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Technical Officer – Triton UAS (Mechanical)

Requisition ID: R10062042

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Pinkenba, Queensland, Australia
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: Australia Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret (NV1)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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's MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) provides real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) over vast ocean and coastal regions. The aircraft can fly for more than 24 hours at a time, at a max altitude just above 55,000 feet and an operational range of 8,200 nautical miles.

As Northrop Grumman Australia prepares for the arrival of the Triton UAS, we are setting up and preparing our systems for a seamless transfer of information relevant to the Australian maintenance environment. This includes the creation of a Mechanical Technical Officer position.

As a key member of the Triton Engineering Team, the Mechanical Technical Officer will be primarily responsible for improvements and/or updates to the RAAF Triton Aircraft Technical Publications relating to aircraft maintenance. This involves the review of United States Navy (USN) developed content.

The position is ideally based in Mawson Lakes, SA, Pinkenba, QLD or Springfield, QLD.

Key elements to this role will be:

  • Producing technical manual updates or documents derived from engineering, military, regulatory and manufacturers’ data
  • Identifying error capture methods and developing instructions or procedures as required
  • Performing research to create technical manual updates or documents
  • Liaising closely with internal/external SME’s, customers and
  • Review of applicability to the Australian/RAAF configuration, role and environment (CRE)
  • Identifying appropriate Independent Maintenance Inspections (IMI’s)
  • Identifying alternative Australian specific Support & Test Equipment (S&TE) requirements
  • Ensuring compliance to the Australian WH&S requirements applicable to the conduct of maintenance
  • Developing recommendations for changes and amendments either in response to customer requests or from the result of reviewing USN content.

This is a truly unique opportunity for a skilled and experienced subject matter expert to assist with the introduction of a bespoke Defence capability for Australia. You will have the opportunity to build strong working relationships with Australian Commonwealth, US Navy and Northrop Grumman Australia and Northrop Grumman Corporation (US) stakeholders.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications required:

  • Aircraft Mechanical technical background (Aeroskills Cert IV or Degree qualified engineer)
  • Expert proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of tools
  • Working knowledge of Defence Publication System and DASR Technical Publications
  • Experience developing Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs) preferably in the S1000D format
  • Demonstrated experience developing and authoring technical publications including publishing or illustration software
  • Familiarity of DEF(AUST) CMTD-5629C standard for the production of military technical manuals
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Defence security clearance (NV1 / Secret)

Desired Experience

  • Experience identifying and performing error capture tasks including Independent Maintenance Inspections using MSG3 and/or RCM methodologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Defence Supply regulations and frameworks

Why Northrop Grumman?

As an integral part of the Australian team, you will receive professional development and a comprehensive benefits package. Furthermore, you will be joining an inclusive work environment built on innovation and respect, supported by the highest ethical standards.

Our Values represent what is important to us at Northrop Grumman and are integrated into all aspects of our employee experience:

  • We do the right thing
  • We do what we promise
  • We commit to shared success
  • We pioneer

What do we offer in return?

  • Professional Development Support – further education, professional industry memberships and unlimited access to a range of online training including LinkedIn Learning and SkillSoft
  • Up to 2 weeks additional purchased annual leave
  • Salary packaging including novated car leases
  • Free Parking
  • Generous parental leave entitlements
  • WellbeiNG Program
  • Employee Incentive Program
  • Employee Discount Program

Note: As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian Citizens. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, as such your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.



Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.


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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.