MQ-8B/C Avionics Mechanic and Ground Station Technician (ET III)
DynCorp International LLC
Patuxent River, MD, USA
The MQ-8B/C Avionics Mechanic and Ground Station Technician adjusts, repairs and/or replaces electrical wiring and aircraft system avionics. Maintains and repairs aircraft and Ground Station components including but not limited to flight controls, engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems, and mechanical components.
Performs preflight, thru-flight, and post-flight maintenance inspections, performs miscellaneous duties to service aircraft, including flushing crankcase, cleaning screens and filters, greasing moving parts, and checking brakes.
Apply technical knowledge of airframe, power plant and Ground Control Station systems in determining equipment malfunctions.
Apply required expertise in restoring equipment condition and or operation.
Apply comprehensive technical expertise to solve moderate to complex problems by interpreting technical documentation such as blueprints or manufacturers' manuals.
Supervises the jacking and towing of aircraft and verifies the work was performed satisfactorily, may service engines and airframe components at line station making repairs, short of overhaul, required to keep aircraft in safe operating condition, may specialize in work, repair and modification of structural, precision, and functional spare parts and assemblies, and may specialize in engine repair.
May be required to make entries in aircraft logs and records.
Prioritizes workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects.
Receives technical guidance, as required, from supervisor or higher-level technician, will occasionally be required to lead teams through more complex aircraft relevant tasks.
May be required to troubleshoot malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, flight surfaces and controls, antiicing, pneudraulic, engines, auxiliary power unit, Ground Control Station and ventilation and heating systems to ensure aircraft remains in safe operating condition.
Performs other duties as requested.
Knowledge & Skills
Specialty skills and experience on aircraft and system avionics theory and applications.
Broad knowledge of electrical theory and application.
Basic knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modifications and repair.
Knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting, repair procedures and replacement of parts.
Thorough knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers.
Broad knowledge of technical publications.
Ability to prioritize workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects.
Working knowledge of corrosion control techniques and base, federal and Company procedures for handling and disposal of hazardous waste materials.
Working knowledge of aircraft sub-systems, including maintenance parameters, systems operation, limitations, and technical orders.
Ability to read and interpret data is required.
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
Ability to obtain a secret security clearance.
Experience & Education
High School degree or equivalent required.
Five years actual and recent experience in the repair, modification, maintenance and/or overhaul of aircraft electrical and avionics systems and components.
Minimum of one of those five years with direct experience on MQ-8B/C aircraft preferred.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
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 carry, push or pull up to and may exceed 50 pounds.
May be required to lift up to 50 pounds to height of four feet and be required to lift up to 35 pounds to height of 7 feet.
May be required to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
Must be able to type using a standard keyboard to communicate through e-mail and various software applications.
Must be able to see imperfections, micrometer readings and other small scales.
Must be able to read and interpret newspaper and typewritten print.
Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sounds by ear over telephone.
Must be able to distinguish color and judge three dimensional depths.
May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, APU, etc.
Must have minimum 20/100 near and far vision, correctable to 20/20.
Must be capable of living and working in a potentially hostile environment for an extended period.
May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
May be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles, or aircraft.
Must be able to travel to and between remote locations in austere and/or hostile environments.
This classification activity, while normally accomplished in a typical aviation maintenance environment, will require travel to and between remote location(s) in austere environments, CONUS and OCONUS locations, and may require the individual to work outside the shop environment.
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