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Low Observable Survivability Specialist

Requisition ID: R10076159

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Lemoore, 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, 25% 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems has an opening for a F-35 Aircraft Supportable Low Observables (SLO) Field Support Engineer (FSE) / Low Observables Survivability Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located at Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA in support of the F-35 Lightning II Program. The candidate will act as the Northrop Grumman technical interface and on-site company representative to the customer in resolving issues arising from operations, maintenance, modifications and other logistics and engineering support activities involving F-35 aircraft SLO and structure systems within established engineering guidelines. Candidate must be willing accompany our customer on CONUS and OCONUS Deployment Assignments of varying duration aboard a variety of Aircraft Carrier classes and Forward Operating Locations.

In this role, selected candidate will be expected to:

  • Be a self-starter, work without direct supervision
  • Integrate into a high tempo military operational environment
  • Provide engineering and aircraft maintenance guidance to military and civilian maintainers with confidence and authority
  • Document maintenance activities, collate data to identify emerging failure trends and provide recommendations to reduce aircraft down time, improve maintenance practices and advise on LO and structures system maintenance tasks
  • Have knowledge and background in the field of Radio Frequency (RF) diagnostic and verification techniques for maintaining LO aircraft
  • Assist in operating LO diagnostic equipment, and with Signature Engineering support, ensure F-35 aircraft LO defects/repairs and modifications do not adversely impact Radar Cross-Section (RCS)
  • Identify technical issues and recommend solutions to support the F-35 engineering disposition process and technical data updates
  • Manage, track multiple engineering and logistic support activities, and provide periodic status to customers and program management team
  • Provide authorized engineering products to supplement published engineering technical data
  • Combine engineering knowledge with real world maintenance experience
  • Conduct training and provide product briefings to customers, vendors, and company representatives
  • Support program technical interchange meetings and program plans development relating to problem analysis, engineering dispositions and in-house technical support
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills and engage with aircraft maintainers on a regular basis to resolve maintenance issues that would otherwise lead to aircraft downtime
  • Work any shift, weekends, overtime and holidays, if necessary, as well as travel on Deployed Assignments in support of F-35 program requirements.
  • Complete customer required training, examinations, and immunizations in support of such deployment prerequisites.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and 4 years of Low Observables (LO) maintenance experience with military aircraft or an additional 4 years of work experience can be substituted in lieu of a degree
  • Intermediate proficiency with d knowledge of Microsoft Office tools
  • Must have and maintain an active DOD Secret security clearance and F-35 Special Access Program
  • Willing and able to travel (up to 25%) as per mission requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • F-35 aircraft experience
  • Field service or prior military experience
  • Tier II LO diagnostic equipment experience
  • Advanced composite and airframe repair experience
  • Working knowledge of engineering tools such as CATIA, VAS, PDM

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

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Salary Range: $65,000 USD - $97,600 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.