Flight Test Tech 3/4Emerado, ND

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.

This position is currently contingent on program award and associated program award funding. Start dates are determined after program funding confirmation.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is seeking a Flight Test Technician 3 or Technician 4 at our Grand Sky Autonomous Capabilities Center in America's 1st UAS Business Park, Grand Sky, minutes from Grand Forks, ND.

Our Center pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences, all to provide a decisive advantage to the warfighter. For more information about the Grand Forks region, see www.GrandForksIsCooler.com . Come be a part of our mission!

In this role you will be performing developmental, experimental and production aircraft maintenance, repair, modification, installation, and testing tasks in a field of specialization; electrical / electronic, mechanical or instrumentation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Instructs, coordinates and performs the duties / functions of Flight Test personnel in area(s) of assignment.

  • Determines the sequence for installing, removing, maintaining, repairing or fabricating critical aircraft components, or electrical / electronic, mechanical or instrumentation systems.

  • Performs testing, rework and repair in various fields of specialization.

  • Applies shop theory and skills in accomplishing assigned tasks working from incomplete engineering, electronic data, blueprints, sketches, engineering drawings, technical orders and written and verbal instructions.

  • Works from blueprints, engineering orders, schematics, repair manuals and other technical documents on aircraft electrical / electronic, mechanical, plumbing, and hydraulics, power plant, structures or instrumentation systems. Performs drilling, reaming, fitting, assembly, trimming, riveting, splicing, insulating and other associated duties as assigned.

  • Performs electrical, mechanical or instrumentation maintenance, repair and testing in support of specific flight test projects.

  • Constructs, troubleshoots, calibrates, adjusts, tests, and maintains various types of complex aircraft equipment, components, devices or systems. Performs modifications and adjustments as necessary.

  • Notifies lead personnel or supervision of any / all malfunctions, defects and damages of equipment, material and product.

  • Checks work for completeness and accuracy.

  • Performs Production Accountability duties associated with the processing, verification, quality auditing and inspection of assemblies, parts and tooling for which the individual has been delegated production accountability.

  • May be required to work in other fields incidental to, and in connection with completion of assignment.

  • May be required to perform other related duties as assigned, to include composite repair, assisting with ground support equipment, aircraft ground operations, and aircraft preservation tasks.

  • May travel for training or other job-related activities, to include occasional work assignments at offsite locations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • For Level 3, minimum of a high school degree, and 4 years' of flight test technician, field technician, or related experience; or 2 years such experience with related Associate Degree.

  • For Level 4, 6 years related experience or 4 years such experience with related Associate Degree.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance (or higher) within a reasonable amount of time as determined by program needs.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR/SAP) within a reasonable amount of time as determined by program needs.

  • Ability to work in an outside environment at various times of year.

  • Able to travel ~25% of the time.

Medical Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform moderate strenuous physical and repetitious work to include: bending, stooping, kneeling, lifting up to 25 pounds, and working overhead.

  • Must be able to access small, confined spaces and work in an enclosed environment.

  • Ability to pass medical/respiratory evaluation in order to obtain and maintain necessary respirator clearance and compliance with all respirator fitting requirements.

  • Must be able to pass a New Hire Physical prior to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working on the Global Hawk or Triton program, supporting aircraft ground operations, maintenance and/or modifications.

  • Experience reading and using engineering drawings and data in performance of duties.

  • Experience with composite material repair.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • IPC or similar certification a plus.

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance.

Salary Range: $54,400 - $90,600

Salary Range 2: $67,400 - $107,800

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.