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Mechanical System Specialist

Job Description
 Are you a focused Mechanical System Engineer with experience and/or knowledge of the Sentry E-3D aircraft?
Do you have proven experience of achievement in a maintenance support role in the Fwd maintenance domain?
Would like to work in a dynamic and proactive team environment? 

As an organisation, we demand constant innovation, and have an immediate opportunity for a Mechanical System Specialist to join our team in Waddington. 

This is a permanent opportunity working on our Sentry AWACS Programme. You will be part of a team of professionals dedicated to the Sentry Aircraft. 
Different thinking for a Different world

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernisation to customers worldwide. In Europe, we are among the leading defence and security suppliers with 2,500 employees and long-established businesses in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Netherlands.

The E-3D United Kingdom Airborne Warning and Control System (UK AWACS) Sentry Fleet provides a crucial defense capability to the United Kingdom and its allies.

Equipped with a Northrop Grumman APY-2 radar, Sentry provides the complete air defense picture and the capability to direct interdiction of both air and sea targets.

How you will make a difference

This role will offer you the opportunity to support the Fwd Maintenance and Engineering staff in optimizing the aircraft serviceability and mission capability to meet availability targets. Providing:

    • Specialist Systems advice in fault diagnosis activities
    • Advice on options to return aircraft to serviceability and optimal mission capability
    • Expediting the links/dependencies to other stakeholders such as Stn and industry engineering and logistics support organizations
    • In conjunction with Forward operational Squadron leadership act as a mentor to Sqn maintenance personnel

You will also maintain a detailed understanding of aircraft condition in preparation for scheduled maintenance activities, particularly during the pre-input planning phase.  Including but not exclusively:

  • Status of aircraft limitations, acceptable deferred faults and husbandry log entries.
  • Status of spares demands
  • Support to Industry planning teams in generating scheduled maintenance event statements of work
  • Provision of aircraft condition surveys

Other Key Responsibilities:

  • Review the completeness and accuracy of the Approved Data, including the Aircraft Documentation Set (ADS), generating F765/F765X Unsatisfactory Feature Report as appropriate
  • Identify and report to the industry team on any potential maintainability and supportability improvements
  • Expedite any technical queries raised at Fwd with the Technical Resolution Team, liaising directly with the Design Organisation (DO) Field Service Representatives and Engineering Authority

Key Criteria Required...
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of the Sentry E-3D Mechanical Systems
  • Proven track record of achievement in a maintenance support role in the Fwd maintenance domain
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Develop and manage positive Stakeholder relationships in a complex challenging environment
  • Champions continual improvement
  • Applicants must be able to hold and maintain UK Government clearances
  • To have flexibility with working hours
We would also love it if you have...
  • Experience of a maintenance support role in the Depth domain
  • Experience of a technical support role in an Engineering Authority environment
  • Working knowledge of Logistics Information Technology Strategy(LITS)

Additional information for your consideration...

You will need to be able to hold and maintain UK Government clearances

Being a part of Northrop Grumman gives you the opportunity to use your skills to make a difference in our mission of enabling global security. Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving our mission, something we always remember. In return for working for us you will have access to a benefits package that provides you with flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life, health & well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development.

We are committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status, including race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.