Northrop Grumman Technology Services (NGTS) is seeking an F-35 Contractor Field Team Structures Technician to support aircraft modification and heavy maintenance programs at NAS Lemoore, CA as part of the Maintenance Repair Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) Contractor Field Team.
The selected candidate will conduct MRO&U maintenance, inspections, and servicing in support of Field-Level Modifications and Time Compliance Technical Data (TCTD) maintenance operations. The technician will be responsible for following engineering drawings, technical manuals, and structure repair manuals in the execution of MRO&U operations. Must proficiently identify aircraft locations by station, butt-line, and waterline as shown on engineering documentation and technical orders. The successful candidate will perform work on aircraft low observable outer mold line structures, materials and applications. Prepares composite or metallic surfaces for coating applications by performing various operations such as sanding, stripping, applying vacuum, performing porosity testing, masking and other preparation tasks. Mixes and applies sealants, gap fillers and any other required processes prior to paint which may require the use of heating devices. Mixes and applies paints and other coatings at the proper spraying consistency. Applies additional surface details to manufacturer specifications.
The selected candidate's performance will directly affect Northrop Grumman's objective of optimizing our role as a key partner in the F-35 program. This position may require travel to other Department of Navy CFT locations for extended periods.
High School Diploma or GED with 4 years of aircraft experience
Aircraft Sheet Metal/Structures Experience
Hands-on working experience in USAF, Navy or Marines structural discipline or equivalent Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) or an FAA certification
Must have an Active Secret Clearance or higher (US Citizenship required)
Able to meet the physical demands of this position, including: regularly required to lift up to 50 pounds and perform repetitive movements, work overhead, use hands to grasp, handle, and/or feel, reach. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, squat, crawl, and twist.
5th Generation Sheet Metal and Low Observable experience
Experience in Low Observable Coatings application
Knowledge of Safety, Tool Control, Foreign Object Damage (FOD), Supply and HAZMAT programs
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