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Aircraft Mechanic- 1 (Sheetmetal/Structures - UH-60, CH-47, AH-64) - FT. Hood, TX

Aerospace and Aviation

Aircraft Mechanic


Fort Cavazos, Texas, United States

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Aircraft Mechanic- 1 (Sheetmetal/Structures - UH-60, CH-47, AH-64) - FT. Hood, TX

The Aircraft Mechanic I (Sheetmetal - Structures - UH-60, CH-47, AH-64) troubleshoots malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, flight surfaces and controls, ventilation and heating systems.

  • Repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures, such as wings 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 airline's maintenance manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.

  • Inspects jet 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, and jet calibration (Jetcal) tester, to locate source of malfunction.

  • Supervises the jacking and towing of aircraft, enters in the maintenance records description of the work performed 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.

  • Knowledge of military publications, drawings, blueprints, microfilm, diagrams and schematics is mandatory.

  • Knowledge of military and/or company forms required by work specifications is a plus.

  • Perform other duties as requested.

Minimum Requirements

  • Required three years aviation maintenance experience, two years rotary wing aircraft experience, and two years on the assigned Mission Design Series AH-64, UH-60, CH-47 (MDS).

  • All experience must be within the six most recent years.

  • A valid up-to-date A&P license is preferred but not required.

  • Valid Driver’s License required.

  • Must provide own tools/toolbox. Tools must be shadowed and etched with PID.

  • Must be able to obtain/maintain favorable NACI (T1) Public Trust Security Clearance.

Physical/Preferred Requirements:

  • Is required to climb, stand, stoop, bend, stretch, crouch and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.

  • All mechanics assigned to perform maintenance on FAA certified aircraft must meet FAA requirements.

  • Work is performed in a shop environment that is moderately lighted, heated, and ventilated. Is exposed to disagreeable fumes and to cuts and bruised from using tools in close placed and hazards of moving vehicles such as forklifts in shop area.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.

  • The employee frequently is required to walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.

  • The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, or balance.

  • Frequently lifts items weighing 15-25 pounds and occasionally in excess of 45 pounds.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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