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Northrop Grumman P-3 SCA Avionics Tech III / Lake Charles in Lake Charles, Louisiana

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 Avionics Technicians III to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. These positions are located in Lake Charles, LA with detachments within and outside the United States. We are looking for Avionics techs with essential problem-solving skills to diagnosing circuit and component malfunctions correctly. The candidate should have superior manual dexterity to assemble parts, wires and components. The work also requires physical agility, good balance, the ability to climb ladders and the strength to lift heavy loads. Technicians must be keen observers to recognize subtle signs of malfunction, and they need an orientation to detail to make precision adjustments. Candidates must be able to communicate with other technicians and work well on a team. The job also requires the ability to write clear and accurate technical reports.


  • Install, adjust, repair, or replace malfunctioning electrical and electronic components, assemblies, and systems in aircraft, using hand tools, power tools, or soldering irons.

  • Test and troubleshoot instruments, components, and assemblies, using circuit testers, oscilloscopes, or voltmeters to determine equipment or systems operation problems.

  • Install and adjust equipment replacement parts to ensure optimal performance.

  • Set up and operate ground support and test equipment to perform functional flight tests of electrical and electronic systems.

  • Lay out installation of aircraft assemblies and systems, following documentation such as blueprints, manuals, and wiring diagrams.

  • Interpret and analyze flight test and performance data to diagnose malfunctions and systemic performance problems.

  • Coordinate work with engineers, technicians, and other aircraft maintenance personnel.

  • Develop, document and maintain equipment or component configurations.

  • Prepare required documents and drawings and maintain all files for material delivery sites and prepare efficient work schedule.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Basic Qualifications

1. A two year college/vocational degree with aircraft avionics specialty OR documented military classroom avionics training AND a minimum of 5 years of documented aircraft avionics experience; An additional 2 yrs of direct relevant experience may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement.

2. Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work

3. Ability to work any assigned shift and detachment duties as required

4. Knowledge of and ability to administer a 100% tool accountability and control program

5. Attention to detail and problem solving skills

6. Ability to handle sensitive information in a classified manner

7. A current Secret level security clearance

8. Ability to successfully complete a DHS CBP Background Investigation

Preferred Qualifications:

1. P-3 aircraft avionics experience with state-of-the-art, highly sophisticated radar and sensor equipment

2. Experience with APS-145 radar, electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) detecting systems.

3. Familiarity with the Naval Aviation Maintenance Programs (NAMP) or equivalent

4. Avionics Degree in related field.

5. 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