Northrop Grumman (DoD Skillbridge) F/18 Electrical Avionics Technician 3 Belle Chase, LA(AHT)
Requisition ID: R10128891
- Category: Flight Operations
- Location: Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Secret
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: No
- Positions Available: 1
As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identifies as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as Active-duty service members.
Responsibilities for this internship position are:
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman – Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.
Goals – Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.
Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.
Outcome – Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.
DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:
- Has served at least 180 days on active duty
- Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
- Will receive an honorable discharge
- Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
- Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months
- Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship
We have a need for ONE Aircraft Avionics technicians Electricians (USN “AT” rating) with experience on the F-18 E/F Super Hornet aircraft. This effort will support a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program in New Orleans, LA (NOLA). Although this an FMS program, this position is not deployable. All work will occur at the NAS Joint Reserve Base in NOLA. This position will support the first shift. Assignment start is 29 July 2023 and will initially consist of one month of certifications before hands-on aircraft.
The F-18 E/F Aircraft Avionics Technician will be responsible for Organizational Level (“O” level) support of the aircraft’s Electrical systems. To include:
- Understanding pre / post flight activities and inspections
- Ability to read and interpret wiring schematics, assembly drawings, process specifications, technical manuals, written instructions, test procedures, etc.
- Able to setup and use a torque wrench and use common hand tools such as: wrenches, safety wire pliers, etc.
- Able to operate specialty tools such as crimpers, multi-meters, pin extractors.
- Able to remove, replace, and function check aircraft components and assemblies.
- Knowledgeable in wire repair to include: Splicing, Soldering, assembly and Disassembly of multi pin and coaxial type connectors.
- Knowledgeable in testing, troubleshooting and handling of fiber optic conductors.
- Inspect and maintain APG-73 and APG-79 (AESA) Radar, Tactical Warfare (ALE-47 and ALR-67) and F/A-18 weapon systems (including FLIR).
- Inspect and maintain UHF/VHF communication and (APX-111) IFF systems.
- Maintain multipurpose displays to include the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System and video recording.
- Basic understanding in the operation and troubleshooting of a 1553 Data Bus.
- Perform software loading and verification for the F/A-18 mission computer and other software loaded systems.
- The successful candidate will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of all Aircraft avionics systems aboard the aircraft and will be tasked to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems encountered. You may also be called upon to also provide technical advice, training, and troubleshooting assistance to “O” Level technicians.
- You should be familiar with IETM’s and Wire Illuminator, as well as the NAMP 4790 and applicable NAVAIR technical publications. As required, you may be required to generate written reports for management in support of any contractual obligations.
- Should have at least 3 years of F/A-18 E/F experience and familiarity with F/A-18 inspections, servicing, troubleshooting, removals, and repairs.
- Must have an interim clearance
- Must have comprehensive written and verbal English communication skills.
- Must have the ability to work flexible schedules to accommodate customer maintenance requirements.
- Must be able to clearly document maintenance and repair actions, equipment status tags, logs, parts requests, etc.
- Must be able to perform assigned duties while wearing required safety equipment.
- Will be required to comply with all rules and regulations concerning health and safety, tool control, FOD control, and all training and certification requirements.
Meets DoD SkillBridge qualifications as per DODI 1322.20
- Strong preference to candidates who have supported U.S. Navy F-18 squadrons on deployment.
- Active Secret Clearance Preferred
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/.
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- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.
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