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Fuel Systems Operator (Level 2 or 3)

Requisition ID: R10075176

  • Category IconCategory: Facilities/Real Estate
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • 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.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is looking for a Level 2 or Level 3 Fuel Systems Operator to join our team! This position will be located on site in Palmdale, California.

Essential Functions:
  • Maintains and operates fuel and facilities and equipment
  • Receives, stores, and issues fuel products
  • Performs quality analysis on fuel products
  • Performs operator maintenance on fuel vehicles and equipment, and performs operator maintenance on fuels facilities
  • Prepares receipt, issue, and inventory documents for fuel products accountability
  • Operates specialized mobility fuels equipment
  • Understand and follow instructions, policies, and procedures of an Air Force installation
  • Maintains and repairs multiple jet fuel systems including fuel trucks
  • Performs technical fuel functions including but not limited to replacing broken valves, gaskets, seals, pipes, fittings, ordering of parts, correct pumping equipment misalignment, and calibration to keep systems operating properly
  • Orders, receives, inspects, test, and distributes jet fuel delivered on site
  • Will coordinate refueling requirements with supported agencies and ensures appropriate prioritization of support requirements
  • Follows safety and environmental protection procedures in accordance with Federal, State, and local laws

This requisition may be filled as either a Level 2 Fuel Systems Operator or a Level 3 Principal Fuel Systems Operator.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 2 Fuel Systems Operator:
  • High School Diploma/GED and 2 years of experience in receipt, storage, quality control and issue of petroleum products
  • Must be familiar with flight line driving, most work outside in all weather conditions
  • Must be available to work any shift, any day for any operation including holidays and weekends
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance
  • Required to safely lift up to 75 pounds, and climb ladders
  • Must possess a valid state's driver's license
  • CDL Class B endorsement is required along with Hazardous Material Endorsement, Air Brakes, and Tanker

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3 Principal Fuel Systems Operator:
  • High School Diploma/GED and 4 years of experience in receipt, storage, quality control and issue of petroleum products
  • Must be familiar with flight line driving, most work outside in all weather conditions
  • Must be available to work any shift, any day for any operation including holidays and weekends
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance
  • Required to safely lift up to 75 pounds, and climb ladders
  • Must possess a valid state's driver's license
  • CDL Class B endorsement is required along with Hazardous Material Endorsement, Air Brakes, and Tanker

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Security Clearance
  • Experience in the operation of aviation and ground fuels storage and dispensing systems, mobile and fixed fuel systems, and the servicing of military or civilian aircraft
  • Liquid fuel maintenance experience
  • Refuelling maintenance experience

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.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, and a great 401K matching program.


Salary Range: $50,000 USD - $83,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $59,400 USD - $99,000 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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.



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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.