Flight Test Technician 3 or 4 (Current Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) License Required; Active Secret Clearance Required; Mojave CA)Mojave, CA

Requisition ID: R10159796

  • Category: Flight Operations

  • Location: Mojave, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

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

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 3

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Flight Test Technician 3 or 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Flight Test organization. This role is located in Mojave, CA. This position is for 1st shift with a rotating 2nd shift operation with recurring weekend shift coverage and support, however you must be willing to support all shifts where needed.

In this role as a Flight Test Technician you will perform production and flight line testing and maintenance. You will support and perform flight operations like pre- and post- flight inspections, refueling operations, aircraft towing and jacking.

Overall, we'll need your ability to interpret and use drawings and engineering documents to repair, maintain, or modify complex systems. You can also expect to work from electronic data, blueprints, sketches, engineering drawings, technical orders, engineering orders, schematics, block diagrams and other technical documents on mechanical, hydraulic, power plant, and other structures. Stemming from this, your strong communicative skills of professionalism and tact is required with contact between NG support groups as well as outside customers and organizations with significant importance. Please note that this position may require domestic travel up to 10% of the time.

The primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs modifications and adjustments, as necessary.

  • Performs duties / functions of test personnel in area(s) of assignment.

  • Perform repairs, modifications, installations, and test mechanical systems.

  • Determines and performs the sequence for installing, removing, maintaining, repairing critical components / systems working with engineering.

  • Constructs, troubleshoots, calibrates, adjusts, tests, and maintains various types of complex equipment, components, devices, or systems.

  • Notifies lead personnel or supervision of any / all malfunctions, defects and damages to equipment, material, and product.

  • Checks work for completeness and accuracy.

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

  • Educational assistance is available to employees who want to continue to learn and develop skills/knowledge. Our educational assistance program supports employee development by providing resources such as:

  • Free Education Advice: Call 855-222-2398 to speak with an experienced advisor to tailor an educational program to your career goals and needs.

  • Tuition Savings at Accredited Schools: Access a network of accredited schools in a variety of locations (and online) to take advantage of reduced tuition costs and waived fees.

  • Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees

You must be willing to work any shift depending on the business needs: 4x10 schedule (Mon-Thurs) 1st shift; 4x10 (Mon-Thurs) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule Fri, Sat, Sun) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sat, Sun) 1st shift

Basic Qualifications: (This position may be filled as either a Level 3 or Level 4 Flight Test Technician, based on qualifications listed below.)

  • Level 3 Flight Test Technician: High School Diploma, A&P license required, and 4 years aircraft maintenance experience.

  • Level 4 Flight Test Technician: High School Diploma, A&P License Required, and 6 years aircraft maintenance experience.

All levels require:

  • Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).

  • Must have ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access within a reasonable amount of time as determined by business needs

  • Must have a current FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) License

  • Must have the physical ability to lift 30 Lbs.

  • Must have experience with wire harness building and repair.

  • Must have experience working with structures, drilling, riveting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with flight test operations.

  • Experience with operating flight line ground equipment.

  • Serves as a resource to others in the resolution of problems and issues should they arise.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to deliver on key dates and commitments.

  • The ability to assist in orienting, training, assigning, and checking work of lower-level employees

  • Experience with FAA regulations, MES, Team Center, Prep Items, and possess the ability to read and locate technical data including aircraft manuals and drawings.

  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

Salary Range: $62,900 - $104,900

Salary Range 2: $74,900 - $124,800

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.