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Northrop Grumman Aicraft Mechanic 3 - Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Washington

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work then the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Job Description

We have several opportunities for Aircraft Mechanics based at Whidbey Island. We are seeking highly motivated and confident individuals who are experienced on the EA-18G platform and can execute tasking / job requirements of an Aircraft Mechanic. The successful candidate will demonstrate the abilities to perform troubleshooting, installation, operation, maintenance, modification and repairs to the EA-18G. The ideal candidate should also be able to perform limited structural modifications and possess a working knowledge of the aircraft's electrical systems. Must follow strict adherence to DOD, manufacturer, company, and supplier directives and publications. Ability to keep up with a fast-paced and aggressive work schedule, while complying with all Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and CDC safety and health practices.


  • Able to use Daily deck and related publications to perform daily and turnaround inspections on aircraft.

  • Must have basic understanding of the theory of operation of the fuel and hydraulic systems on the EA-18G platform.

  • Able to participate in Aircraft Towing evolutions, including driving, directing, wing-walking, brake-riding, and chock-walking.

  • Participate and understand the importance of Tool Control and FOD Program. Identifying any potential safety issues and clearly communicating with team members and shop floor Lead/Supervisor.

  • Able to correctly and accurately service aircraft with nitrogen, engine oil, and hydraulic fluid.

  • Able to participate in Aircraft Weight and Balance measurements.

  • Able to safely participate in Aircraft Jacking evolutions.

  • Able to assist teammates in other various Power plant, Airframe, Environmental Control Systems (ECS), and mechanical duties.

  • Must be familiar with the operation of all Ground Support Equipment (GSE) used on the F/A-18 platform, i.e. Tow Tractor, Tow Bar, External Hydraulic Pressure Cart, Nitrogen Servicing Cart.

  • Must be able to clearly document maintenance, and repair actions, as well as correctly tagging and labeling removed parts in accordance with established Procedures.

  • Must be familiar with basic hand tools, pneumatic tools, calibrated tools, and measuring tools. As well as having the mechanical aptitude to use them correctly on the job.

  • Able to perform any other duties as directed by manager, or team lead for the benefit of the company.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) and at least 4 years on EA-18G platform

  • Completion of either Airframe or Power plant training on related systems in a military or civilian schooling setting.

  • Must be able to obtain a secret DoD security clearance with ability to maintain that clearance for continued employment

  • Able to perform any other duties as directed by manager, or team lead for the benefit of the company.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • U.S. Navy or USMC background

  • Active Secret DoD clearance

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Job Category : Flight Operations