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Principal Maintenance Trainer – Secret

Requisition ID: R10071682

  • Category IconCategory: Flight Operations
  • 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: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 8

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a Principal Maintenance Trainer position at Multiple Locations with reporting to Primary Locations at Edwards AFB, CA and Palmdale, CA.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, editing, and sustaining training courseware and technical instruction content in support of safe maintenance, repair, and operation of aircraft, aircraft systems, ground equipment, tools, test equipment, stores and facilities, according to established procedures. Responsible for analyzing current operating problems and future operating requirements to identify training needs and developing training content. Establishes and directs the maintenance of program wide training and qualification record systems. Maintains currency in technical developments, technical training, audiovisual techniques, and should be proficient in teaching methodologies.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Candidates must have a minimum of 6 years of training experience with Bachelor’s Degree or 4 years with a Master’s. In lieu of formal education, 10 years of related training experienced may be considered.

  • Experience as a military or civilian aircraft maintainer.

  • Experience in courseware development.

  • Experience in training content delivery methodologies.

  • Experience with using Microsoft Office Suite, Learning Content Management Systems, Learning Management Systems, or other related software suites.

  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals, utilize subject matter experts, team members, and established processes to create and sustain training materials under minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work independently, and strong organizational skills, as well as oral and written communication skills are required for the position.

  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include alternate/second shifts, extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days a year. 

  • Must have an active Secret DoD clearance with ability to maintain that clearance. Have the ability to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days from submission is a condition of employment. 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance

  • Experience in training instructor methodologies

  • Degree in the field of Education

  • Formal Military Instructor Certification/Degree

  • Experience with Articulate Storyline

  • Experience with Advanced Training Management System (ATMS) or similar Learning/Training Management System

  • Meet medical requirements for worldwide travel. Additionally, be able to obtain and maintain a valid U.S. passport, willing to complete required travel training, and accept customer furnished quarters for a period up to 90 days away from primary work location.


Salary Range: $76,200 USD - $114,400 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

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 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.