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I know NASA is huge but is it possible for me to work there or other companies similar to it? If possible, how?

I currently work at an MRO as aircraft mechanic. My work is mainly on flight controls. The only aircraft that I have experience on is a320 family.

We do some structural works too, knowledgable to SRM.

I'm from Philippines btw.

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    $\begingroup$ I'm not sure what you're asking. If NASA advertises for a mechanic and you meet their requirements - including being able to work legally at their location and perhaps needing a security clearance - then you can certainly apply. $\endgroup$ – Pondlife Sep 10 '17 at 15:09
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Probably not, unless you are a U.S. citizen (dual-citizenship should be ok.) According to NASA,

Other than under extremely rare exceptions, you must be a U.S. citizen in order to work for NASA as a civil service employee.

It's extremely unusual for non-citizens to be able to work in the U.S. in agencies like NASA or the Department of Defense, where there is necessarily lots of equipment and/or information subject to ITAR controls and/or which is classified. This will generally also be true for contractor positions.

At my present job, we are not allowed to disclose anything more than high-level marketing material regarding products subject to ITAR to anyone who is not a U.S. citizen, for example, even though we don't make weapons or anything like weapons.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! I think I'm asking the wrong question lol. Is there any area which I can work not in commercial aviation? Field of aviation where revenue is not the priority? Just looking for other options. $\endgroup$ – MNKY Sep 11 '17 at 11:58
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Boeing, Airbus, Textron Aviation, and more are all major aircraft manufacturers and there are also many other aircraft part manufacturers such as GE. Also just to correct, NASA is not a company and is instead a government agency. Especially around the US, mechanics and pilots in the next 20 years are a major necessity as the frequency of air travel increases. Also, be reminded, working for the biggest companies will be less flexible than smaller ones. Now if there is a mechanic opening at NASA which there most likely is, be not afraid to take it.

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