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Airframe Technician (3710-037)

Government and Military

Aircraft Technician


5 years


Riyadh, Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia


Performs duties as an airframe structural repair technician, such as inspections, repairs, and replacement of aircraft structural components to include stringers, longerons, bulkheads, beams and aircraft skin according to drawings, blueprints, directives, technical manuals and safety procedures. Fabricates structural parts and forming blocks. Shapes metal using stretching, shrinking, and other metal forming techniques. Mixes and applies fiberglass materials. Makes unscheduled emergency and permanent repairs to transparent plastic windows and enclosures. Uses the following; common measuring tools, precision measuring gages and alignment fixtures to perform structural repairs. Mixes and applies primers and paints to aircraft surfaces. Applies corrosion control treatment to aircraft metals. Requisitions and maintains shop and bench stock items for repair of aircraft structures. Uses and performs operator maintenance on common special tools. Prepares forms and records related to maintenance activity. Provides training to Saudi National Guard soldiers as required. Ensures, that all related operations are conducted in a safe manner.


Ensures that structural aircraft maintenance functional activities and procedures among designated organizations are planned, coordinated, integrated, and synchronized to achieve established platform operational readiness (OR) rates IAW contractual requirements. Responsible for the compliance with established maintenance systems, processes, procedures and reports that provide immediate situational awareness of platform OR rates. Oversees the daily structural maintenance management of individually assigned aircraft in support of the Production Control (PC) Supervisor, in conjunction with the Aviation Logistics for related platform parts and spares. Directs inquires, investigations, and research analysis related to aviation maintenance of and supporting maintenance activities to the PC Supervisor. Works within the maintenance quality control processes, procedures, and standards. Coordinates activities and requirements for maintenance operations support through the PC Supervisor. Document training using automated training management systems. Coordinates with the PC Supervisor for daily and weekly maintenance training activities and requirements. Ensures all maintenance operations and related maintenance support activities are conducted in a safe manner. In coordination with the PC Supervisor, supports the Downed Aircraft Recovery Team (DART) processes and procedures. Other tasks as directed by the PC Supervisor. 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Level: High school diploma or equivalent required.

Five (5) years’ experience performing aircraft structural repairs.

Specific knowledge, skill, and ability requirements:
Graduate of a US Military aircraft structural maintenance course or civilian equivalent required. Demonstrated past performance and experience in maintenance on rotary wing Aircraft. 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 effectively communicate 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: Associate’s Degree or equivalent training and experience; Ten (10) years’ experience performing aircraft structural repairs; US Military or civilian technical trainer experience. Experience in overseas contracting environments.

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These positions are available for immediate Hire with Vinnell Arabia (, a Northrop Grumman wholly-owned subsidiary. This position will remain open until December 2021 or when filled.