Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation. We have an immediate need for F-5 Low Observable Mechanics based at MCAS Cherry Point. Northrop Grumman is standing up a DoN F-35 program CFT operations to cover five total sites throughout the US and the selected candidate's performance will help Northrop Grumman achieve superior results on the highly visible F-35 program. The selected candidate will primarily support the execution of CFT MRO&U operations at MCAS Cherry Point, with the potential to cover MCAS Beaufort, MCAS Miramar, NAS Lemoore or MCAS Yuma in the future if the requirements arise. In this role, you will be responsible for all aircraft low observable outer mold line structures, materials and applications. Prepares composite or metallic surfaces for coating applications by performing various operations such as sanding, stripping, applying vacuum, performing porosity testing, masking and other preparation tasks. Mixes and applies sealants, gap fillers and any other required processes prior to paint which may require the use of heating devices. Mixes and applies paints and other coatings at the proper spraying consistency.Applies additional surface details to manufacturer specifications. Performs or coordinates component-level testing for specification compliance after applications have been completed. May perform similar duties in aircraft build, modification or maintenance role. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below. TSMROU Qualifications: Basic Qualifications for a level 3 are: High School Diploma or GED with 4 years of aircraft experience; or an Associates' Degree and 2 years of aircraft experience Basic Qualifications for a level 4 are: High School Diploma or GED with 6 years of aircraft experience; or an Associates' Degree and 4 years of aircraft experience * Minimum of 4 years of Aircraft Sheet Metal/Structures Experience * Hands-on working experience in USAF, Navy or Marines structural discipline or equivalent Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) or an FAA certification * Must have an Active Secret Clearance or higher (US Citizenship required) * Must be able to successfully complete and pass government required F-35 trainings (Advanced Technical Training and/or Cadre Course) for continued employment * Must be willing to provide temporary support to our other CFT locations at MCAS Beaufort, MCAS Miramar, NCAS Lemoore, MCAS Yuma and Fort Worth, Texas should the need arise * Able to meet the physical demands of this position, including: regularly required to lift up to 50 pounds and perform repetitive movements, work overhead, use hands to grasp, handle, and/or feel, reach. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, squat, crawl, and twist. Preferred Qualifications: * 5th Generation Sheet Metal and Low Observable experience * Experience in Low Observable Coatings application * Knowledge of Safety, Tool Control, Foreign Object Damage (FOD), Supply and HAZMAT programs 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.