F-18 Aircraft Fuel Cell Tech 3Jacksonville, FL

Requisition ID: R10162519

  • Category: Flight Operations

  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Interim Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: No

  • Positions 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.

We have an immediate opening for a qualified F-18 fuel cell technician at Cecil Field. Come join our team!


  • Perform assembly and disassembly operations on aircraft fuel systems and equipment in accordance with DOD, manufacturer, company, supplier and other directives. Performs operational checks of aircraft fuel systems and components with or without production aids. Assembles and tests articles for use in system testing, development, and modification of aircraft.

  • Able to read and interpret schematics, assembly drawings, process specifications, technical manuals, written instructions, test procedures, etc.

  • Able to setup and use a variety of precision measuring instruments such as: torque wrenches, gauges, measuring devices etc.

  • Able to work with hand and pneumatic tools.

  • Able to operate various ground support equipment such as: hydraulic test carts, nitrogen / oxygen carts, tow tractors, hangar deck cranes, etc.

  • Able to fuel/defuel, pencil drain, leak check fuel system.

  • Able to work in confined spaces with respirator. Must pass respirator physical.

  • Able to remove and install equipment and components establishing from blueprints with firm callouts, butt, center, chord, station and water lines.

  • Able to identify different types of corrosion, clean and treat corrosion.

  • Able to effectively communicate, orally and written, with other employees, members of supervision, and others, as required.

  • Able to clearly document maintenance and repair actions, equipment status tags, logs, parts requests, etc.

  • Able to perform assigned duties while wearing required safety equipment.

  • Able to perform assigned duties on all shifts without encumbrances due to weather or physical location and conditions.

  • Order parts, pan stock, tools, materials, and equipment as required while performing assigned duties.

  • Responsible for complying with all rules and regulations concerning health and safety, tool control, contracts, and facilities.


Education and/or Training Requirements:

  • Should have knowledge of shop mathematics, assembly methods and shop practice. Work from drawings, sketches, sample parts, position templates and other complete or incomplete information.

Experience Required:

  • Minimal requirement is 4 to 6 years of experience in these duties.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of experience working on F-18 fuel systems.

Occupation or Operation Requirement:

  • Perform standard and routine work where specific or general operation methods apply. Judgment to make general decisions, adjusting equipment, interpreting readings and data, and diagnosing and correcting malfunctions that develop during installations. Responsible for the proper performance of assignments and the prudent handling of product, tools and equipment.

  • Considerable care and judgment required to fit and adjust parts and assemblies to requirements and specifications and in performing various assembly and installation operations; works under little or no supervision; works with the assistance and guidance of more skilled employees.

Salary Range: $49,900 - $83,100

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.