Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

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Northrop Grumman Defense Systems has an opening for an F-35 Sr. Principal Air Vehicle Sustainment Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. 

The sustainment leadership team for NG F-35 Hybrid Product Support Integration (HPSI) is seeking a new member to provide support to the Air Vehicle team at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base F-35 Operations Center.  This position is part of an integrated industry and government operational team that works together to ensure the best performance, response and outcomes for the F-35 Program and Fleet.  The team member will be responsible for engaging with the global fleet support, using considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments, on a variety of maintenance and sustainment issues, to assure thorough and timely resolutions.  

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: 

Applies extensive maintenance expertise to plan, coordinate, direct, and/or perform assignments in coordination for issue resolutions involving sustainment aspects across the fleet.

Serves as a subject matter expert in areas of sustainment specifications to provide support to design changes or alterations to, aircraft, systems, components, operations and field/shop equipment related to fleet sustainment. 

Investigates and analyzes operational sustainment requirements and problems, to identify and recommend solutions that meet program and governmental safety, and performance standards. 

Works as an integrated Air Vehicle member to evaluate, select, apply, and/or make recommendations to adapt engineering modifications, parts, and components in support of sustainment and fleet performance. 

Analyzes reparability of parts and components. 

Evaluates operating data on parts, components, and systems to establish causes and work with system teams to determine remedies for wear, malfunctions, or premature removals.

Analyzes and evaluates aircraft and associated equipment proposals for remedying new or evolving sustainment needs.

Prepares technical data, procedures, reports, drawings, manuals, and other required publications as needed in support of the integrated sustainment program team. 

Shapes the long-term sustainment strategies across platform functions, as a sustainment SME within a diverse organization with continually evolving dependencies and interactions.

Basic QualificationsBachelor’s degree with 9+ years of relevant and technical experience.

Demonstrated experience with aircraft maintenance and sustainment, data integration and plan formulation related to quality and operational improvements.

Demonstrated ability to drive closure and resolve complex and large-scale technical issues/challenges and ability to foster customer relationships. 

Hold a current US Secret Level Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree in a related field with 7+ years of relevant and technical experience.

Experience on F-35 program, or similar 5th generation platform.

Prior service/employment within USAF, USMC, USDoN, or other related Defense organization.

Demonstrated performance in a Maintenance and Sustainment Leadership role.

Experience with and/or supporting agile program management methodology and execution of work.

Proven experience as a strategic thinker with the ability to translate ideas into action and results.

Wide variety of customer experience in the areas of sustainment, operations and solution design.

Demonstrated business acumen and understanding of connectivity and support of Sustainment to the overall success of the business.

Adept at working within matrix organizations for successful execution.

Excellent communication and relationship skills, both verbal and written, with the proven ability to communicate to all levels internally and externally.

Demonstrated ability to negotiate solutions that produce a positive outcome with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Experience influencing positive program progress, while fulfilling a non-prime leadership role.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

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