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Lockheed Martin Flightline Inspector in Palmdale, California

Description: Inspects all types of products, including experimental, prototype and production parts, assemblies and air vehicles, during various stages of production, assembly, teardown, reassembly, flight, flight test, and delivery; certifies workmanship, functional systems and test apparatus operation, and airworthiness, including all stages of preflight, power runs, engineering flight tests, production acceptance and verification flights; exercises a knowledge of engineering, inspection, and airworthiness requirements for experimental and production aircraft, and production methods and practices for aircraft structure, electrical, hydraulic and mechanical functional systems, accessories, power plants, instruments, and aircraft performance under simulated or actual flight conditions; inspects completed aircraft area by area, including cabin and flight stations, wing and wing tank sealing, etc., inspects disassembly, alteration, modification, reassembly and testing of standard or developmental installations, instruments, structure, rigging, flight safety and survival equipment, aircraft coatings, to include LO stack-up and bonding materials, functional units and test gear; inspects structure and components, accessories, instruments, and functional installations for completeness, workmanship, safety, foreign objects and conformance to Company, customer, and F.A.A. requirements; inspects and approves installation of parts, components, assemblies and functional systems on aircraft or aircraft assemblies, and makes operational checks under simulated flight conditions; inspects systems installations, fuel operations, including final fuel checks of tanks after fluid soak, and pressure tests.

Must be able to thoroughly and efficiently

document findings, determine acceptable

corrections according to Company and/or

Customer policies, specifications, manuals,

Technical Orders, or any other governing

documents, and provide such recommendations

in physical or electronic format to multiple

organizations, including but not limited to

Planning, Engineering and Customers.

Must obtain certifications required by Company,

customer or law, and have a minimum of four

years experience as an assembly or production

flight line inspector or flight line mechanic, or

possess a valid A & P License with two years of

practical experience.

Must be able to demonstrate a knowledge of or

have completed training in inspection principles,

Blueprint II, basic computer operations,

operation and troubleshooting or aircraft

systems, repair technology, and operation of

ground support equipment and aircraft

functional systems.


Inspects preflight, post-flight, flight test and

flight servicing of aircraft for workmanship,

operations and airworthiness modifications.

Signs off aircraft for flight and prepares

certification documents evidencing compliance

with Company, customer, and F.A.A. regulations;

accepts or rejects conditional flight releases and

certifies release documents as required.

Inspects sighting, adjusting and firing of guns,

cannon or other armament or weapons systems

per functional test procedures.

Verifies transit leveling of aircraft and correct

zero or normal reading of instruments such as

compass, bank and turn indicator, artificial

horizon, etc.

Witnesses operational checkout of aircraft

electronic systems prior to, during or subsequent

to flights.

Inspects fuel, oil and hydraulic tanks, lines and

systems for freedom from foreign material, for

proper functioning under test equipment

actuation, and for workmanship and

conformance to specification.

Operates control surfaces, checks instrument

readings, powerplant or other operations during

power runs.

- Must be willing to work Swing shift/3rd Shift

schedule to support projects

- Must be willing to support travel (if necessary, to include shipboard operations) to support ADP projects.

Basic Qualifications:

- Applicants must have experience regarding blueprint/ schematic verification, aircraft troubleshooting, maintenance, and fabrication.

- Applicants must also have a minimum of four years aircraft maintenance or inspection and flight line operations experience and possess a valid A&P.

Desired Skills:

- Prior Military Flight line Assembly/Inspection experience.



Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.