Aircraft Structures Mechanic II

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place you.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, logistics and modernization, cyber security, and C4ISR to government and commercial customers.

We operate in all 50 states and 25 countries with 65,000 employees who are committed to innovation, development, and discovery. Here at Northrop Grumman, we seek to deliver the value of performance by bringing the next generation of technology to life.

Our professionals live and breathe different perspectives here; we are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and well aware that the more ideas, backgrounds, opinions, and experiences we bring to our work, the stronger that work will be. Just as you would invest your time and hard work into our company, we focus on investing back into you through enriching professional experiences and high-quality learning and development opportunities. We want you to bring your whole self to work and for you to have meaningful connections with your coworkers, customers, and communities, while providing the best products, systems, and technologies to protect our world.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Aircraft Structures Mechanic at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

Performs a variety of Airframe Structural Operations; such as locating parts, drilling various types of metals and composite materials, and installing various types of fasteners per drawing and process specifications. Requires knowledge of various types of cutting tools (drills/reamers/etc.) and drill speed/feed rates. Requires proficiency in interpreting Engineering drawings, process specifications, and Engineering standards, as well as following planned procedures to correctly locate parts and produce close tolerance hole dimensions. Aligns parts on fixtures, uses template to perform locating, drilling operations, trimming, deburring, and fastener installation. Requires detailed understanding of match drilling full sized existing holes in fracture critical structures into new blank structure by using drill bars, bushings and other drilling aids. Measures parts with micrometers, calipers, and other precision measuring tools to verify dimensions. May modify structural assemblies/subassemblies to incorporate changes. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures. Requires adherence to shop floor policies and procedures, to include FOE and tool control.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • 2 years relative airframe experience.
  • The position requires an active DoD Secret level security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 plus years relative airframe experience

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