F-35 Principal / Sr. Principal SLO Field Support Engineer (FSE)Luke Afb, AZ

Requisition ID: R10163764

  • Category: Technical Support

  • Location: Luke AFB, Arizona, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Shift X (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Job Description:

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems has an opening for a Principal Low Observables Survivability Specialist / Sr Principal Low Observables Survivability Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  This position is located at Luke Air Force Base, AZ in support of the F-35 Lightning II Program!

The selected candidate will be an F-35 aircraft Supportable Low Observables (SLO) Field Support Engineer (FSE) directly supporting the F-35 customers at Luke AFB. 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.

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 and depot technicians and engineers 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

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Principal - Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a HS Diploma or a GED and 9 years of 5th Gen military fighter aircraft maintenance experience.  Will consider a bachelor's degree and minimum of 5 years related 5th Gen military fighter aircraft maintenance; Or a master's degree with 3 years of related military aircraft maintenance.

  • Intermediate proficiency of Microsoft Office tools

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

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

  • F-35 or F-22 aircraft hands on LO experience.

  • Aircraft Structural Maintenance experience.

  • Intermediate proficiency of Microsoft Office tools.

Principal - Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years of F-35 aircraft experience.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM field.

  • Security+ Certification.

  • Prior Field Support or military experience.

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

Sr. Principal - Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a HS Diploma or a GED and 13 years of 5th Gen military fighter aircraft maintenance experience.  Will consider a bachelor's degree and minimum of 9 years related 5th Gen military fighter aircraft maintenance; A Master's Degree with 7 years of related military aircraft maintenance.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • F-35 or F-22 aircraft hands on LO experience.

  • Extensive Aircraft Structural Maintenance experience.

  • Advanced proficiency of Microsoft Office tools.

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

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

  • Prior Field Support or military experience.

Sr. Principal - Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7 years of F-35 aircraft experience.

  • Master’s Degree in STEM field.

  • Security+ Certification.

  • Current F-35 Program Access.

NOTE* : This position may be filled as a Principal (FSE - 03) or Senior Principal (FSE - 04) Engineer Field depending on your qualifications.

Salary Range: $76,600 - $115,000

Salary Range 2: $95,000 - $142,400

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.