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A/C Mechanical Structure

Requisition ID: R10077750

  • Category IconCategory: Non-CJCS
  • Location IconLocation: El Segundo, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No

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 an A/C Mechanical Structures to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in El Segundo, CA.

In this role, the A/C Mechanical Structure will be expected to:

  • Layout, assembly, installation, and rework of aircraft parts, assemblies and skins including necessary incidental fabrication of pre-production, development or production aircraft

  • Determine methods and sequence of structural assembly, installation, repair, rework, and modification operations on pre-production aircraft.

  • Lays out, locates, fits, trims, assembles, and installs parts assemblies and skins where dimensions are critical, and fitting is to exacting tolerance. 

  • Drill, countersink and rivet exterior skin panels where skin quality is critical. Works from all types of complex blueprints, E.O.’s and production illustrations; is often required to work without adequate tooling or on jobs where engineering and tooling information is incomplete.

  • Completes any or all structural rework/repair, squawks, E.O.’s and part shortages.

  • May be required to work in other fields incidental to, and in connection with, completion of assignment.

  • May work with the assistance of lower classified employees; may assist higher classified workers on occasion. 

  • Direct and train other employees as assigned.

  • Perform work of the level described herein, and interpret complex blueprints and use arithmetic involving decimals and fractions.

  • May direct and train other employees as assigned.

  • Perform pickup, repair and rework as necessary where the type and kind of work is within the level of difficult required to perform the regular assignments of the classification.

  • May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures

  • Must be able to utilize computer-based systems to perform duties.

  • May be required to work in confined space.

  • Maintained required certifications and qualifications on area of specialization. Must be willing/able to work any shift or schedule.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.

  • Must have at least 3 1/2 years of related Mechanical Experience

Salary Range: $22 USD - $40 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.