Aircraft Mechanic II (AV-8 Ordnance Safety Observer) (28039)
- The candidate must be able to function as assistant ordinance crew leader, quality assurance safety observer to ensure all operations are performed safely and correctly at the O level.
- Coordinates and facilitates the assembly, installation, and adjusts aircraft armament parts, assemblies and accessories according to specifications, using technical directives, applicable publications, hand tools, power tools and measuring instruments.
- Attach armament systems and components to aircraft, tests functional performance of installed ordnance, equipment and armament components, adjusts repairs or replaces unacceptable components.
- Prepares and loads live ammunition and ordnance as well as downloads unused ordnance after mission completion.
- Shall maintain and verify the daily aircraft ordnance load/fly-me requests.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- May work in aircraft maintenance hangar or outside.
- May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
- May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
- May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles, or aircraft.
- Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for certain periods throughout the day.
- Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands.
- Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.
- May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
- May be required to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
- Must be able to see imperfections, micrometer readings and other small scales.
- Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
- Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
- May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, APU, etc.
Knowledge & Skills
- Must be certifiable to supervise conventional/experimental ordnance loading.
- Shall be able to evaluate developmental/interim loading/downloading procedures/checklists.
- Must be able to maintain all required records to meet Navy standards for "O" level ordnance shops.
- Must be capable of being certified as a CDI.
- The Government may require OJT/ qualifications on other aircraft as operational commitments dictate.
Experience & Education
- The candidate must have completed AO "C" school, FRAMP training for the Navy attack/fighter aircraft, and conventional weapons loading school (6 years’ hands-on experience may be substituted for AO "A" school).
- Must have 10 years’ organizational experience supervising the loading and arming of all types of conventional ordnance on aircraft, five of which must have been within the last 8 years at the organizational level. No less than 3 years T/M/S specific experience for the aircraft hired to maintain.
- Must have a high school diploma or GED.
- Must have a valid drivers’ license and be eligible to qualify for and able to maintain a secret level clearance.
- Recent experience with F-18A-F, EA-18G, MH-60S or AV-8B aircraft strongly preferred.