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Aircraft Structures Mechanic 3 (F/18)

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 11/10/2019
Job Reference #: 19004066
Keywords: mechanic, repair

Job Description

Job Description:

Performs a variety of Depot Level operations to assemble and repair major aircraft structures such as fuselage panels, longerons, stringers, formers, and structural subassemblies such as rudders, flaps, and stabilizers. Aligns parts on jigs using templates and fixtures. Performs such part-fitting operations as 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. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.


Plans, lay's out, fabricates, assembles, install and repairs both internal and external aircraft structures at the Depot level.


Basic Qualifications:


Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED with 4 years experience.

Must have a minimum of an interim Secret Clearance to start.   Must be able to obtain a final Secret Clearance.



·       Able to read and interpret schematics, assembly drawings, process specifications, technical manuals, written instructions, test procedures, etc.

·       Able to setup and use a variety of precision measuring instruments such as:  dial indicators, micrometers, gauges, protractors, and calipers, etc.

·       Able to use common hand tools such as: drills, reamers, deburrers, files, rivet guns, bucking bars, etc.

·       Able to assemble aircraft structures and associated components with the aid of jigs and fixtures by drilling, filing, filling, honing, reaming, counter-sinking, dimpling, burring and fastening.

·       Able to perform close tolerance assembly operations such as:  shimming, fitting, trimming, and aligning where variances may occur considerably from one assembly to another as with fairings and the mating of major structural assemblies.

·       Able to effectively communicate, orally and written, with other employees, members of supervision, and others, as required in their duties.

·       Able to clearly document maintenance and repair actions, equipment status tags, logs, parts requests, etc.

·       Able to perform assigned duties while wearing required safety equipment.  Able to perform assigned duties on all shifts without encumbrances due to weather or physical location and conditions.

·       Order parts, check stock, tools, materials, and equipment as required to perform assigned duties.

·       Responsible for complying with all rules and regulations concerning health and safety, tool control, contracts, facilities and other pertinent coverages.

·       Performs other duties as directed by supervision and management for the benefit of the company, program, or employee(s).

Close tolerance drilling and cold working experience is required. 

Preferred Qualifications:

F/A - 18 aircraft structural mechanic experience at Depot Level

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