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Aircraft Structures Mechanic- Level 1




Palmdale, CA 93550

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work
-- and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for an Aircraft Structures Mechanic- Level 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale or Mojave, CA. The selected candidate will perform a variety of operations to assemble and make major assembly structures such as fuselage panels and bulkheads, and structural subassemblies such as rudders, flaps, and stabilizers.


Essential Functions:
* Read and understand blueprints
* Translate blueprints into fabrications of structural assemblies to include: precision drilling, countersinking, and the use of calibrated tools
* Aligning parts on jigs using templates and fixtures
* Performing part-fitting operations: filing sawing, burring, crimping, trimming, framing, riveting, drilling and reaming
* Measures parts with micrometers and calipers to verify dimensions
* May modify incomplete and complete assemblies to incorporate changes to structure and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures
* Required ability to perform moderately strenuous physical and repetitious work to include: bending, stooping, kneeling, lifting, and working overhead
* Required ability to be certified for a half & full face respirator
* Must be able to access small confined spaces and work in an enclosed environment Basic Qualifications:
* High School diploma/GED
* Minimum of 9 months structures/sheet metal experience in an aerospace, automotive, military, manufacturing and/or maintenance environment OR enrollment in an A&P certificate program or equivalent program.
* The ability to pass Special Medical/Respiratory Exam.
* The ability to acquire enhanced security clearance and/or program access prior to beginning work.
* The ability to work any shift or work schedule.
* Must be able to work at Palmdale or Mojave site.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Active DOD Secret Clearance with an investigation date/periodic review within the last 6 years.
* Completion of A&P certificate program or equivalent program.
* Experience with structural subassemblies such as rudders, flaps and stabilizers. 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. PMDTL

Shift: Multiple
Relocation Assistance: Yes
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Relocation assistance may be available
Business Sector: United States-California-Palmdale 

Shift: Multiple
Relocation Assistance: Yes
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Relocation assistance may be available
Business Sector: United States-California-Palmdale
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Minimum Clearance:
Secret - Secret
Job Category:
Aerospace and Aviation
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