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Field Support Engineer – F-35

Requisition ID: R10074944

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location Icon Location: Williamtown, New South Wales, AUS   |  Sydney, New South Wales, AUS +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: Australia Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret (NV1)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions 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.

At Northrop Grumman Australia, we’re committed to safeguarding Australia’s future by solving our customers’ most challenging problems across Space, Aeronautics and Mission Systems. Part of an industry leading business with over 85,000 employees around the world, we’re utilising that depth and expertise to define what is possible –delivering world-class defence capabilities for Australia. And world-class careers for our people.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for multiple systems on the F-35 Lightning II. As the OEM, Northrop Grumman has an obligation to provide data and advice to Lockheed Martin, the Joint Program Office (JPO) and 81 Wing to ensure that these systems are being managed effectively and support is provided.

Your role:

Integrated within the F-35 Lighting II program team, you will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) with the ability to troubleshoot, analyse, and recommend solutions to the Australian Defence Force.

Reporting to Northrop Grumman Defense Systems - US, your role will be embedded as our Program Field Support Engineer based at RAAF Base Williamstown.

Supported by Northrop Grumman Corporation (US) and Northrop Grumman Australia you will play an integral role in supporting the Joint Strike Fighter Program team in ensuring sovereign capability needs are met.

You will be responsible for supporting the Squadron in ensuring availability of aircraft and related support equipment along with maintaining a collaborative working relationship with the Commonwealth and other stakeholders

About you:

You will bring a high level of passion and drive for the Aviation and Aerospace industry along with a dedication to continued personal and professional growth.

Having had extensive experience across Defence aviation, you will ideally have had previous experience supporting F-35 platform or similar Air Combat aircraft, support equipment along with a strong technical understanding and knowledge of engineering principles and reporting metrics.

In supporting operational readiness, you will be available to deploy with Australian Defence personnel across various exercises both nationally and internationally to provide technical support to the maintenance teams.

What’s in it for you:

As commitment to your success in what is going to be a challenging and complex role, you will be heavily supported by a highly successful team spanning across the United States and Australia and with leaders from across both countries ensuring you have the tools, knowledge and flexibility to perform to the best of your ability.

Whatever your role, life stage or background, you can shape your career here in your way with highly challenging work, great colleagues and career development, plus a range of flexible benefits and working patterns. 

  • Professional Development – further education, leadership development, professional industry memberships and unlimited access to a range of online training
  • Options for flexible & hybrid work including 9 day fortnight
  • Purchased annual leave
  • Salary packaging including novated car leases
  • Generous paid parental leave 
  • Volunteer Leave
  • Health & Wellbeing program
  • Employee Assistance Program

Defining Possible means something different to each one of us. What’s Your Possible?

Doing the Right Thing and Sharing Success are two values underpinning how we behave at Northrop Grumman. Here, everyone matters and we proudly encourage individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply to join our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Note: You will need to be an Australian Citizen and hold or be eligible to hold a Negative Vetting 1 clearance. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, so your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

This position reports to Williamtown, New South Wales, AUS, however, this position can also be worked from Sydney, New South Wales, New South Wales, AUS.



Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.


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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.