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F-35 Sr. Principal Aircraft Mechanic / Avionics

Requisition ID: R10109845

  • CategoryCategory: Flight Operations
  • LocationLocation: Beaufort, SC, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.Are you ready to put your experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, our Defense Systems F-35 Sustainment HPSI Operating Unit, wants YOU to join our Team as a Sr. Principal Aircraft Mechanic and join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.   You will be assigned as a Sr. Principal Aircraft Mechanic – Avionics supporting F-35 organizational maintenance at MCAS Beaufort. Your Mission will be to support O-Level maintenance on F-35.In this position you will be subject to work first, second, third, or weekend shift, as directed by the Aircraft Maintenance Manager. Individual must be able to depart on temporary duty assignments— on short notice. The individual will practice good housekeeping and follow safety procedures and ensure both programs are enforced.Your duties and responsibilities include (but not limited to):
  • Performs Maintenance, Repair, Launch, and Recovery activities on F-35 aircraft.
  • Ensures aircraft are in exceptional mechanical condition and safe for flight by performing maintenance, inspections, and servicing requirements on all aircraft systems in accordance with JTD and all applicable program and service guidance.
  • Performs and/or assists with Field-Level Modifications and TCTD maintenance actions.
  • Assists with OJT training for team members and partner aircraft maintenance personnel.
  • Maintains and updates aircraft records and status within the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) of ALIS.
  • Keeps the production staff updated on aircraft status.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Aircraft Maintenance Manager. 
  • Performs required Airframe and Power Plant General (APG) / Avionics tasks as part of F-35 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) performing organizational-level modifications.
  • You will use your training, knowledge, and experience to obtain special certifications (example: confined space, borescope, etc.) as locally required.
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 include:
  • Fault isolation, troubleshooting, and repair of system failures detected during operational checks associated with modifications 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.
NGSkillsBasic Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 6 years of mechanical/aircraft airframe/power plants/turboprop/egress/avionics and/or crew chief experience.
  • Ability to obtain Collateral Duty Inspector Qualification within 18 months of position start date.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical data and blueprint drawings.
  • A current Secret Clearance (or higher).
  • Ability to obtain Special Access Program clearance, as required.
  • Willing/able to provide temporary support to our other CLS locations and/or emerging deployments.
  • Willing/able 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. 
  • 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:
  • US Navy or Marine Corps CDI, Air Force 5 or 7 Level, or equivalent Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) Certification.
  • Eight or more years F-22 or F-35 Avionics and/or Crew Chief Experience.
  • U. S. Navy or U. S. Marine Corps experience with thorough understanding of F-35 Fighter Aircraft Systems and operations under COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2 and 4790.35.
  • F-135 Power plant engine run certification, F-35 avionics systems, fighter aircraft crew escape systems (i.e., canopy and ejection seat), experience in structural repairs and low observable system maintenance are highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in a Military-focused Customer Service-Related Industry.

Salary Range: $63,200 USD - $105,400 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.