Northrop Grumman Aircraft Structures Mechanic - Entry Level in Palmdale, California

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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for an Aircraft Structures Mechanic- Entry Level to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

The selected candidate will perform 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Read and understand blueprints

  • Translate blueprints into fabrications of structural assemblies to include: precision drilling, countersinking, and the use of calibrated tools

  • Aligning parts on jigs using templates and fixtures

  • Performing part-fitting operations: 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 and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures

  • Required ability to be certified for a half & full face respirator

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Minimum of 3months work experience

  • Must be able to performmoderate strenuous physical and repetitious work to include: bending, stooping, kneeling, lifting, and working overhead

  • Must be able to access small confined spaces and work in an enclosed environment

  • The ability to pass Special Medical/Respiratory Exam.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOD secret clearance prior to beginning work

  • The ability to work 1 st 5 am 3:30 pm or 2 nd shift 4:12 pm 2:42 am and any work schedule

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DOD secret clearance with an investigation date/periodic review within the last 6 years

  • 6 months mechanical or structures/sheet metal experience in an aerospace, automotive, military, manufacturing and/or maintenance environment

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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