SCA Chief Aircraft Inspector 3 (SkillBridge)Robins Afb, GA

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.

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation's military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman's 90,000 employees self-identifies as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service , for up to 180 days . The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as Active-duty service members .

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman - Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge . During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives , and Outcomes for the program.

Goals - Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion (s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission "Defining Possible" on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome - Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty

  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement

  • Will receive an honorable discharge

  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS

  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

  • Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship

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.

Are you ready to put your experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, Our Defense Systems Sector wants You to join Our Team as a SCA Chief Aircraft Inspector 3 .

This position is located at Robins AFB, Georgia and will require being onsite daily.

**This position is a Service Contract Act position.

You will be responsible to define and monitor mission assurance program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of programs. You will be responsible for, but not limited to the following: Perform deployed quality control (inspector) duties on Bombardier BD-700 Global Express (USAF E-11A) aircraft.

Specific Description:

  • Primary mission is for the maintenance generation of a USAF E-11A (Bombardier BD-700 commercial derivative aircraft (CDA)) fleet. Candidate will ensure all aspects of aircraft maintenance to include planning, execution, quality control, launch and recovery, and direct support to USAF pilots and other personnel are within contract guidelines, company policies, and ground operating procedures.

  • Ensure final inspections are properly performed on all work completed and return aircraft to service in a timely manner.

  • Ensure compliance of FAA and Government Ground Operating Procedures.

  • Determine requirements to conduct post maintenance check flights/functional check flights & provide inspection criteria interpretation to maintenance staff.

  • Assist in maintaining current technical library & applicable aircraft forms & records.

  • Conduct Weight & Balance (W&B) on all assigned aircraft to include completion of all appropriate W&B documentation.

  • Function as site data analyst & technical/compliance documentation administrator.

  • Maintain logbook, CAMP, and Corridor log entries, and other quality records. Ensure final inspections are properly performed on all work completed prior to aircraft being released for Return to Service (RTS).

  • Develop and implement procedures for preliminary inspections, hidden damage inspections, inspection continuity, and final inspections of all maintenance activities to ensure compliance with applicable procedures.

  • Responsible for accurate and timely execution of all required inspection records, reports and forms. Ensures all tools and test equipment are inspected and maintained in a serviceable and, where applicable, calibrated condition and there is no defective, non-conformed or not airworthy parts installed in any component or assembly released to service.

  • Perform quality checks on incoming materials to determine airworthiness prior to being approved for installation.

  • Interaction with customer on aircraft maintenance and return to service/readiness status.

  • Accomplish other tasks as assigned by the manager.

  • Travel: 25% of time possible

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent with 5 years minimum of Military/Commercial large aircraft maintenance experience

  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) License

  • FAA Airworthiness requirements knowledge

  • A current DoD Secret Security Clearance

  • Ability to obtain US Passport

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Corporate Travel Card

  • Meets DoD SkillBridge qualifications as per DODI 1322.29

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bombardier BD-700 commercial derivative aircraft (CDA) and or Global XRS and Global 6000, USAF E-11A aircraft experience

  • Rolls-Royce BR-710 experience (5 or more years)

  • 3 Years Quality Control Inspector Experience

  • Experience with operations under AS9100 / 9110 certification

  • 10 years transport category aircraft experience

  • Special Mission aircraft experience

  • DoD maintenance program experience

  • Compliance with US Gov't/Department of Defense medical and deployment requirements

  • Ability to meet medical requirements for worldwide travel, which include a physical

Salary Range: $32 - $34

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.