F/18 Electrical Avionics Technician 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 ONE Aircraft Avionics technicians Electricians (USN "AT" rating) 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. This position will support the first shift. Assignment start is 29 July 2023 and will initially consist of one month of certifications before hands-on aircraft.

The F-18 E/F Aircraft Avionics Technician will be responsible for Organizational Level ("O" level) support of the aircraft's Electrical systems. To include:

  • Understanding pre / post flight activities and inspections

  • Ability to read and interpret wiring schematics, assembly drawings, process specifications, technical manuals, written instructions, test procedures, etc.

  • Able to setup and use a torque wrench and use common hand tools such as: wrenches, safety wire pliers, etc.

  • Able to operate specialty tools such as crimpers, multi-meters, pin extractors.

  • Able to remove, replace, and function check aircraft components and assemblies.

  • Knowledgeable in wire repair to include: Splicing, Soldering, assembly and Disassembly of multi pin and coaxial type connectors.

  • Knowledgeable in testing, troubleshooting and handling of fiber optic conductors.

  • Inspect and maintain APG-73 and APG-79 (AESA) Radar, Tactical Warfare (ALE-47 and ALR-67) and F/A-18 weapon systems (including FLIR).

  • Inspect and maintain UHF/VHF communication and (APX-111) IFF systems.

  • Maintain multipurpose displays to include the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System and video recording.

  • Basic understanding in the operation and troubleshooting of a 1553 Data Bus.

  • Perform software loading and verification for the F/A-18 mission computer and other software loaded systems.

  • The successful candidate will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of all Aircraft avionics systems aboard the aircraft and will be tasked to troubleshoot and 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 and Wire Illuminator, 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 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

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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