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Flight Test Technician 1/Flight Test Technician 2

Requisition ID: R10032547

  • Category IconCategory: Flight Operations
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, 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

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has multiple openings for Flight Test Technician 1/Flight Test Technician 2 roles for our team of qualified, diverse individuals. These positions will be located in either Edwards Air Force Base or Palmdale, CA.
 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs developmental, experimental, and production aircraft maintenance, repair, modification, installation, and testing tasks in a field of specialization; electrical/electronic, mechanical, or instrumentation.
  • Instructs, coordinates and performs the duties/functions of Flight Test personnel in the area(s) of assignment.
  • Determines the sequence for installing, removing, maintaining, repairing, or fabricating critical aircraft components, or electrical/electronic, mechanical, or instrumentation systems.
  • Performs testing, rework and repair in various fields of specialization.
  • Applies shop theory and skills in accomplishing assigned tasks working from incomplete engineering, electronic data, blueprints, sketches, engineering drawings, technical orders, and written and verbal instructions.
  • Works from blueprints, engineering orders, schematics, repair manuals, and other technical documents on aircraft electrical/electronic, mechanical, plumbing, and hydraulics, power plant, structures, or instrumentation systems.
  • Performs drilling, reaming, fitting, assembly, trimming, riveting, splicing, insulating, and other associated duties as assigned.
  • Performs electrical, mechanical, or instrumentation maintenance, repair, and testing in support of specific flight test projects.
  • Constructs, troubleshoots, calibrates, adjusts, tests, and maintains various types of complex aircraft equipment, components, devices, or systems.
  • Performs modifications and adjustments as necessary.
  • Notifies lead personnel or supervision of any / all malfunctions, defects, and damages of equipment, material, and product.
  • Checks work for completeness and accuracy.
  • Performs Production Accountability duties associated with the processing, verification, quality auditing, and inspection of assemblies, parts, and tooling for which the individual has been delegated production accountability.
  • May be required to work in other fields incidental to, and in connection with the completion of the assignment.
  • May be required to perform other related duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications for a Flight Test Technician 1:

  • High School Diploma/GED and six months of industry-related experience.
  • Active DoD Secret clearance is required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access
     

Basic Qualifications for a Flight Test Technician 2:

  • High School Diploma/GED and two years of industry-related experience.
  • Active DoD Secret clearance is required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access
     

Preferred Qualifications:

  • In-Scope Active DoD Secret Clearance within the last six years.
  • Special Program Access


Salary Range: $42,100 USD - $70,100 USD
Salary Range 2: $50,000 USD - $83,400 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 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.