CLS - F-35 Aircraft Mechanic 3 / Low Observables (Lemoore CA)Lemoore, CA

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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 a general mechanic specializing in Low Observables, supporting Nose to Tail (NTT) F-35 organizational maintenance at NAS Lemoore, CA . Your Mission will be to support O-Level maintenance on F-35C.

Your duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) :

  • Prepares composite or metallic surfaces for coating applications by performing various operations such as sanding, stripping, applying vacuum, performing porosity testing, masking, and other preparation tasks. Mixes and applies sealants, gap fillers and any other required processes prior to paint which may require the use of heating devices. Mixes and applies paints and other coatings at the proper spraying consistency. Applies additional surface details to manufacturer specifications. Performs or coordinates component-level testing for specification compliance after applications have been completed.

  • 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).

  • Maintenance tasks include, but are not limited to, configuring aircraft for modifications, removal and installation of attaching hardware, component removal and installations, assistance with software uploads, various system operational checkouts.

  • Technical requirements also include fault isolation, troubleshooting, and repair of system failures detected during operational checks associated with maintenance 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 a flightline driver's license competency card and maintain qualification throughout duration of employment.

  • Assists with OJT training for team members and partner aircraft maintenance personnel.

  • Must be willing to deploy/travel to fulfil customer's operational commitments.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Aircraft Maintenance Manager.

  • Must be able to obtain Hydraulic Contamination and IPP qualifications within 12 months of position start date and maintain qualification throughout duration of employment.

  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends.

  • Must be willing to provide temporary support to our other CLS locations and/or emerging deployments.

Basic Qualifications :

  • High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of 4 years of aircraft Low Observables experience.

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Must have a current DoD Secret Clearance or higher and the ability to maintain.

  • Must be able to obtain Special Access Program clearance. This position is located at a facility that requires special access.

  • 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.

  • The individual must be able to work first, second, third, or weekend shift, as directed by the Aircraft Maintenance Manager.

  • 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, reach. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, climb, squat, crawl, and twist.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • 6 or more years of F-22, F-35 or 4th generation aircraft Low Observables experience.

  • 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 Avionics/Electrical systems troubleshooting and repair experience.

  • Fiber Optic or wire repair and maintenance experience.

  • Aircraft modifications and maintenance experience.

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, blueprints, and technical data. Able to interpret/translate instructions to mechanics/technicians.

  • Experience and knowledge of Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) to include, Anomaly Fault Resolution System (AFRS), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Joint Technical Data (JTD)Navigation, Portable Maintenance Aid (PMA)/Maintenance Vehicle Interface (MVI) activities, Configuration forms documentation Management and supply chain management activities.

  • FAA Aircraft & Power Plant (A&P) Mechanic license.

  • Experience with Safety, Tool Control, FOD, Supply, HAZMAT, Training, Quality, and Security Programs.

  • Fuel systems trouble shooting and repair experience.

  • Excellent communication skills and experience in a diverse Military-focused Customer Service-Related Industry.

  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office software.

  • Understanding of Nose-to-tail maintenance concept.

Salary Range: $60,100 - $100,100

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.