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Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Mechanic Level 2 and/or Level 3

Requisition ID: R10065801

  • 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking a Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Mechanic 2 and/or Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Mechanic 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Palmdale, CA.

Essential Functions:

Performs scheduled maintenance and in-depth repair as required on aircraft ground support equipment. Reviews maintenance records of periodic maintenance to ensure equipment is fully operational in support of daily equipment requirements. Uses an assortment of basic hand tools in addition to precision measuring devices. Works from complex written instructions such as formal test specifications, blueprints, drawings, schematics, and manuals. May instruct lower level mechanics in technical aspects of Ground Support equipment work. Exercises appropriate safety measures.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

·       Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

·       401k

·       Educational Assistance

·       Life Insurance

·       Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

·       Paid Time Off

·       Health & Wellness Resources

·       Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 4/10 2nd Shift Monday-Thursday.

Level 2

Basic Qualifications: 

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 4 years additional education and/or related experience.
  • Strong mechanical background
  • Strong fabrication background
  • Ability to work in an outdoor environment during various times of the year
  • The ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including standing, lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, kneeling, climbing and working in awkward positions and tight areas, and carrying heavy objects exceeding 50 pounds)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an active Secret DoD clearance.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Forklift Certification
  • Maintenance Shop Experience 

Level 3

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED and 4 years’ experience in maintenance of equipment that supports electrical power generation and hydraulic applications..
  • A current and active DoD Secret security clearance with a periodic re-investigation OR an original adjudication date completed within the last 5 years
  • The ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business need
  • Ability to work in an outdoor environment during various times of the year
  • The ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including standing, lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, kneeling, climbing and working in awkward positions and tight areas, and carrying heavy objects exceeding 50 pounds)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Forklift Certification
  • Maintenance Shop Experience 
  • Strong mechanical background
  • Strong fabrication background

Salary Range: $54,500 USD - $90,900 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.