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Flight Test Technician 3/4 (A&P)

Requisition ID: R10049326

  • Category IconCategory: Flight Operations
  • Location IconLocation: Mojave, 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: 5

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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Level 3 Flight Test Technician or Level 4 Flight Test technician.

The Flight Test Technician performs production and flight line testing and maintenance. Repairs, modifies, installs, and tests mechanical systems. Performs duties / functions of test personnel in area(s) of assignment. Determines and performs the sequence for installing, removing, maintaining, repairing critical components / systems working with engineering.

Performs testing, rework and repair in various fields of specialization. Applies theories and skills in accomplishing assigned tasks. Works from electronic data, blueprints, sketches, engineering drawings, technical orders, engineering orders, schematics, block diagrams and other technical documents on mechanical, hydraulics, power plant, and/or structures. Performs modifications and adjustments as necessary.

Performs mechanical maintenance, repair, testing and troubleshooting in support of specific test objectives. Constructs, troubleshoots, calibrates, adjusts, tests, and maintains various types of complex equipment, components, devices or systems. Notifies lead personnel or supervision of any / all malfunctions, defects and damages to equipment, material and product. Checks work for completeness and accuracy. Position requires ability to interpret and use drawings and engineering documents to repair, maintain, or modify complex systems.

Position will require domestic travel.

Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends as required.

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

Basic Qualifications: 

This requisition is a duel level and may be filled at either a Principal level or level Sr. Principal level.
 

Principal Flight Test Technician

High School Diploma or equivalent and 4 years aircraft maintenance experience

Sr Principal Flight Test Technician

High School Diploma or equivalent and 6 years aircraft maintenance experience 

Both Principal and Sr Principal experience needed

  • U.S. Citizenship and an Active Secret Security Clearance or higher awarded or reviewed in the last 5.5 years
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) License
  • Physical ability to lift 30 Lbs. 
  • Experience with wire harness building and repair 
  • Experience working with structures, drilling, riveting 
  • Strong oral and written communication and  interpersonal skills
  • Position may require providing recurring weekend shift coverage and support.
  • This position has limited travel up to 10% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with operating flight line ground  equipment
  • Experience with flight test operations 
  • Experience with Air Force Tech Data, IMDS, and regulations

Salary Range: $70,700 USD - $117,800 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.