Palmdale, California

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for an Aircraft Structures Mechanic- Level 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, 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 be certified for a half & full face respirator

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Active DOD Secret Clearance with an investigation date/periodic review within the last 6 years.
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 5 years' structures/sheet metal experience in an aerospace, automotive, military, manufacturing and/or maintenance environment.
  • Must be able to perform moderate strenuous physical and repetitious work to include: bending, stooping, kneeling, lifting up to 25 pounds, and working overhead
  • Must be able to access small confined spaces and work in an enclosed environment
  • The ability to pass Special Medical/Respiratory Exam.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOD secret clearance and program access prior to beginning work
  • The ability to work 1st "5 am - 3:30 pm" or 2nd shift "4:12 pm - 2:42 am" and any work schedule
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active DOD Secret Clearance with an investigation date/periodic review within the last 6 years.
  • Completion of A&P certificate program.
  • Experience with structural subassemblies such as rudders, flaps and stabilizers.
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Palmdale, California

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