Flight Test Tech 4

Requisition ID: 21003560

  • Category IconCategory: Flight Operations
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career. The Specialty Test Team is looking for a Senior Level, Flight Test Technician with structural test experience, good communication skills and a team centric approach.  The selected candidate shall possess the skills and experience that will enable them to assist engineers in the development, modification, assembly and check out of test stands used in the Structures Laboratory.  Prospective candidates must be familiar with the hardware and methodology used in closed loop hydraulic load control, test setup, and data acquisition hardware as well as related sensors, e.g., LVDT, strain gages, string pots, load cells, torque transducers, and optical and audio sensors. The selected individual is expected to work with minimal direction and supervision, leading / mentoring junior technician staff members in the execution of engineering projects.  The ability to read and interpret technical documentation including drawings, schematics, sketches, procedures, technical orders etc. is also required.
Candidate must have Structural Testing experience and a general understanding of the hardware and methodology employed during a large variety of different testing environments and scenarios. This is a very unique role that requires the candidate to exhibit proficiency in both electrical and mechanical facets involved with all testing functions interchangeably. 
Duties as follows:
•    Assist in the development, fabrication and assembly of mechanical and electromechanical components, sub-assemblies, systems and full scale test stands
•    Devise, fabricate, and assemble new or modified mechanical components or assemblies
•    Participate in the development and documentation of sub-system and system test methodology
•    Execute testing in accordance with direction provided by engineering staff
•    Maintain compliance with operational as well as Environmental Safety and Health directives
•    Recommend modifications to components or test setup or procedure to meet desired test objective
•    Lead the planning, organization and execution of tasks with junior technicians.
•    Participate in training, talent transfer, and mentorship assignments. This position requires multiple shift operations and overtime work. Individual must be able to meet and maintain the specific process certifications to support daily task assignments.

Basic Qualifications:
•    High School Diploma or equivalent plus 6 years of experience or A.S. Degree/2 year technical degree plus 4 years of related experience
•    Experience in structural and or flight test environment
•    Familiarity with Mechanical Engineering, Assembly and Test Operations department (standard) operating procedures/policies
•    DoD Secret clearance, in scope within the last 5 years and capable of obtaining and maintaining special program access
•    Must be able to work from extended work platforms at elevated heights and for extended period of time
•    Must be able to lift 30 pounds

Preferred Qualifications:
•    A.S. Degree/2 year technical degree or Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license with 4 years of structural testing experience, set-up thru test execution
•    •    Extensive Hydraulic/pneumatic system, set up and checkout experience.
•    Proficiency with general instrumentation, data acquisition, and load control set up and operation
•    Ability to lead small-scale integration and test team including troubleshooting and modifying test sets to meet requirements
•    Familiarity with operating and the basic concepts pertaining to data acquisition and load control hardware as well as related instrumentation such as: LVDTs, Strain Gages, String Pots, Load Cells, etc.
•    Verifiable technical leadership position
•    DoD Secret clearance, with program access

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
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  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


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