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Northrop Grumman Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) Field Technician IV in San Diego, California

Technical Support


At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) Field Technician IV based out of San Diego, CA. As a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) Field Technician IV at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What You'll get to Do:

The Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) Subject Matter Expert (SME) will support the US Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Design, Engineering, Production and Sustainment (DEP&S) Program. The RIB SME will provide engineering technical support and advisory services for scheduled maintenance and emergent repairs of craft, trailers, and other support equipment assigned the Mission Package Support Facility (MPSF). Responsibilities include preparing coordinated reports, maintenance progress reports, and other related records in support of maintenance on CONUS and OCONUS assets. Develop and maintain processes and procedures to ensuring Mission Module Program maintenance support capability are developed, articulated, and maintained over both short and long-term maintenance periods. Manage the tasking of on-site contractor personnel, providing technical expertise and problem resolution for embarked and ashore Surface Warfare (SUW), Common Support Containers, and Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Mission Modules (MMs) assets.


  • Daily maintenance and repairs of the craft, boat trailer, and other MPSF assets.

  • Maintenance planning, coordination, and accomplishment to include: MM Planned Maintenance System (PMS) utilizing the SKED 3.2 program and MM Corrective Maintenance (CSMP) utilizing Maintenance Figure of Merit (MFOM) Automated Work Number (AWN) Job development and management.

  • Establishes standards and procedures for use in advance planning of depot level and intermediate level availabilities, including but not limited to tasking, setting milestones, inspection/assessment of craft.

  • Develop work or service specifications for repair and equipment actions to be accomplished through local vendors by contract.

  • Attend progress meetings during availabilities as well as bay/sea trials after completion of scheduled overhauls.

  • Researches and develops engineering/craft specific training for other MMRC technicians.

Job Category : Technical Support