CLS F-35 Principal Aircraft Mechanic // Avionics / Electrical / Low Observable / Powerline - Secret Beaufort, SC

Requisition ID: R10128980

  • Category : Flight Operations

  • Location : Beaufort, South Carolina, United States of America | Yuma, Arizona, United States of America | Lemoore, California, United States of America | San Diego, California, United States of America + 3 more

  • Citizenship required : United States Citizenship

  • Clearance Type : Secret

  • Telecommute : No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift : Any (United States of America)

  • Travel Required : Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance : Relocation assistance may be available

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.

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.

Are you ready to put your experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so,

Our Defense Systems F-35 Sustainment HPSI Operating Unit wants you to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. We are seeking mechanics specializing in Avionics, Airframe/ Low Observable, and Powerline systems to provide O-Level maintenance for the F-35 . We are hiring at multiple locations (Beaufort, SC, Lemoore, CA, Miramar, CA, Yuma, AZ)

Depending upon your specialty, your duties and responsibilities may include (but not be 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Current DoD Secret Clearance.

  • Able to obtain Special Access Program clearance, as required.

  • Ability to read and interpret technical data and blueprint drawings.

  • Willing to provide temporary support to our other CLS locations and/or emerging deployments.

  • 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 regularly required to lift up to 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.

-(Avionics/Electrical Specific ):

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 4 years of aircraft avionics or electrical experience.

  • U.S. Air Force 5 or 7-skill level, U. S. Navy, or U. S. Marine Corps CDI/CDQAR NEC, or equivalent FAA Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) Certification.

-(Low Observable / Airframes Technician Specific):

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 4 Years F-35 LO/Airframes related maintenance experience.

  • Able to obtain Ground Support Equipment Qualifications in support of F-35 Maintenance and Flight Operations.

  • Able to obtain Collateral Duty Inspector Qualification within 18 months of position start date.

-(Powerline Specific):

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 4 Years of mechanical/aircraft experience.

  • Airframe/powerplants/turboprop/egress/avionics and/or crew chief experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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: $50,400 - $102,800

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 .

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.

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