Primary duty will be to coordinate daily launch and recovery activities and train MNG soldiers on all required tasks for launch and recovery of the AH-64 and AH6i aircraft. Performs maintenance tasks on the AH-64E and/or AH-6i aircraft (depending on employee qualifications) as required using the specific OEM Operators Manual, Maintenance Test Flight Manual, Check List Manual, and any other directives pertinent to the environment. Removes and installs aircraft systems and subsystem assemblies and components including engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions, mechanical flight controls and their components. Services and lubricates aircraft systems, subsystems, and components. Prepares aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks. Performs scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance actions. Uses common measuring tools, precision measuring gages and alignment fixtures. Performs aircraft and related components routine and special inspections. Performs maintenance operational checks. Diagnoses and troubleshoots aircraft subsystems using special tools and equipment as required. Uses and performs operator maintenance on tools, special tools and Aircraft Ground Support Equipment (AGSE) Prepares aircraft maintenance forms and records. Develop training programs, schedule training and document training in an automated training management system. Provide training reports to the Division training Lead as required. Ensures that all related maintenance operations are conducted in a safe manner. Conducts MNG OJT training as required. Ensures that all related maintenance operations are conducted in a safe manner.
Ensures that AH-64 and AH-6i aircraft maintenance, launch and recovery activities and procedures among designated organizations are planned, coordinated, integrated, and synchronized to achieve established platform operational readiness and LRT objectives. Responsible for the compliance with established maintenance systems, processes, procedures and reports that provide immediate situational awareness of platform readiness rates. Establishes daily maintenance operational goals, objectives and priorities for implementation in-order to achieve stated readiness rates and MNG training objectives as required. Oversees the daily maintenance management of individually assigned aircraft in support of the IMSS Department Manager. Works within the maintenance quality control processes, procedures, and standards. Directs inquires, investigations, and research analysis related to aviation maintenance of assigned Aircraft and supporting maintenance activities to the IMSS Department Manager. Supervises individuals as assigned. Ensures all maintenance operations and related maintenance support activities are conducted in a safe manner. Supports, in coordination with the aviation manager, the Downed Aircraft Recovery Team (DART) process and procedure. Develop training curriculum; Schedule training; Document training using automated training management systems. Ensures all maintenance operations and related maintenance support activities are conducted in a safe manner. Conducts MNG training as required. Other tasks as directed by the Training Lead. Performs within the broad guidelines of duties and responsibilities with significant choice of methods. Retains the authority to select and implement goals and objectives within the execution of duties and responsibilities. Supervisory Responsibilities: As assigned.
Education Level: High school diploma or equivalent required.
Experience: Qualified by a USG armed forces Rotary Wing aircraft mechanic maintenance course or civilian equivalent and five (5) years’ experience; US Military or civilian technical trainer experience; TI experience.
Specific knowledge, skill, and ability: Graduate of a US Military aviation maintainer’s course or civilian equivalent training. Proficient in the use of computer-hosted interactive technical manuals, aircraft maintenance forms, and other aircraft related documentation. Proficient in MS Office software. Professional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with the customer in a professional and courteous manner. Possess a valid driver’s license. Successfully pass an overseas deployment physical upon hire. Desired/Preferred Education, Skills, and Experience: AH-6i, MD-500 series, MH-6, AH-64 and ten (10) years’ experience desired; Bachelor’s Degree; Recent aircraft mechanic experience; A&P licensed; Aviation Technical Inspector (TI) experience; IA licensed or military certified TI. Five (5) years’ maintenance experience on rotary wing aircraft.