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Aircraft Mechanic - Senior

Aerospace and Aviation

Aircraft Mechanic


Andrews AFB, Maryland, United States

Job Summary


  • 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).

Minimum Requirements

  • 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