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LUH72 Technical Inspector Aircraft

Aerospace and Aviation

Aircraft Electrician


West Point, New York, United States

Job Summary

The LUH72 Aircraft Technical Inspector is responsible for ensuring that assigned aircraft are maintained within required specifications and are airworthy before operation. Inspects repairs and modification of aircraft structures, structural components and engines of complex to extreme difficulty.

  • Plans, conducts, and supervises aircraft technical inspections.
  • Inspect powerplant hot section, cold section, and accessory modules.
  • Operate and inspect pneudraulic systems including landing gear.
  • Understand the fundamentals and inspection techniques of helicopter structural repairs.
  • Perform troubleshooting and analyze electrical/electronic systems.
  • Compute basic aircraft weight and balance data to include adjustments.
  • Lectures, demonstrates, and practical exercises in inspection techniques, procedures, performance evaluation, and operational checks on the power plant, structure and systems of helicopter trains.
  • Evaluate the technical training program; provide technical guidance to repairers performing aircraft and subsystem maintenance on maintenance techniques and safety procedures.
  • Check airplane flight and maintenance records to determine adherence to prescribed maintenance standards.
  • Maintains technical library; inspect systems, subsystems, and components according to applicable technical publications and checklists before, during and after airplane maintenance and modifications.
  • Check and troubleshoot systems.
  • participate in maintenance test flights.
  • Annotate records of required maintenance.
  • Evaluate operational readiness of airplanes and recommends corrective action.
  • Inspect crash-damaged airplanes and estimates time, parts, and costs to repair.
  • Ensure compliance with aircraft configuration control, Army oil analysis program and test measuring and diagnostic calibration.
  • Evaluate maintenance operations and facilities for compliance with directives, technical manuals, work standards, safety procedures, and operational policies.
  • Performs maintenance trend analysis and applies production control, quality control and maintenance management principals and procedures to aircraft maintenance operations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Possess a Federal Aviation (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant License (A&P).
  • Five (5) years of recent applicable aircraft maintenance experience.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience inspecting aircraft assigned MDS (LUH72).
  • A valid (current) FAA Inspection Authorization (IA).
  • If no IA, shall have a minimum of five (5) years experience as an aircraft inspector on the LUH72.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain NAC-I clearance.
  • Tools are Required; must possess own shadowed/etched Tools and Toolbox.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.


  • Possess good communication skills; be adaptable, diversified and capable of troubleshooting entire aircraft system.
  • Working knowledge of electrical, electronic, mechanical and associated systems principles to complete properly all probable work tasks.
  • Knowledge of Quality Control, Production and Supply procedures required to perform job assignment.
  • Able to properly use a variety of common hand tools and measuring devices such as gauges, torque wrenches and scales and test, measurement and diagnostic equipment related to specific aircraft models.
  • Able to determine when faulty systems or assemblies can be corrected through repair of replacement of new parts and the nature and extent of repair required.
  • Must have skill in reading, applying and interpreting technical data.


  • Must be able to climb, stand, stoop, bend, stretch, crouch and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.
  • Frequently lift parts and equipment up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Most heavy lifting is accomplished through the use of mechanical devices.
  • May work in Aircraft maintenance hangar or outside.
  • 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.