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Aviation Life Support Systems Technician / ALSS (PR) (36163)

Aerospace and Aviation

Systems Consultant



Lexington Park, Maryland, United States

Job Summary

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform organization level ALSS maintenance on aircraft assigned under contract to Amentum, Patuxent River, MD.
  • Utilize all maintenance manuals, maintenance requirement cards, and work from related schematics, diagrams, drawings, technical directives, maintenance/servicing instructions and operational written procedures.
  • Operates, maintains, troubleshoots, removes and replaces associated parts and components on a variety of systems, such as aircraft mounted and aircrew ALSS (survival equipment), cabin environmental systems, equipment cooling, and liquid and gaseous oxygen systems.
  • Performs inspections, maintain and repair survival equipment, flight gear and protective clothing, uses, adjusts, maintains and repairs sewing machines.
  • Perform related duties in hazardous areas such as oxygen system, engine fire extinguishing systems including the removal and replacement of cartridge-actuated devices.
  • Ensure all maintenance actions are performed in accordance with government safety standards.
  • Possess thorough knowledge of flight line operations and procedures.
  • Maintain ALSS (survival equipment) rotatable pool of personal survival equipment, aircrew equipment files and aircraft ALSS history records in the required logs and records.
  • May work with other groups of personnel to resolve problems pertaining to ALSS systems.
  • Immediate direction of other technicians on assigned tasks with ability to monitor all duties of the applicable classification.
  • Will instruct and assist lower level employees in proper work methods and performance of their job duties.
  • Perform related duties as assigned including Collateral Duty Inspector, and any and all duties of lower rated technical personnel within their classification.
  • Assist other shop/skills as required.
  • Comply with all current sections of COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2 series applicable to aircraft maintenance and ALSS.
  • Working knowledge of technical publications, NAMP and NALCOMIS aircraft maintenance applications.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High School degree or equivalent required.
  • Completion of specialized courses in ALSS Maintenance repair is required.
  • Four years actual and recent experience in the type of aircraft being serviced.
  • Must obtain appropriate support equipment and/or material handling licensing upon initial unit assignment.
  • Possess a valid US State driver's license.
  • Ability to obtain a secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of equipment related aviation life support.
  • Knowledge of military publications, drawings, blueprints, microfilm, diagrams and schematics is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of military and/or company forms required by work requirements.
  • Working knowledge of safety rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret data is required.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Ability to obtain a Government flight line driver’s license.

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.


  • May vary by location.