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.
Position to be staffed as an Aircraft Mechanic 3, specializing in F-35 LO/Airframes.
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 are making history.
Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.
Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS), F-35 Sustainment HPSI Operating Unit, has an opening for an Aircraft Mechanic 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. You will be assigned as an Aircraft Mechanic 3 (F-35 LO/Airframes Technician) supporting F-35 organizational maintenance at Beaufort, SC . Your Mission will be to support O-Level maintenance on F-35.
Your duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Performs Maintenance, Repair, Launch, and Recovery activities on F-35 aircraft. Ensures aircraft are in exceptional mechanical condition and safe for flight by performing maintenance, inspections, and servicing requirements on all aircraft systems in accordance with JTD and all applicable program and service guidance.
Performs and/or assists with Field-Level Modifications and TCTD maintenance actions.
Assists with OJT training for team members and partner aircraft maintenance personnel.
Maintains and updates aircraft records and status within the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) of ALIS. Keeps the production staff updated on aircraft status.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Aircraft Maintenance Manager.
Performs required Airframe and Powerplant General (APG) tasks as part of F-35 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) performing heavy/depot level modifications.
Maintenance tasks include configuring aircraft for modifications, removal, and installation of attaching hardware, component removal and installations, assistance with software uploads, various system operational checkouts, and egress system maintenance.
Technical requirements also include fault isolation, troubleshooting, and repair of system failures detected during operational checks associated with modifications and restoration of aircraft to flying condition after accomplishment of modifications and maintenance.
Interprets and uses various test equipment and works from wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, job guides, and maintenance manuals.
Applicant will be required to obtain special certifications (example: confined space, borescope, etc.) as locally required.
Must be able to obtain and keep a flightline driver's competency card. The individual must be able to work first or second shift, as directed by the Aircraft Maintenance Manager. Individual must be able to depart on temporary duty assignments- on short notice. The individual will practice good housekeeping and follow safety procedures and ensure both programs are enforced.
Must be willing to provide temporary support to our other CLS locations and/or emerging deployments.
Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days a year.
Able to meet the physical demands of this position including, lifting 50 pounds and perform repetitive movements, work overhead, use hands to grasp, handle, and/or feel, and reach. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, squat, crawl, and twist.
High School Diploma or GED and minimum of 4 Years F-35 LO/Airframes related maintenance experience.
Ability to read and interpret technical data and blueprint drawings.
Must be able to obtain Ground Support Equipment Qualifications in support of F-35 Maintenance and Flight Operations.
Must be able to obtain Collateral Duty Inspector Qualification within 18 months of position start date.
Must have an Active Secret Clearance or higher.
US Citizenship required.
Must be able to obtain Special Access Program clearance, as required.
U. S. Navy, or U. S. Marine Corps experience with thorough understanding of F-35 Fighter Aircraft Systems and operations under COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2 and 4790.35.
F-35 Collateral Duty Inspector Designation USMC / USN or level 5 or 7-skill level USAF AFSC.
F-135 Powerplant engine run certification, F-35 avionics systems, fighter aircraft crew escape systems (i.e., canopy and ejection seat), experience in structural repairs and low observable system maintenance are highly desirable.
Experience with launch and recovery, standard component removal and replacement, understanding of propulsion systems, understanding of structure maintenance to include knowledge of low observable maintenance processes and procedures.
Excellent communication skills and experience in a Military-focused Customer Service-Related Industry.
Salary Range: $53,300 - $88,800
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 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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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