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Northrop Grumman Low Observ Surviv Specialist in Lemoore, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems has an opening for a F-35 Aircraft Supportable Low Observables (SLO) Field Support Engineer (FSE) / Low Observables Survivability Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located at Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA in support of the F-35 Lightning II Program. The candidate will act as the Northrop Grumman technical interface and on-site company representative to the customer in resolving issues arising from operations, maintenance, modifications and other logistics and engineering support activities involving F-35 aircraft SLO and structure systems within established engineering guidelines. Candidate must be willing accompany our customer on Deployment Assignments of varying duration aboard a variety of Aircraft Carrier classes and Forward Operating Locations.

In this role, selected candidate will be expected to:

  • Be a self-starter, work without direct supervision

  • Integrate into a high tempo military operational environment

  • Provide engineering and aircraft maintenance guidance to military and civilian maintainers with confidence and authority

  • Document maintenance activities, collate data to identify emerging failure trends and provide recommendations to reduce aircraft down time, improve maintenance practices and advise on LO and structures system maintenance tasks

  • Have knowledge and background in the field of Radio Frequency (RF) diagnostic and verification techniques for maintaining LO aircraft

  • Assist in operating LO diagnostic equipment, and with Signature Engineering support, ensure F-35 aircraft LO defects/repairs and modifications do not adversely impact Radar Cross-Section (RCS)

  • Identify technical issues and recommend solutions to support the F-35 engineering disposition process and technical data updates

  • Manage, track multiple engineering and logistic support activities, and provide periodic status to customers and program management team

  • Provide authorized engineering products to supplement published engineering technical data

  • Combine engineering knowledge with real world maintenance experience

  • Conduct training and provide product briefings to customers, vendors, and company representatives

  • Support program technical interchange meetings and program plans development relating to problem analysis, engineering dispositions and in-house technical support

  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills and engage with aircraft maintainers on a regular basis to resolve maintenance issues that would otherwise lead to aircraft downtime

  • Work any shift, weekends, overtime and holidays, if necessary, as well as travel on Temporary Duty Assignments (TDY's) to support F-35 program requirements


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 2 years of Low Observables (LO) maintenance experience with military aircraft or an additional 4 years of work experience can be substituted in lieu of a degree

  • Minimum of 12 months experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office tools

  • Have an active DOD Secret security clearance and ability to obtain a Special Access Program clearance

  • Willing and able to travel (up to 25%) as per mission requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • F-35 aircraft experience

  • Field service or prior military experience

  • Tier II LO diagnostic equipment experience

  • Advanced composite and airframe repair experience

  • Working knowledge of engineering tools such as CATIA, VAS, PDM

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.

Job Category : Technical Support