CLS-F-35 Avionics Aircraft Mechanic 3/4 (MCAS Beaufort - SC)Beaufort, SC

Requisition ID: R10160882

  • Category: Flight Operations

  • Location: Beaufort, South Carolina, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Any (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 6

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 an Aircraft Mechanic 3 "or" 4 and join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. You will be assigned as an Aircraft Mechanic 3 or 4 – Avionics supporting F-35 organizational maintenance at MCAS Beaufort, SC . Your Mission will be to support O-Level maintenance on F-35.

**** Position to be staffed as an Aircraft Mechanic 3 or 4, specializing in Avionics maintenance.

Your duties and responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • You will responsibly lead teams of maintainers during maintenance evolutions while maintaining current documentation and adherence to proper technical publications and procedures.

  • You will provide detailed updates to management personnel regarding the progress of individual days maintenance.

  • You will perform Maintenance, Repair, Launch, and Recovery activities on F-35 aircraft.

  • You will ensure 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.

  • You will perform and/or assists with Field-Level Modifications and TCTD maintenance actions.

  • You will assist with OJT training for team members and partner aircraft maintenance personnel.

  • You will maintain and update aircraft records and status within the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) of ALIS. Keeps the production staff updated on aircraft status.

  • You will perform other duties as assigned by the Aircraft Maintenance Manager.

  • You will perform required Airframe and Powerplant General (APG) tasks as part of F-35 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) performing heavy/depot level modifications.

  • Your 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.

  • Your technical requirements also 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.

  • You will interpret and use various test equipment and works from wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, job guides, and maintenance manuals.

  • You will be required to obtain special certifications as locally required to execute aircraft maintenance.

  • You must be able to obtain and keep a flightline driver’s competency card. The individual must be able to work first or second shift, as directed by the Aircraft Maintenance Manager. Individual must be able to depart on temporary duty assignments-on short notice. You will practice good housekeeping and follow safety procedures and ensure both programs are enforced.

  • You must be willing to provide temporary support to other CLS locations and/or emerging deployments.

  • You must be willing to work a flexible schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days a year.

  • You must be able to mee 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, and reach. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, squat, crawl, and twist.

Basic Qualifications:

Level 3 : High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of 4 years of avionics/airframe/powerplants/ and/or crew chief experience.

  • Must have an Active Secret Clearance or higher.

  • US Citizenship required.

  • Ability to obtain Special Access Program clearance, as required.

  • Ability to read and interpret technical data and blueprint drawings.

  • Must have knowledge of the Electro-Static Discharge Program and component handling/packaging.

  • Must be able to Obtain Ground Support Equipment Qualifications in support of F-35 Maintenance and Flight Operations

  • Must be able to Obtain Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Inspector Qualification within 18 months of position start date.

Level 4: High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of 6 years of avionics/airframe/powerplants/ and/or crew chief experience.

  • Must have hands-on F-35 specific maintenance experience to include working experience and knowledge of Autonomic Logistics Information System ( ALIS ) including Anomaly Fault Resolution System, Customer Relationship Management, Joint Technical Data Navigation, Portable Maintenance Aid ( PMA )/Maintenance Vehicle Interface ( MVI ) activities, Configuration Management and forms documentation and supply chain management activities.

  • Must have an Active Secret Clearance or higher.

  • US Citizenship required.

  • Must be able to obtain Special Access Program clearance, as required.

  • Ability to read and interpret technical data and blueprint drawings.

  • Must have knowledge of the Electro-Static Discharge Program and component handling/packaging.

  • Must be able to obtain Ground Support Equipment Qualifications in support of F-35 Maintenance and Flight Operations.

  • Must be able to obtain Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Inspector Qualification within 18 months of position start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • Experience in 5 or 7-skill level USAF AFSC, CDI/CDQAR Navy NEC, or CDI/CDQAR United States Marine Corps, or equivalent on F-22 or F-35 Fighter Attack Aircraft.

  • F-135 Powerplant 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.

  • Fuel systems experience.

  • Fiber Optic repair and maintenance experience.

  • Avionics troubleshooting and repair experience.

  • Experience performing in a role of task trainer.

  • Valid US Passport.

  • Experience with launch and recovery, standard component removal and replacement, understanding of propulsion systems, understanding of structure maintenance to include knowledge of low observable maintenance processes and procedures.

  • Excellent communication skills and experience in a Military-focused Customer Service-Related Industry.

  • Experience as an On-The-Job trainer.

  • An FAA aircraft and Power Plant Mechanic license is desirable.

Salary Range: $54,400 - $90,600

Salary Range 2: $64,700 - $107,800

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.