The Aircraft Mechanic services, repairs, and overhauls aircraft and aircraft engines to ensure airworthiness. The Aircraft Mechanic I troubleshoot malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, flight surfaces and controls, anti-icing, pneudraulic, engines, auxiliary power unit, and ventilation and heating systems.
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract)
Removes and installs aircraft subsystem assemblies and components such as engines, rotors, transmissions, mechanical flight controls and their components.
Services and lubricates aircraft and subsystems.
Safely prepares aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks and services.
Performs scheduled inspections and assists in performing special inspections.
Performs limited maintenance operational checks and diagnoses and troubleshoots aircraft systems using special tools and test equipment as required.
Uses and performs operator maintenance on tools, special tools and aircraft ground support equipment.
Mechanic applies comprehensive technical expertise to solve moderate problems by interpreting technical documentation such as aircraft Technical Manuals, Maintenance Information and Action Messages and all technical guidance provided through government official representatives.
Mechanic repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures, such as wings and fuselage, and functional components including rigging, surface controls, and plumbing and hydraulic units, using hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment such as shears, sheet metal brake, welding equipment, rivet gun, and drills.
Uses a working knowledge of technical publications and the Government STAMIS to make entries in aircraft logs and records.
Reads and interprets manufacturers' and airline's maintenance manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
Performs 100-hour, progressive, isochronal, phase, periodic, and other hourly or calendar inspections, examines reciprocating engines for cracked cylinders and oil leaks, and listens to operating engine to detect and diagnose malfunctions, such as sticking or burnt valves, inspects jet engines and components for cracks, corrosion, foreign object damage, burned areas, distortions, security, warping, wear, and missing segments.
Inspects jet engine turbine blades to detect cracks, distortion, corrosion, burn-out, security, or breaks, tests engine operation, using testing equipment, such as ignition analyzer, compression checker, distributor timer, ammeter, and jet calibration (Jetcal) tester, to locate source of malfunction.
When designated shall obtain DoD EPA Refrigerant Processing Certificate Section 608 Technician Certification (Universal) or Minimum Type II.
When qualified and when required can perform non-crew member duties.
When qualified and as assigned for crane operator duties shall have three years of crane operation related experience and shall comply with Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 1926 Safety and Health Regulations for Construction, Subpart: CC Cranes & Derricks in Construction 1926.1427 Operator qualification and Certification.
When required can use Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) for job duties.
Perform other qualified duties as assigned
Knowledge & Skills
Must be knowledgeable of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting, repair procedures and replacement of parts.
Must be knowledgeable of electrical theory and of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers.
Perform aircraft maintenance to FAA standards and as directed by the Site Supervisor for assigned aircraft.
Must be able to read and interpret manufacturers' and airline's maintenance manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
Thorough knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting, repair procedures and replacement of parts.
Basic knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modifications and repair.
Basic knowledge of electrical theory and a thorough knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers.
Working knowledge of technical publications and Logistics Information Systems.
Able to prioritize workloads to maintain schedules on assigned projects and is required to lead teams through more complex aircraft relevant tasks.
Participate in maintenance test flights and operation checks as required.
Possess the level of experience to carry out all required aeronautical type maintenance to be performed by Mechanics.
The incumbent receives technical guidance, as required, from supervisor or higher-level technician, will occasionally be required to lead teams through more complex aircraft relevant tasks, and may be required to make entries in aircraft logs and records.
Experience & Education
High school diploma or equivalent is required; U.S. military technical school or specialized training course is desired.
Shall have a valid up-to-date A&P license; preferred plus (2) two years aviation maintenance experience within the past (6) six years on PowerPlant and Engines (15B).
MDS experience may be waived if you are undergoing, or have completed, the Contractor's Government approved On-the-Job Training (OJT) program.
All mechanics assigned to perform maintenance on FAA certified aircraft must meet FAA requirements
When assigned to Engine Specialized Repair Activity, must hold a valid (current) FAA Powerplant license.
When assigned to operate Flexible Engine Diagnostic System (FEDS). Shall have Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Powerplant License. If no FAA Powerplant License, then shall have minimum five years documented as a Flexible Engine Diagnostic System (FEDS) operator.
DoD EPA Refrigerant Processing Certificate Section 608 Technician Certification (Universal) or Minimum Type II desirable.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Must be able to Read, Write and Communicate effectively in English
Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for extended periods throughout the day.
Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands.
Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.
May be required to lift heavy objects whose weight may exceed 50 pounds.
Must be able to type using a standard keyboard to communicate through e-mail and software applications.
Will be required to handle dirty parts and lubricants.
Will be required to wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Must be able to pass a Respirator Physical and Fit Test qualification.
May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, etc.
Must be able to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 pounds.
May work in maintenance shop or outside.
Must be able to work in a shop where the environment is drafty, noisy, and dirty.
May be exposed to extreme noise from operating equipment.
May be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts or vehicles.
May be required to travel domestically and internationally on short notice, to austere environments, under harsh living conditions
Shall have a valid up-to-date A&P license; preferred plus possess (2) two years aviation maintenance experience within the past (6) six years on PowerPlant and Engines (15B)
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