/careers.


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