F/18 Aircraft Structures Mechanic 3 (AHT) Belle Chasse, LA

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.

We have a need for TWO Airframe Structures Mechanics with experience on the F-18 E/F Super Hornet aircraft. This effort will support a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program in New Orleans, LA (NOLA). Although this an FMS program, this position is not deployable. All work will occur at the NAS Joint Reserve Base in NOLA. ONE of the positions will support the first shift, and ONE positions will support a dedicated night shift. Assignment start is 6 June 2023 and will initially consist of one month of training and certifications before hands-on aircraft.

The F-18 E/F Airframe Mechanic will be responsible for Organizational Level ("O" level) support of the aircraft's airframe and control surfaces (rudders, flaps, ailerons, etc.), to include hydraulics systems and flight control rigging. The successful candidate will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of all Airframe systems aboard the aircraft and will be tasked to resolve technical problems encountered. You may also be called upon to also provide technical advice, training, and troubleshooting assistance to "O" Level technicians.

You should be familiar with IETM's, as well as the NAMP 4790 and applicable NAVAIR technical publications. As required, you may be required to generate written reports for management in support of any contractual obligations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Should have at least 3 years of F/A-18 E/F experience and familiarity with F/A-18 inspections, servicing, troubleshooting, removals, and repairs.

  • Must have an active interim clearance.

  • Must have comprehensive written and verbal English communication skills.

  • Must have the ability to work flexible schedules to accommodate customer maintenance requirements.

  • Must be able to clearly document maintenance and repair actions, equipment status tags, logs, parts requests, etc.

  • Must be able to perform assigned duties while wearing required safety equipment.

  • Will be required to comply with all rules and regulations concerning health and safety, tool control, FOD control, and all training and certification requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong preference to candidates who have supported U.S. Navy F-18 squadrons on deployment.

  • Active Secret Clearance Preferred

  • A & P License

Salary Range: $48,800 - $81,400

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.

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