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Sr. Principal Field Technician

Requisition ID: R10100790

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • LocationLocation: West Fort Hood, TX, 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, 100% 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Sr. Principal Field Technician supporting the VADER Storm program out of Fort Hood Texas.  Travel to other locations will be required on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.

What You’ll get to Do:

Installs, operates, maintains, repairs, and modifies equipment. Performs a variety of maintenance and technical support on products such as equipment, integrated systems and subsystems, and software at customer and/or field locations. Analyzes and evaluates products and related performance. Troubleshoots and diagnoses malfunctions to eliminate problem in minimum time. Installs, upgrades, and removes products ensuring coordinative engineering field change. Maintains effective customer communications and relations. Provide on the Job VADER training and act as consultant to Army customer support personnel. The position requires working on a Flight Line supporting a sophisticated payload performing functions such as:

- Pre-Flight testing

- Evaluation of Pre-Flight and Built in Test results

- Use of complex RF and digital test equipment to resolve issues

- Consult on Removal and Replacement of Chassis’

- Maintaining maintenance reports

- Coordinating with collaborators, prime, partners, team members and customers for reporting daily, weekly status

- Work independently and on small teams, be an effective communicator and can quickly learn, operate and test a complex system

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Field Technician:

  • High School Diploma or GED and 6 years of relevant VADER experience; or an Associate's degree in a technical field plus 4 years of relevant VADER experience.
  • US Citizenship with an active Secret Clearance.
  • Experience working with and troubleshooting complex electronic systems.
  • Experience working on Flight Line.
  • Must be willing to work on various schedule of both day and night shifts, to meet the customer’s mission requirements.
  • Candidate will be required to perform physically demanding work outside in a noisy environment (50% of job involves physical work around aircraft and back-shop test equipment), to include standing for long periods of time, exposure to elements, climbing ladders, and lifting up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Us Army Flight Line Experience AND experience working on the VADER Radar
  • Working familiarity with VADER army and DHS operations.
  • Experience of hands-on use of electronic and RF test equipment
  • Proven track record working directly with and consulting with military customers.
  • Experience with the processing and exploitation of the VADER radar data.

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.