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Plant Protection Officer (Security Guard)

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 9/11/2019
Job Reference #: 19020691
Keywords: response, emergency

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. 
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our products include launch vehicles, propulsion systems, missile products, subsystems and defense electronics, precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition, satellites and space components and services, and advanced aerospace structures.
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking a Security Officer to join our team in Rocket Center, WV just outside of Cumberland, MD. The Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) site in Rocket Center designs, develops and manufactures tactical rocket motors, medium caliber ammunition, composite components and end items, and fuze and electronics equipment. For decades, the dedicated and highly skilled team at ABL have supported national security efforts by developing and building defense systems for DoD customers and U.S. allies. 
Position Summary:
Perform Employee and Visitor Access control. 
Issue employee and visitor security badges.
Enforce Conditions of Entry to the Government Facility.
Conduct badge inspections.
Conduct Department of Defense Security Inspections.
Enforce all Department of Defense and site specific Safety and Security policies.
Must be able to clearly communicate and provide directions to personnel.
Monitor Security Cameras, Fire alarm System, Answering Telephone,
Activate proper Plant Alarms, Initiating proper notification during plant emergencies and alarms.
Maintain accountability of key control/issue as required by DOD/AAE.
Provide medical treatment for all medical emergencies on the facility.
Provide emergency fire response and be able to implement firefighting tactics.
Respond to investigation of smoke, trespassers, strange vehicles, conducting patrols.
Write accurate, detailed reports for medical and security incidents as required.
Provide professional, courteous security services to all incoming customers, visitors and employees.
Monitor cure bay and explosive operations and report malfunctions for corrective action.  
Provide traffic stops during explosives' movements.  


High School Diploma or GED; Associates Degree preferred.
Ability to achieve Firearms Qualification – rifle, handgun and shotgun - within 90 days of hiring.
Active, valid driver's license.
Able to pass physician's physical and perform duties of a fire brigade member in accordance with NFPA  and OSHA standards.
Must be EMT Certified and have current certifications. 3 years active experience as a volunteer or paid employee is preferred.
Must be Fire Fighter Certified and have current certifications. 3 years active experience as volunteer or paid employee is preferred. 
Ability to participate in specialty teams; hazwaste response, confined space rescue, as required.
Obtain and maintain an ATF EPQ.

Preferred Qualifications:
Security, Law Enforcement or Military Background with 2 years or more experience, preferably in a defense manufacturing environment preferred.

What to Expect: 
If you are a dynamic and motivated professional, Northrop Grumman is the company that will help further your experience and career growth. We offer highly competitive salaries, an array of benefits to give you the support you need, and the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that is professional, creative and flexible. Join our team and Work On What Matters.

Rocket Center, WV is located along the North Branch Potomac River in Mineral County, West Virginia and is home to the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL), a government installation operated by Northrop Grumman. Known for its scenic mountain landscapes, rolling hills and state parks, the region offers a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities to include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, hunting and whitewater rafting. Where can you get to from Rocket Center? We are just a few hours from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Cleveland and not far from Philadelphia, Virginia and New York. If you enjoy a beautiful all-weather climate, low cost of living, zero gridlock traffic, outdoor activities and easy access to major cities along the east coast - this area has a lot to offer!

This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location.  Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.

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.