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Aircraft Mechanic

Requisition ID: R10105003

  • CategoryCategory: Non-CJCS
  • LocationLocation: Baltimore, MD, 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
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an Aircraft Mechanic to join its Flight Test team. This position is located in Linthicum, Maryland.

Primary Function:

  • Plan. perform and coordinate all operation, modifications. inspections, maintenance and servicing of aircraft and ground support equipment.

  • Improvise tooling and methods as required to complete the job .

  • Certify all required work.

  • Keep abreast of and assure compliance with all applicable federal government and civilian regulations and the like pertaining to the maintenance and modification of aircraft.



  • Coordinate all operations necessary to perform the complete inspection, maintenance, modification and servicing of aircraft and ground support equipment.  Work from such information as applicable maintenance manuals, technical directives, drawings, process specifications and oral and/or written instructions.  Requires a thorough knowledge of the complete aircraft including aircraft structures, components, power plants and mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems and the interrelationships of the various systems.  Certify all required work.
  • Schedule various operations to be performed and coordinate the performance of all operations to insure their completion according to master schedule.  Follow all phases of schedule commitments and maintain current status of aircraft at all times.  Prepare status reports as necessary.  Notify supervision of schedule delays and problems encountered and make recommendations to resolve such situations.  Answer numerous inquiries concerning the status of and coordinate the performance of various tests as necessary.
  • Assist supervision in determining ground support equipment, spare parts and other necessary equipment necessary to support aircraft.  Devise and improvise necessary special tooling and equipment which are required to maintain aircraft.
  • Discuss functional requirements, problems with systems, components and material utilized on aircraft with supervision, to resolve problems concerning modifications and maintenance to be performed.  Check to ensure that all test equipment used is calibrated according to schedule.
  • Keep abreast of and assure compliance with all applicable federal government and civilian regulations and the like pertaining to the maintenance and modification of aircraft.
  • Provide continuous training to aircrews in the use and care of aircrew life support  and training or egress systems and/or associated life support equipment for nonrelated personnel prior to participating in flying activities on ground engine/systems operation.
  • Maintain accurate records of all actions taken or required on the aircraft in accordance with all FAA and military regulations.  Perform inventory of all aircraft records and check records ensure that aircraft is current.  Prepare reports on items to be accomplished on aircraft.  Furnish personnel on floor with necessary logs, regulations, inspection cards and the like.  Prepare various periodic and special examination reports as required by company and government directives.  Order and maintain all publications applicable to various aircraft.
  • Maintain work area, hangar, ramp, shops and ground support equipment in a clean and orderly fashion.  Perform other miscellaneous duties which may fall within the scope of this position.

This is a SEA Union represented position.

This is a 1st shift position

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Graduate or the equivalent.

  • Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Power Plant Certificate required.

  • Four (4) years’ experience as an aircraft mechanic in the military. industrial or commercial aviation field.

  • Must be current in the aviation field within the previous 24 months and have exercised the " FULL " extent of the A&P license.

  • Three (3) years turbine engine experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience performing major aircraft modifications and major structural repairs.

  • Proficient with sheet metal and composite fabrication, assembly, modification and repair for aircraft and aircraft components.

  • Ability to read and interpret schematics and drawings.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with other FAA A&P Mechanics, Inspectors, Test Pilots, and Engineers to maintain and modify a fleet of research & development aircraft.

  • Proficient with operating typical sheet metal fabrication tools including hydraulic press brake, hydraulic shear, Roller, Punch, Close Tolerance Drilling Operations, and familiarity with aircraft fastening systems

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.