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Aircraft Sheet Metal Technician 1

Requisition ID: R10099527

  • CategoryCategory: Flight Operations
  • LocationLocation: Saint Augustine, FL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 has an opening for an Aircraft Sheet Metal Technician 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Saint Augustine, Florida.

The selected candidate will require knowledge of Aircraft Structural fabrication, assembly and installations. Complete acquaintance with an understanding of the general and detailed aspects of the job and apply practical applications to problems and situations ordinarily encountered.

Essential Functions:

  • Fabrication of parts, assemblies, installations and repair of production sheet metal products
  • Experienced and familiar with blueprints, drawings and specifications
  • Operate under restrictive policies regarding FOE (Foreign Object Debris), clean as you go, and housekeeping.
  • Adhere to Safety policies but not limited to safety glasses, proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). And hazardous waste requirements

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.  Candidate must be comfortable in a lab environment and be able to collaborate closely with system engineers, hardware designers, and integration/test engineers.

Position Summary:

  • Work in an aircraft hangar environment utilizing special skills such as but not limited to; close tolerance hole drilling, countersinking, fastener installation, shooting and or bucking rivets, trimming, use of micrometers, and calipers. 
  • Fabricate, assemble, and repair to production sheet metal products and equipment in accordance with blueprints, drawings, and specifications. Makes sheet metal layouts; sets up and operates fabricating machinery; shapes metal using blocks or forms and inspects assemblies and installations for conformance to specifications. Plans, lays out, fabricates, assembles, installs, and repairs both internal and external aircraft structures and surfaces for aircraft modification in accordance with technical manuals, engineering drawings, and FAA regulations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent and a Minimum of 1 years of Aircraft structures/sheet metal experience
  • Ability to develop and build prototype detail parts and assemblies
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance along with Special Program Access in a reasonable amount of time as required by the business
  • Must be able to perform moderate strenuous physical and repetitious work to include: bending, stooping, kneeling, lifting up to 25 pounds, and working overhead
  • The ability to pass Special Medical/Respiratory Exam.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an Aviation Rapid Prototype and/or Experimental Fabrication Environment
  • Active Secret DoD Clearance with and investigation within the last 5 years
  • 5+ years’ experience with aircraft part fabrication and assembly
  • Expert knowledge of blueprints, drawings, and specifications
  • Basic knowledge using NX, CAD or similar modeling programs
  • A&P License

Salary Range: $34,500 USD - $57,500 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

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 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.