F-35 Field Service Engineer

in Edwards AFB, CA

F-35 Field Service Engineer Job

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    Edwards AFB, CA 93524, US

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    Manufacturing & Maintenance

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Job Description If you are in search of a new opportunity, where you are able to use your technical skills and accumulated aircraft maintenance knowledge, this position is for you!

We are in search of a Field Service Engineer (FSE) to join our F-35 team.

As the first line representative, the F-35 Field Service Engineer (FSE) is an essential ingredient of customer satisfaction. This role is located at Edwards AFB, CA. An FSE is the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the operation, maintenance, fault isolation, aircraft subsystems, and support equipment related to the F-35 aircraft. This is role directly supports the Lockheed Martin (LM) team, as well as the US and UK military customer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct sustainment operations and assist in problem resolution
  • Data acquisition
  • Data re-grading and distribution
  • Provide maintenance assistance to ensure that the F-35 is properly supported in the field
  • Provide on-site technical assistance and to elevate the technical skills and abilities of customer personnel who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of their assigned aircraft.
  • Provide technical expertise on operation, maintenance, fault isolation and fault reporting of the aircraft, aircraft subsystems and peculiar support equipment.
  • Support customer requests for on-the-job flight line, in-shop and informal training and instruction on the operation and maintenance of aircraft systems.
  • Provide technical assistance to resolve difficult or unusual maintenance problems associated with the operation of customer aircraft.
  • Initiate and review service trouble reports and publication change reports requiring contractor action.
  • Act as liaison and primary point of contact at the customer site for all technical support issues.
  • Deploy with the military customer in support of operations at home and abroad
  • Utilize knowledge and experience to assist in returning an aircraft to a flyable and mission capable status
  • Provide appropriate technical documentation to satisfy Electronics Equipment Logbook (EEL) requirements including material condition upon completion of maintenance actions.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience; Associate’s Degree and 8 years of work experience; or High School Diploma/GED and 10 years of work experience

  • Previous aircraft maintenance experience
  • Intimate working knowledge of F-35 Fleet Management practices
  • Established and proven knowledge base of tactical aircraft maintenance and technical publications
  • Ability to work independently in a high stress environment to meet customer needs and expectations at short notice
  • Experience interpreting engineering drawings/blueprints in additional to technical specifications
  • Working in a highly complex and politically sensitive environment
  • Superior organization skills a must
  • Strong communication skills are required both internally and externally
  • Able to perform at a high level in executive meetings involving customer and LM leadership
  • Customer relationship management
  • Self-starter and capable of working independently with minimal guidance
  • Effective reporting of tasks to both senior management and the customer
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Products; Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, etc.
  • Highly proficient in PDM, VAS, JEDI
  • Familiar working with Action Requests (ARs) via the Customer Relationship Management Tool (CRM)
  • This position requires the successful candidate to be able to obtain a Secret level clearance.
    The criteria for obtaining and holding a clearance are driven by US government requirements.
    You must be a US citizen to obtain a security clearance.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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