Aircraft Mechanic - Senior
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for support of highly sensitive HQ USAF operational plans and safe air transportation for Cabinet Members, senior military leaders, and visiting foreign dignitaries.
- Performs scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance, to include repairs, modifies aircraft structures, structural components and engines of complex to extreme difficulty
- maintains and repairs aircraft components including but not limited to flight controls, engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems, and mechanical components, and
- applies technical knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment malfunctions and
- applies technical expertise and guidance to solve complex problems by interpreting technical data such as; blue prints and manufactures manuals.
- Work typically requires a thoroughly comprehensive knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting/repair procedures and replacement of components,
- a thorough knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modification and repair and the ability to determine functionality of complex electrical systems.
- Accomplishes inspections including, but not limited to preflight, thru-flight, basic post-flight, and phase inspections.
- Launches and recovers aircraft as required.
- Performs operational checks of all aircraft systems and maintains aircraft appearance and cleanliness.
- Operates all associated ground support equipment and uses hand tools, special tools, and fixtures applicable to aircraft.
- Performs all tasks associated with ground movement of aircraft.
- Annotates maintenance actions in aircraft records/forms and completes associated IMDS entries.
- Practices good housekeeping, tool control, FOD awareness and prevention and safety at all times.
- Performs other duties related to the occupational field as assigned to include TDY and travel.
- Must be able to work day shift, swing shift, night shift, and/or weekend shift as required.
- Become proficient to perform maintenance in three classifications (aircraft general, jet engines, and pneudraulics) through Cross Utilization Training (CUT).
- A minimum of 4 to 6 years’ experience in Aviation
- Working knowledge of aircraft maintenance
- Must possess an FAA A&P License
- Must be able be obtain a Secret Security clearance within the first 12 months of employment
- Have knowledge of the use of aircraft hand tools, special tools and test equipment as required
- Ability to read, interpret, and comprehend schematic, diagram, drawing, charts, and technical publication is required
- Occasional lifting of objects weighing up to 50 pounds is required
- Must be able to work Day, Swing, and Night shift and/or weekend shift as required
- Familiar with good housekeeping, tool control, FOD awareness and safety at all times