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Avionics Technician 4

Requisition ID: R10046232

  • Category IconCategory: Flight Operations
  • Location Icon Location: Hollywood, MD, USA   |  Patuxent River, MD, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (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.

Job Description

Installs and troubleshoots avionics systems wiring in aircraft in accordance with technical specifications, engineering instructions, and FAA regulations. Fabricates, installs and tests installation, routing, clamping and wiring harnesses. Reads wiring diagrams and blueprints.

ALQ-218 and Data Analysis. Responsible for the analysis of ALQ-218 performance and responding to issues related to ALQ-218 hardware and software operations. In addition, this position is responsible for the overall data analysis tool used by the program office to gauge AEA performance. During ALQ-218 test flights, the person may be required to monitor operations via telemetry. They will have a need to use the NGC laptop for AEA software and debug issues.

The on-site individual may be requested to support another aircraft deploying to Pax River for specific testing (i.e. if EA-18G, EA-2 travels to Pax for testing in the ACETEF chamber). These other tasks will be as agreed to by on site NGC, Boeing and USN management as well as the de-conflicting and prioritizing of the primary test support functions. This individual shall be on permanent assignment at Patuxent River, MD.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have previous EA-18G Aircraft and Airborne Electronic Attack system experience (USN), Specific ALQ-218 system operations and data analysis. .
  • Familiarity with Aircraft maintenance in accordance with COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2 (series).
  • Candidate shall have a minimum of 4 years experience at the E-5 equivalent or above level within the Avionics specialty on EA-18G aircraft. This experience should have been within the last 3 years.
  • Must be available to travel occasionally.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required with 6 years experience. 
  • Should have current SF-86 and possess at least a secret clearance prior to day-1 of employment.
  • Possess the ability to work independently with little to no supervision.
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent Operational flight test technical support experience a plus especially familiarity with ACETEF chamber operations.

This position reports to Hollywood, MD, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Patuxent River, MD, USA.


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.