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Aircraft Mechanic

Aerospace and Aviation

Aircraft Mechanic


Riverside, California, United States

Job Summary

The CBP Aircraft Mechanic performs maintenance, overhaul, repair, inspection and aircraft servicing functions on assigned aircraft within an aircraft maintenance and operations environment and in accordance with applicable instructions.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, inspection, repair, and modification of aircraft in accordance with 14 CFR and Department of Defense (DoD) regulations, technical manuals, and other data as applicable.
  • Perform daily and turnaround inspections on all assigned aircraft
  • Perform inspections, corrosion control, troubleshooting and fault isolation on aircraft systems.
  • May be required to fly on Government aircraft for relocation, to conduct in-flight checks (test flights) and to conduct trouble shooting that cannot be completed on the ground.
  • May be required to perform official travel to temporary duty sites within and outside the United States.
  • Furnish own hand tools to perform maintenance of aircraft (necessary special tools
    and test equipment will be furnished by Customs).
  • May be required to perform other duties as required to support the overall mission.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a U.S citizen.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid State driver’s license.
  • Must be willing to subject themselves to random drug tests.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a CBP Background Investigation Suitability clearance.
  • High school graduate or have an equivalency certificate from an accredited program, is required.
  • Must possess a valid FAA Mechanic certificate with Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) ratings.
  • Must be competent and knowledgeable in the repair and maintenance of airframes, hydraulics, fuel systems, and aircraft engines.
  • Must be reliable and demonstrate good judgment.
  • 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.
  • Ability to read, write, understand and communicate in the English language and follow both verbal and written instruction.
  • The ability to comprehend/interpret technical data.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment:

  • Be physically able to perform aircraft mechanic duties.
  • Ability to move freely about the interior and meet aircraft specific specs for weight limit.
  • Stand, squat, sit, walk, work with arms overhead for extended periods of time.
  • May be required to wear a respirator
  • Pull, push, lift up to 50 lbs.
  • On occasions, individuals may also be required to work in areas where high noise hazards prevail, thus requiring the use of adequate ear protection.

Preferred Qualifications

Rotary Wing aircraft experience highly desired.