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Northrop Grumman Principal Low Observables Survivability Specialist (Fort Worth, TX) in Fort Worth, Texas

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Low Observables Survivability Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Fort Worth, TX in support of the F-35 Lightning II Program!

The candidate will be assigned to the Logistics & Modernization organization supporting F-35 aircraft Sustaining Engineering, and Fleet & Field Support. Candidate will be Northrop Grumman's technical interface and on-site company representative to the customer providing sustaining engineering support to resolve issues arising from operations, maintenance, modifications and other logistics and engineering support activities involving F-35 aircraft systems, including Supportable Low Observables (SLO) and structures systems, and support equipment within established engineering guidelines.

In this role, selected candidate will be expected to:

  • Be a self-starter, work without direct supervision

  • Integrate into a high tempo work environment supporting F-35 aircraft operations and maintenance

  • Identify technical issues and recommend solutions to support the F-35 engineering disposition process and technical data updates within customer time objectives

  • Provide engineering and aircraft/equipment maintenance guidance to military/civilian maintainers, depot technicians and engineers

  • Accomplish in-depth analysis on all proposed and pending engineering changes and monitor systems performance indicators to identify emerging failure trends and provide recommendations to reduce aircraft down time, improve maintenance practices and advise on aircraft systems and equipment maintenance tasks

  • Utilize technical and engineering data to perform problem analysis at the subsystem level

  • Manage and track engineering and logistics support activities, and provide periodic status to customers and the program management team

  • Research, develop, and disseminate activity reports, Urgent Field Notices, and other engineering products

  • Provide F-35 operational location on-site support as requested by customer, site manager or program management

  • Support program technical interchange meetings and program plans development relating to problem analysis, engineering dispositions and in-house technical support

  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills and engage with multiple engineering disciplines, Field Support Engineers, military personnel and other contractors on a regular basis

  • Work any shift, weekends, overtime and holidays, if necessary, as well as travel on Temporary Duty Assignments (TDY) to support F-35 program requirements


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5 years aircraft maintenance experience or 3 years with Master's Degree or 9 years of experience in lieu of degree

  • Minimum of 12 months of experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office tools

  • Current and active DOD Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • F-35 aircraft and support equipment experience

  • Field service or prior military experience

  • Experience maintaining/supporting Low Observable (LO) aircraft

  • Advanced composite and airframe repair experience

  • Previous access to Special Access Programs

  • Experience interfacing with diverse teams of contractors, military customers, and depot management

  • Working knowledge of engineering tools such as CATIA, VAS, PDM

  • Working knowledge of F-35 applications such as QADS, ALIS, CMMS, CRM, JDL

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.

Job Category : Technical Support