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Aircraft Mechanic I

Aerospace and Aviation

Aircraft Mechanic


San Diego, California, United States

Job Summary

The successful T-34 Aircraft Mechanic I performs the maintenance, overhaul, repair, inspection, and aircraft servicing functions on assigned T-34 aircraft within an aircraft maintenance and operations environment and in accordance with applicable instructions.


  • Perform shop and flight line maintenance tasks ensuring aircraft structural integrity.
  • Utilize hand tools, special tools, fixtures, and adhesives applicable to return aircraft to operational condition.
  • Inspect, evaluate, and repair aircraft flight surfaces, wiring, structure, fuel tanks, canopies as well as wheel and tire assemblies.
  • Operate all associated ground support equipment.
  • Perform aircraft and equipment corrosion inspections.
  • Understanding of corrosion control techniques and remove, treat for corrosion, and apply protective coatings on aircraft and subcomponents
  • Use maintenance drawing and blueprints to accomplish repairs on assigned equipment.
  • Coordinate maintenance efforts with assigned Site Leads or Maintenance Supervisors
  • Document discrepancies using applicable forms and reference materials.
  • Process readiness documents and verify aircraft utilization reports.
  • Assist in preparation of the Monthly Maintenance Plan.
  • May be required to maintain work-center technical publication annex library.
  • Present a courteous and professional demeanor when dealing with customers and coworkers.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable housekeeping, tool control and FOD prevention programs.
  • Comply with all established general and industrial safety rules and regulations as applicable to the contract, facility, and job assignment.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • May be required to handle hazardous materials.
  • Able to follow base, federal and Company procedures for handling and disposal of hazardous waste materials.
  • Ability to meet required deadlines and maintain necessary workflow.
  • Exposure to prolonged periods of sitting, standing, stooping, or kneeling.
  • Normal work will be in aircraft maintenance hangar, shop areas or flight line environment with moderate exposure to noise hazards.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ability to read, write, understand, and communicate in the English language and follow both verbal and written instruction required.
  • Must have high school diploma, or the equivalent.
  • Must have an FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a security clearance and a Government flight line driver’s license.
  • Must have minimum of two (2) years of experience in aircraft maintenance.
  • Must have working knowledge of aircraft repair procedures for surfaces, electronics equipment, aircraft structure or fuel cells.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain any Government/Company required licensing, qualification, certifications, or clearance for this position.
  • Must be able to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Travel required.
  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of aircraft logbooks, maintenance records and applicable maintenance/technical manuals, publications and forms preferred.
  • Proficiency in Office software applications to communicate through e-mail and various software applications.; especially Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel highly desired.
  • Completion of specialized courses, such as avionics subsystems or structural repair, is highly desired.