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Flight Test Technician 3/4 Military & Veterans Encouraged to Apply

Requisition ID: R10107888

  • CategoryCategory: Flight Operations
  • Location Location: Palmdale, CA, USA   |  Iuka, MS, USA  |  Clearfield, UT, USA +2 more
  • 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

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 is looking for NDT Technician Levels 3 / 4 for our NDT teams in Palmdale, CA, Clearfield, UT and Iuka, MS.

Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history. Our NDT team works daily on some of Northrop Grumman’s most technologically advanced aircraft and our site is uniquely suited for the development, prototyping, production and testing of military aircraft systems, both manned and unmanned.

Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. With Northrop Grumman, our NDT team enjoys a diverse, collaborative environment that is supportive to launch your career.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Performs developmental, experimental and production aircraft maintenance, repair, modification, installation, and testing tasks in a field of specialization; electrical / electronic, mechanical or instrumentation.

  • Instructs, coordinates and performs the duties / functions of Flight Test personnel in area(s) of assignment.

  • Determines the sequence for installing, removing, maintaining, repairing or fabricating critical aircraft components, or electrical / electronic, mechanical or instrumentation systems.

  • Performs testing, rework and repair in various fields of specialization.

  • Applies shop theory and skills in accomplishing assigned tasks working from incomplete engineering, electronic data, blueprints, sketches, engineering drawings, technical orders and written and verbal instructions.

  • Works from blueprints, engineering orders, schematics, repair manuals and other technical documents on aircraft electrical / electronic, mechanical, plumbing, and hydraulics, power plant, structures or instrumentation systems.

  • Performs drilling, reaming, fitting, assembly, trimming, riveting, splicing, insulating and other associated duties as assigned.

  • Performs electrical, mechanical or instrumentation maintenance, repair and testing in support of specific flight test projects.

  • Constructs, troubleshoots, calibrates, adjusts, tests, and maintains various types of complex aircraft equipment, components, devices or systems.

  • Performs modifications and adjustments as necessary.

  • Notifies lead personnel or supervision of any / all malfunctions, defects and damages of equipment, material and product.

  • Checks work for completeness and accuracy.

  • Performs Production Accountability duties associated with the processing, verification, quality auditing and inspection of assemblies, parts and tooling for which the individual has been delegated production accountability.

  • May be required to work in other fields incidental to, and in connection with completion of assignment.

  • May be required to perform other related duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications for a Flight Test Technician 3:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent plus 4 years of industry-related experience.

  • A current DoD Secret clearance is required.

Basic Qualifications for a Flight Test Technician 4:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent plus 6 years of industry-related experience.

  • A current DoD Secret clearance is required

  • Transitioning service member or veteran of the U.S. military service or current military guard or reserve member.

  • Spouse of a transitioning military service member or current military guard or reserve member

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Certification in Multiple Non Destructive Inspection (NDI) Disciplines

  • 2 Year degree/certification from NDI Training Institution

  • Mobile Automated Ultrasonic System experience

  • Active DoD Clearance


This position reports to Palmdale, CA, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 2 locations listed above.

Salary Range: $59,400 USD - $99,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $70,700 USD - $117,800 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.