Flight Test Technician Level 3 or Flight Test Technician Level 4 (Active Secret Clearance Required; Palmdale CA or Edwards AFB CA)Palmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10158758

  • Category: Flight Operations

  • Location: Palmdale, California, United States of America | Edwards AFB, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Any (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Flight Test Technician 3 / Flight Test Technician 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation organization. This role may be located in Palmdale, CA or Edwards AFB, CA .

This position will be supporting one or more aircraft platforms within our Strike portfolio, including the B-21 Raider, the world’s first sixth-generation aircraft. When it comes to delivering America’s resolve, the Raider provides the Air Force with long range, high survivability, and mission payload flexibility. The B-21 Raider will be capable of penetrating the toughest defenses to deliver precision strikes anywhere in the world. The B-21 is the future of deterrence. Find out more .

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. The selected candidate will work 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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.

  • 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.

​We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Basic Qualifications for a Flight Test Technician 3:

  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent plus 4 years of industry-related experience.

  • Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance

  • Must have ability to obtain Special Program Access within a reasonable amount of time

  • Selected Candidate must be willing to work various shifts depending on the business needs: 4x10 schedule (Mon-Thurs) 1st shift; 4x10 (Mon-Thurs) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule Fri, Sat, Sun) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sat, Sun) 1st shift.

  • Must be willing to accept work assignments that may include the following locations: Palmdale, CA and/or Edwards AFB, CA dependent on business needs. Basic Qualifications for a Flight Test Technician 4:

  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent plus 6 years of industry-related experience.

  • Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance

  • Must have ability to obtain Special Program Access in a reasonable amount of time

  • Selected Candidate must be willing to work various shifts depending on the business needs: 4x10 schedule (Mon-Thurs) 1st shift; 4x10 (Mon-Thurs) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule Fri, Sat, Sun) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sat, Sun) 1st shift.

  • Must be willing to accept work assignments that may include the following locations: Palmdale, CA and/or Edwards AFB, CA dependent on business needs.

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Salary Range: $62,900 - $104,900

Salary Range 2: $74,900 - $124,800

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