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Flight Test Tech 3

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 7/11/2019
Job Reference #: 19018251

Job Description

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technologythat preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering andinventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technologicaladvancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across theAtlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue toinnovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space,to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not onlypart of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Flight Test Tech.

Performs developmental, experimental and production aircraft maintenance, repair, modification, installation, and testing tasks in a field of specialization. Instructs, coordinates and performs the duties / functions of Flight Test personnel in area(s) of assignment. Determines the sequence for installing, removing, maintaining, repairing or fabricating critical aircraft components, or electrical / electronic, mechanical or instrumentation systems. Performs testing, rework and repair in various fields of specialization. Applies shop theory and skills in accomplishing assigned tasks working from incomplete engineering, electronic data, blueprints, sketches, engineering drawings, technical orders and written and verbal instructions. Works from blueprints, engineering orders, schematics, repair manuals and other technical documents on aircraft electrical / electronic, mechanical, plumbing, and hydraulics, power plant, structures or instrumentation systems. Performs drilling, reaming, fitting, assembly, trimming, riveting, splicing, insulating and other associated duties as assigned. Performs electrical, mechanical or instrumentation maintenance, repair and testing in support of specific flight and production test projects. Constructs, troubleshoots, calibrates, adjusts, tests, and maintains various types of complex aircraft equipment, components, devices or systems. Performs modifications and adjustments as necessary. Notifies lead personnel or supervision of any / all malfunctions, defects and damages of equipment, material and product. Checks work for completeness and accuracy. Performs Production Accountability duties associated with the processing, verification, quality auditing and inspection of assemblies, parts and tooling for which the individual has been delegated production accountability. May be required to work in other fields incidental to, and in connection with completion of assignment. May be required to perform other related duties as assigned.





Basic Qualifications: 

High school diploma or equivalent required


4  years additional education and/or technician/mechanic experience working with aircraft, electronics, flight test, instrumentation, or production tools and technical processes

DoD Secret Clearance with an investigation in the last 5 years


Ability to obtain/maintain access to Special Programs

Must be flexible to work any shift and travel up to 50% of the time

Preferred Qualifications: 

Flight Test Aircraft instrumentation or Production Test Equipment Fabrication

Experienced with heat guns, drills and small shop tools, digital multi-meters, data systems, aircraft harness building, soldering, metal/composite fabrication, test equipment assembly, and/or laying strain gages
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.