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Aircraft Mechanic A&P with IA

Aerospace and Aviation

Aircraft Mechanic


Panama City, Florida, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Facilities Operations (AFO), an Akima company, is not just another federal facilities contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AFO, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AFO provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AFO sustains mission readiness and ensures quality of life by maintaining high value assets and operations at peak performance and successfully manages these operations through accurately forecasting, managing, and aggressively controlling costs.

As an AFO employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

Akima Facilities Operations (AFO) is seeking a A&P Technician for the United States Air Force Contractor Logistics Support contract at Tyndall AFB in Panama City, FL.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine maintenance, inspections, and repairs of aircraft and aircraft engines to ensure airworthiness.
  • 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, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
  • Inspects turbine blades to detect cracks or breaks.
  • Tests engine operation, using required equipment.
  • Replaces or repairs worn or damaged components, using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment.
  • Removes engine from aircraft, using hoist or forklift truck.
  • Disassembles and inspects parts for wear, warping, or other defects.
  • Repairs or replaces defective engine parts and reassembles and installs engine in aircraft.
  • Adjusts, repairs, or replaces electrical wiring system and aircraft accessories.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties to service aircraft, including cleaning screens, greasing moving parts, and checking brakes.
  • Required to be licensed by Federal Aviation Administration with current Airframe and Powerplant license.
  • Services engines and airframe components at line station making repairs, short of overhaul, required to keep aircraft in safe operating condition.
  • Specializes in work, repair and modification of structural, precision, and functional spare parts and assemblies.
  • Performs routine inspections.
  • Ability to test run aircraft during busy airport operations.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs deficiencies reported by aircrew.
  • Ability to read and interpret wiring diagrams and schematics.
  • Able to perform simple to complex composite repairs.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Aircraft Maintenance Experience: 2 years’ experience DeHavilland Dash 8 turbo prop aircraft.
  • Engine experience: 2 Years’ experience Pratt & Whitney engine PW-120A.
  • Certificate: Airframe and Powerplant certificate with no enforcement actions.
  • Must have a current Inspection Authorization (IA)
  • Computer Skills: Basic computer skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products a plus.
  • Driver’s License: A valid state issued driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Inspection Authorization (IA)
  • 5 years’ experience DeHavilland Dash 8 Turbo Prop Aircraft
  • 5 Years’ experience Pratt & Whitney engine PW-120A.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Maintenance & Repair

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Organization: AFO - Akima Facilities Operations

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-3822