Flight Test Tech 4

The Flight Test Tech 4 position is instrumental in the launch, recovery, pre-flight and post-flight and modification of the Hunter UAS.

This position will be located in Douglas, AZ.

The selected candidate's duties and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Performs developmental, experimental and production UAS maintenance, repair, modification, installation, and testing tasks in a field of specialization, such as electrical / electronic, mechanical or instrumentation.
  • Instructs, coordinates and performs the duties / functions of Flight Test personnel in area(s) of assignment.
  • Determines the sequence for installing, removing, maintaining, repairing or fabricating critical UAS components, or electrical / electronic, mechanical or instrumentation systems.
  • Performs testing, rework and repair in various fields of specialization.
  • Applies shop theory and skills in accomplishing assigned tasks working from incomplete engineering, electronic data, blueprints, sketches, engineering drawings, technical orders and written and verbal instructions.
  • Works from blueprints, engineering orders, schematics, repair manuals and other technical documents on aircraft electrical / electronic, mechanical, plumbing, and hydraulics, power plant, structures or instrumentation systems.
  • Performs drilling, reaming, fitting, assembly, trimming, riveting, splicing, insulating and other associated duties as assigned.
  • Performs electrical, mechanical or instrumentation maintenance, repair and testing in support of specific flight test projects.
  • Constructs, troubleshoots, calibrates, adjusts, tests, and maintains various types of complex UAS equipment, components, devices or systems.
  • Performs modifications and adjustments as necessary.
  • Notifies lead personnel or supervisor of any / all malfunctions, defects and damages of equipment, material and product.
  • Checks work for completeness and accuracy.
  • Performs Production Accountability duties associated with the processing, verification, quality auditing and inspection of assemblies, parts and tooling for which the individual has been delegated production accountability.
  • May be required to work in other fields incidental to, and in connection with completion of assignment.
  • May be required to perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of an AA or other 2-year technical degree in a hands-on technical discipline plus 6 years of technical experience, OR HS/GED plus 8 years of directly related experience
  • This position requires a minimum of an interim Secret security clearance
  • Ability and willingness to work 1st, 2nd, and/or 3rd shifts as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an engineering design / test environment including flight hardware.
  • Current active secret or top secret clearance
  • Fight Test Operations / experience
  • Ability to read blueprints, engineering orders, schematics, repair manuals and other technical documents on aircraft electrical / electronic, mechanical, plumbing, and hydraulics, power plant, structures or instrumentation systems
  • Experience Determining the sequence for installing, removing, maintaining, repairing or fabricating critical aircraft components, or electrical / electronic, mechanical or instrumentation systems.

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.


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