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Northrop Grumman Aircraft Structures Mechanic 3 in Whiteman AFB, Missouri

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you'll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world's most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

Job Description:

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking an experienced Aircraft Structures Mechanic to support aircraft modifications at Whiteman AFB, Missouri. In this position, you will be assigned to second shift and will perform a variety of aircraft structural operations such as locating parts, drilling various types of metals and composite materials, and installing brackets and structural components using a variety of fasteners and adhesives based on engineering drawings and process specifications. Your existing skills will be enhanced with specific aircraft structures coursework, on the job training, and certifications to perform work on the B-2 Bomber.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and 4 years additional education and/or related experience.

  • Must have a current DoD Secret security clearance with ability to maintain eligibility for additional clearances for continued employment.

  • Must have a understanding of concepts applicable to aircraft structural modifications, structural component installations and structural repairs to preserve structural integrity

  • Able to read and interpret assembly drawings, process specifications, technical manuals, written instructions and procedures.

  • Able to setup and use a variety of precision measuring instruments such as: dial indicators, micrometers, gauges, and calipers

  • Able to maintain and use powered and non-powered tools and equipment such as: drills, reamers, de-burr tools, files, grinders, rivet guns, bucking bars, wrenches and torque wrenches.

  • Able to perform assigned duties while wearing required safety equipment

  • Able to perform moderate strenuous physical and repetitious work to include: bending, stooping, kneeling, lifting, working overhead, and working from a ladder

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DOD Secret Clearance with an investigation date/periodic review within the last 5 years

  • Completion of A&P Certificate Program or Associates Degree in an applicable field

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills

  • Experience in repair of composite materials

  • Experience in application or repair of low observable materials

  • Familiarity with USAF technical orders and aircraft forms

  • Perform close tolerance assembly operations such as: shimming, fitting, trimming, and aligning where variances may occur considerably from one assembly to another as with fairings and the mating of major structural assemblies.

  • Assemble aircraft structures and associated components with the aid of jigs and fixtures by drilling, filing, honing, reaming, counter-sinking, de-burring and fastening.

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.

Job Category : Flight Operations