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Test and Maintenance Manager 1

Requisition ID: R10072658

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Edwards AFB, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 2nd 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.

The NASA Sky Range program is developing and integrating new capabilities to support flight operations for advanced sensors on a fleet of unmanned aircraft providing range support for hypersonic capability development. The Sky Range team is looking for an engineer to support flight and ground control room data systems as well as real-time satellite communications. We are looking for a flexible, motivated individual to be based at the NASA Armstrong facility at Edwards Air Force to help maintain and grow our capabilities as well as support integration of new sensors.

The NASA Sky Range Program is seeking an Aircraft Test and Maintenance Manager 1 to supervise the day to day maintenance of modified Global Hawk aircraft supporting a special DoD mission in partnership with NASA at the Armstrong Facility at Edwards AFB. 

The Role Requires a working knowledge of and experience with aircraft routine maintenance, TOs, and flight support. Candidates will need to have an understanding of company documentation, policies and safety requirements.  Should have a proven ability to manage a team in a development and test environment.  To be successful, the person will need strong relationship skills and the ability to work with a NASA team at their facility.

Direct responsibilities include assigning work to meet schedule, ensuring quality and safety requirements are met, completing work order documentation, managing timecards, maintain aircraft configuration, and ability to work closely with NASA personnel. 


The NASA team works a 9/80B schedule, and some travel and overtime may be expected. 2nd shift hours are typically between 2:00pm - 11:30pm.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 4 years' experience in aircraft maintenance or 8 years' experience in lieu of a degree

  • 1 years’ experience in supervisory role and/or leadership

  • Proven knowledge of flight test policies and procedures

  • Proven ability to manage a team in a development and test environment

  • Working knowledge of Tech Orders and related maintenance documentation

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Requires an Active in-scope DoD Secret security clearance. 

  • Willingness and ability to work a 9/80B schedule and some 15% travel / overtime


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

  • Experience with Global Hawk aircraft highly desired


Salary Range: $108,700 USD - $163,100 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.