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Northrop Grumman P - 3 SCA Aircraft Mechanic II (NDT Certified) in Jacksonville, Florida

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 is seeking experienced personnel with P-3 aircraft background to support a contingent maintenance program with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Jacksonville, FL. The CBP P-3 fleet consists of Airborne Early Warning (AEW) and Long Range Tracker (LRT) high-endurance, all-weather, tactical turbo-prop aircraft. The AEW aircraft are utilized primarily for long-range patrols along the entire U.S. border, and in source and transit zone countries. The LRT aircraft are used to intercept, track airborne and surface threats in source and transit zone countries. The P-3 aircraft are equipped with state-of-the-art, highly sophisticated sensor equipment, i.e., radar, electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) detecting systems.

Northrop Grumman has openings for Aircraft Structures Mechanics with Non-Destructive Testing Certifications to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. These position will be located in Jacksonville, FL with detachment locations both CONUS and internationally. The selected candidate will troubleshoot, repair and service P-3 aircraft structures, components and engine systems. Conduct diagnosis of aircraft and systems malfunctions, performs maintenance, disassembly, rework, repair, replacement, re-assembly or adjustment of various aircraft systems and components in accordance with technical specifications and engineering instructions. In addition to the aircraft structures mechanic qualification the candidate shall be certified to set up and calibrate nondestructive testing equipment, conduct tests to ensure quality or detect discontinuities (defects) using NDT methods of inspection, establish techniques for proper examination of objects under inspection, ensuring strict adherence to safety regulations, apply testing criteria in accordance with applicable specifications or standards and evaluate results, interpret radiographs, cathode ray tube (CRT) or digital readouts, conductivity meters and visual indicators, organize and report test results, perform specialized inspections.

Employee shall maintain, inspect and repair U. S. Customs and Border Protection P-3 aircraft structures, systems and components including, but not limited to T-56 engines, 54H60-77 propellers, auxiliary power units, flight controls, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems, oxygen and mechanical components. Candidate applies technical knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment malfunctions and applies technical expertise in restoring equipment condition and or operation. This candidate also applies professional technical expertise and guidance to solve complex problems by interpreting technical data such as blueprints or manufacturer's manuals / specifications. Work at this level requires a thoroughly comprehensive knowledge of P-3 aircraft propulsion systems / component troubleshooting and repair procedures and replacement and/or repair of components. Candidate should possess a thorough knowledge of P-3 aircraft fuel systems and repair, with ability to determine functionality of non-complex electrical systems and ability to provide technical support to maintenance management, propulsion / airframe engineers and customers. Additional job duties are required but not limited to: performs corrosion control, preflight and post-flight maintenance inspections, fuel sampling, miscellaneous duties to service aircraft, tow and jack aircraft, enters in the maintenance records description of the work performed and verifies the work was performed satisfactorily, and other tasks as deemed necessary. Candidate could be responsible for providing and receiving guidance and technical expertise to lower and from higher level technicians throughout all aircraft maintenance and/or modification efforts.


Basic Qualifications

  • A High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of 3 years of multiengine transport category aircraft experience with proven ability to troubleshoot P-3 aircraft structure, mechanical, engine and propeller systems.

  • NDT Level II Certification (Radiography)

  • Ability to obtain a FAA Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) certificate or be a highly qualified applicant who is able to provide documentation (FAA Form 8610-2) giving them the authorization to test OR obtain A&P certificate within 180-days of hire

  • Ability to set up and calibrate nondestructive testing equipment.

  • Ability to conduct tests to ensure quality or detect discontinuities (defects) using NDT methods of inspection.

  • Ability to establish techniques for proper examination of objects under inspection, ensuring strict adherence to safety regulations.

  • Ability to apply testing criteria in accordance with applicable specifications or standards and evaluate results.

  • Ability to interpret radiographs, cathode ray tube (CRT) or digital readouts, conductivity meters and visual indicators.

  • Ability to organize and report test results.

  • Ability to perform specialized inspections.

  • Perform other job related tasks as assigned by management.

  • Interface daily with supervisors about work priorities and progress of projects.

  • Actively participate in program planning and strategy sessions.

  • Actively participate in client safety initiatives, incident investigations, etc.

  • May, at times work at heights.

  • Ability to work any assigned shift and overtime as needed

  • Ability to use personally owned hand tools and comply with a 100% tool accountability and control process; Use customer provided tools requiring calibration and specialized test equipment

  • Physical ability to become respirator qualified and work in confined spaces

  • Active DOD Secret clearance is required

  • Ability to obtain/maintain a Department of Homeland CBP Background Investigation

  • Ability to obtain/maintain a valid state driver's license.

  • Ability to be licensed for and operate appropriate Ground Support Equipment

Physical Requirements

  • Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, reaching, handling, fingering, feeling, talking, hearing, visual acuity, accommodation, and color vision. Moving, carrying, lifting, objects in excess of 60 lbs, Climbing and working off of ladders, stairs, and scaffolding in excess of 50 ft. Working extended hours and standing for extended periods of time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • UT, MT, PT Certification are a plus

  • IRRSP or State Card with 4 years NDT experience and demonstrated ability to effectively perform assigned NDT tasks and interpret results of inspections with Code shooting capabilities.

  • Current A&P License and certification

  • Current Active CBP Security Credentials

  • Active Secret or TS Security Clearance

  • Ability to troubleshoot, isolate problems and repair all P-3 aircraft structure, mechanical, electrical, engine and propeller systems excluding avionics.

  • Experience on P-3 aircraft in the structural repair, fabrication, modification and installation of sheet metal parts, items, and assemblies.

  • Familiarity with the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP) or equivalent

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.

Job Category : Non-CJCS