UAV Field Technician 4 (Italy) Top SecretSigonella, ITA

Requisition ID: R10162881

  • Category: Technical Support

  • Location: Sigonella, Catania, Italy

  • Clearance Type: Top Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Any (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 1

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 Defense Systems is seeking a UAV Field Technician 4 (Triton) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is a two-year minimum expat assignment located in Sigonella, Italy. This will include OCONUS uplifts for expats. As well as expatriation and repatriation to and from the site.


  • Perform developmental, production, and operational aircraft maintenance, repair, modification, and installation to support flight testing and fleet integration for the MQ-4C Triton.

  • Areas of specialization include avionics, electrical, airframe, engine, instrumentation systems, and integrated systems.

  • Work from blueprints, engineering orders, schematics, repair manuals and other technical documents in the performance of maintenance, disassembly, rework, repair, replacement, re-assembly, or adjustment of various vehicle systems.

  • Troubleshoot and accurately diagnose malfunctions to properly identify and correct problems in minimum time.

  • Install upgrades and remove products ensuring coordinative engineering field changes.

  • Work with active-duty military personnel in a professional manner as a representative of Northrop Grumman.

  • Adhere to Contractor Operating Procedures and Naval Aviation Maintenance Practices.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree; OR;

  • An associate degree plus 4 years of recent specialized experience, OR;

  • A major certification and six years of recent specialized experience, OR;

  • A high school diploma and 8 years of recent specialized experience

  • An Active DoD Top Secret clearance required

  • Ability to obtain and maintain clearance up to SCI/Poly requirement.

  • Aircraft Production/Modification experience

  • Experience instructing maintenance in a FSR role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Triton/Global Hawk experience

  • OOMA and U.S. Navy maintenance experience.

  • Avionics/Electrical background.

Salary Range: $68,000 - $113,400

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.