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Northrop Grumman Aircraft Structures Mechanic 3 in Norfolk, Virginia


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available


TRAVEL: Yes, 75% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Aircraft Structures Mechanic 3 performs a variety of operations to assemble and make major assembly structures such as fuselage panels and bulkheads, and structural subassemblies such as rudders, flaps, and stabilizers.

  • Aligns parts on jigs using templates and fixtures.

  • Performs such minor part-fitting operations as filing, sawing, burring, crimping, trimming, framing, riveting, drilling, and reaming.

  • Measures parts with micrometers and calipers to verify dimensions.

  • May modify incomplete and complete assemblies to incorporate changes to structure.

  • May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.

  • Able to understand and interpret structural schematics and routing paths, disassemble and modify required aircraft parts for accessibility, record and report existing structural discrepancies uncovered during modification.

  • Modify and/ or install component shelves, doublers, penetrations IAW the approved Installation Data Package (IDP).

  • Should have strong computer skills in Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to develop supporting documents and policies in support of ISO 9000-2001.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED with at least 4 years of relevant experience

  • Must have an active (or active within the last 24 months) Secret DoD security clearance with ability to maintain the clearance

  • Must have the ability to develop supporting documents and policies in support of ISO 9000-2001

  • Aircraft heavy structural modification related experience.

  • Must be willing to travel up to 75% of the time; domestically and internationally

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of basic US Navy quality management systems

  • Experience on the E2 aircraft structural systems

Salary Range: $0.00 - $0.00

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.

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.

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With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space – our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.