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Aircraft Mechanic I

Aerospace and Aviation

Aircraft Mechanic


San Diego, California, United States

Job Summary

The Aircraft Mechanic 1 will perform daily Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to comply with requirements of aircraft performing mission requirements. Aircraft Mechanic 1 may also be tasked with flight schedule and daily operation of flight line.

Essential Responsibilities:

Repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures, such as blades and fuselage, and functional components including rigging, surface controls, and plumbing and hydraulic units, using hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment such as shears, sheet metal brake, welding equipment, rivet gun, and drills.
Reads and interprets manufacturers' and maintenance manuals, OPNAV 4790, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
Performs 200-hour, progressive, isochronal, phase, periodic, and other hourly or calendar inspections, examines reciprocating engines for cracked turbine blades and oil leaks, inspects turbine engines and components for cracks, corrosion, foreign object damage, burned areas, distortions, security, warping, wear, and missing segments.
Inspects engine turbine blades to detect cracks, distortion, corrosion, burn-out, security, or breaks, tests engine operation, using testing equipment, such as ignition analyzer, compression checker, distributor timer, ammeter, to locate source of malfunction.

Work involves:

Replacing or repairing worn or damaged components, such as generators, alternators, magnetos, fuel controls, fuel pumps, oil pumps, and engine mounted gearboxes, and compressor bleed valves using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment; removing engine from aircraft, using hoist or crane, disassembling and inspecting parts for wear, cracks, security, or other defects, and repairing or replacing defective engine parts and reassembles and installs engine in aircraft.

Job duties require that this mechanic:

Adjusts, repairs, or replaces electrical wiring system and aircraft accessories, performs preflight, thru-flight, and post-flight maintenance inspections, performs miscellaneous duties to service aircraft, including flushing gearbox, cleaning screens and filters, greasing moving parts, checking brakes and corrosion prevention of aircraft.
Supervise and participate in the jacking and towing of aircraft, enters in the maintenance records description of all work performed including safety of flight items and verifies the work was performed satisfactorily, may service engines and airframe components at line station making repairs, short of overhaul, required to keep aircraft in safe operating condition, may specialize in work, repair and modification of structural, precision, and functional spare parts and assemblies, and may specialize in engine repair.
Housekeeping of all areas of work including shop; participate in FOD program.
Obtain Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative qualification.
Comply with all requirements of PWS that are not listed above.
Comply with all safety requirements.
Handling and disposing of Hazmat.
Obtain all support equipment licenses for job description.
Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

Typical office environment with no unusual hazards, occasional lifting to 20 pounds, constant sitting while using the computer terminal, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, constant mental alertness, must possess planning/organizing skills, and must be able to work under deadlines.

Other Responsibilities:

Safety - Amentum enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks and serving on safety committees and teams.

Quality - Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the Amentum Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable Amentum Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.

Procedure Compliance - Each employee must read, understand and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to his/her job.

Minimum Requirements

  • Position will require to complete minimum of one or multiple PQS’s for classification’s qualification (PQS)Personal qualification standards, be fully qualified as a (CDI/CDQAR) Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative PQS and all requirements SHALL be completed within the allotted time as per work site instructions.
  • High School graduate or equivalent. Minimum 3 years H-60 experience required.
  • AS9001 experience in certification of a work site.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Common Access Card (CAC) or Rapid Gate Pass.
  • Knowledge and use of special tools/equipment required to perform assigned maintenance tasks is mandatory.
  • Must be able to meet physical requirements associated with and/or pass any medical examination requirements related to performing daily assigned tasks.
  • Must have a valid Driver's License.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English.
  • May be required to pass and maintain a U.S. Government background security check.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with U.S. Naval repair maintenance operations on military aircraft highly preferred.