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Aircraft Electrician 3

Requisition ID: R10101164

  • CategoryCategory: Flight Operations
  • LocationLocation: Lemoore, CA, 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: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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 Defense Systems sector is currently seeking an Aircraft Electrician 3 located at Lemoore, CA. The selected candidate will be responsible for performing all duties required to lay out, fabricate, and install electrical wiring or coaxial cable on aircraft. Check, test, and troubleshoot electrical systems for conformance to specifications and performs repair, modification, removal, and reinstallation of wiring as necessary.

Cut wire to length, strip insulation from wire ends, and insulate connections with plastic sleeves. Attache wire or complicated electrical systems to fixtures and accessories such as transformers, instrument panels, and switchboards with fasteners such as bolts, screws, or solder. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.

Reads and interprets engineering drawings, technical manuals, repair manuals, understanding symbols, flags, and general notes. Identifies aircraft locations by station, butt-line, and waterline as shown on engineering documentation and technical orders. Utilizes precision measuring instruments.

Troubleshoots, repairs and services aircraft systems. Conducts diagnosis of malfunctions. Performs maintenance, disassembly, rework, repair, replacement, re-assembly or adjustment of various aircraft systems in accordance with technical specifications, engineering instructions, and FAA regulations.

Performs or coordinates component-level testing for specification compliance after applications have been completed.

Verifies application/condition of installed LO materials for conformity to specifications and determines material required to perform repairs. Removes, takes corrective action and makes reinstallations for design and modification changes. Sets up and operates various types of material testers and mixers.

Prepares composite or metallic surfaces for coating applications by performing various operations such as sanding, masking and other preparation tasks. Mixes and applies sealants, gap fillers and any other required processes prior to paint which may require the use of heating devices. Mixes and applies paints and other coatings at the proper spraying consistency and brush/roller application. May perform similar duties in aircraft build, modification or maintenance role.  Other Maintenance, Qualifications or general duties as assigned.

Will perform duties as part of a Contract Field Team (CFT) responsible for depot level modifications performed at customer locations. As part of the CFT, members are expected to assist in other technical disciplines as requested by team leads or management.

  • Maintenance tasks include configuring aircraft for modifications, removal and installation of attaching hardware, component removal and installations, assistance with software uploads, various system operational checkouts, and egress system maintenance.
  • Technical requirements also include fault isolation, troubleshooting, and repair of system failures detected during operational checks associated with maintenance and restoration of aircraft to flying condition subsequent to accomplishment of modifications and maintenance.
  • Interprets and uses various test equipment and works from wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, job guides, and maintenance manuals.
  • Must obtain and maintain qualifications as directed by supervisor.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Air Force 5 or 7 Level, US Navy or Marine Corps CDI, or equivalent Airframe and Power Plant (A&P).
  • High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of 4 Years of aircraft airframe/powerplants and/or crew chief experience.
  • Must have an Active Secret Clearance or higher (US Citizenship required).
  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days a year. 
  • Ability to read and interpret technical data.
  • Must be able to successfully complete and pass government required F-35 trainings (Advanced Technical Training and/or Cadre Course) for Continued Employment.
  • Must be willing to provide temporary support to our other CFT locations at NAS Fallon, MCAS Miramar, MCAS Cherry Point, MCAS Yuma, or other sites should the need arise.
  • Able to meet the physical demands of this position, including:  regularly required to lift up to 50 pounds and perform repetitive movements, work overhead, use hands to grasp, handle, and/or feel, reach. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, squat, crawl, and twist.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • F-35 or F-22 maintenance experience.
  • 5th Gen Fighter airframes/sheet metal experience.
  • DoD Intermediate level Low Observables, or commercial/industry equivalent.
  • DoD Intermediate level sheet metal/structures/airframes experience, or commercial/industry equivalent.
  • Heavy mods or aircraft reset experience.

Salary Range: $53,900 USD - $89,900 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

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.