Engineer 3_F-35 Field Support Engineer_Luke AFB

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is seeking an F-35 aircraft Field Support Engineer (FSE) Level 3at Luke AFB. Position organizationally aligns with F-35 Global Sustainment (GS) and will report day-to-day to the partner FSE Site Lead.

Selected Candidate will act as the Northrop Grumman technical interface and on-site company representative to the customer in resolving issues arising from operations, maintenance, modifications and other logistics and engineering support activities involving F-35 aircraft.

Candidate will serve as an integrated team member and will be a Vehicle System and/or Mission Systems Subject Matter Expert (SME) or an emerging authority who has the skillset to accomplish troubleshooting and analysis of the F-35 aircraft Vehicle Systems or Mission Systems.

Essential Functions:

  • Be a self-starter, and work without direct supervision
  • Provide recommended engineering and aircraft maintenance guidance to military and civilian maintainers with confidence and authority
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings, fault isolation, technical data, and other available engineering data as well as analyze aircraft subsystem maintenance issues
  • Operate and maintain test equipment to gather and provide advanced aircraft health reporting codes to engineering IPTs for advanced troubleshooting
  • Provide authorized engineering products to supplement published engineering technical data
  • Conduct technical analysis of product implementations and modifications in accordance with customer specifications, technical data and other requirements
  • Document maintenance activities, collate data to identify emerging failure trends and provide recommendations to reduce aircraft down time, improve maintenance practices and advise on highly complex maintenance tasks
  • Manage, track multiple engineering and logistics support activities, and provide periodic status to customers and program management team
  • Conduct training and provide product briefings to customers, vendors, and company representatives
  • Identify technical issues and recommend solutions to support the F-35 engineering disposition process
  • Combine engineering knowledge with real world maintenance experience
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills, and engage with aircrew and aircraft maintainers on a regular basis to troubleshoot anomalies that would otherwise lead to aircraft downtime
  • Be available to work any shift and weekends, if necessary, as well as travel on Temporary Duty Assignments (TDY's) to support F-35 program requirements
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor™s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) from an accredited university and minimum of 5 years of engineering or maintenance experience on military aircraft or 3 years with Master™s degree
  • Must have an Active DOD Secret Security Clearance
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Tools
Preferred Qualifications:
  • F-35 or F-22 aircraft experience including cockpit operations
  • Experience with operation and troubleshooting of aircraft Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar systems
  • Experience with fifth generation aircraft avionics (DAS, EW, GPS, INS, and Coms)
  • Working knowledge of engineering tools such as CATIA, VAS, VA, PDM, JEDI, FIRESPY and the Multifunction Analyzer, Transmitter, Receiver Interface Exerciser (MATRIX)


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