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Aircraft Mechanic II (AV-8 Ordnance Safety Observer) (28039)

Aerospace and Aviation

Safety Engineer



California, United States

Job Summary

Job Summary The Aircraft Mechanic II (QA Safety Observer) is required to maintain and service aircraft armament equipment, upload, download of ordnance stores/ devices and performance of systems tests/ checks as required. Principle Accountabilities

  • 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.

Minimum Requirements

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent experience with F-18A-F, EA-18G, MH-60S or AV-8B aircraft strongly preferred.