**Position** GENERAL AC MECHANIC**Req Code** 4240-016**Location** DIRAB**Grade** 4-L4
Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, systems troubleshooting, removal, reinstallation and replacement of sub-assemblies IAW current applicable maintenance manuals. Removal and installation of aircraft system and subsystem components including but not limited to engines, transmissions, drive train components, flight control components, rotor system components and landing gear. Performs servicing of all aircraft systems and components. Prepares aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks. Performs pre and post flight inspections. Proficient in the use of common hand tools, sheet metal tools, special tools and precision measuring devices. Performs maintenance operational checks, track and balance operations. 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). Ability to read, interpret and understand technical manuals and instruction. Familiar with FAR's, AD's, SB's, AC's and SL's. Prepares aircraft maintenance forms and records. Assists with training as required in the use of all applicable technical publications, tools and test equipment applicable to aircraft maintenance enabling junior mechanics to become effective aircraft mechanics. Ensures that all related maintenance operations are conducted in a safe manner.
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
Ensures all maintenance functions conducted on the MD500 series aircraft are performed IAW all current applicable technical publications and established procedures. All maintenance functions are coordinated and synchronized to achieve the established operational readiness rate (OR). Responsible for the compliance of established maintenance systems, processes, procedures and reports that provide immediate situational awareness of platform OR rates. Performs daily maintenance operational goals, objectives and priorities for implementation in order to achieve stated OR rates. Responsible for the daily maintenance of individually assigned aircraft in support of the Vinnell Arabia aviation maintenance department. Responsible for the compliance of established maintenance systems, processes, procedures and reports that provide immediate situational awareness of platform OR rates. Performs daily maintenance operational goals, objectives and priorities for implementation in order to achieve stated OR rates. Responsible for the daily maintenance of individually assigned aircraft in support of the Vinnell Arabia aviation maintenance department. Works within the maintenance quality control processes, procedures, standards. Reports to direct inquires, investigations, and research analysis related to aviation maintenance of MD500 series aircraft and supporting maintenance activities to the Aviation Maintenance Manager through the lead mechanic. Responsible for the individual general maintenance training, job book currency and qualifications of assigned Customer maintenance personnel as required. Supervises the following individuals as required: Junior technicians (assigned)b. MNG Crew Chiefs and mechanics assigned to the aircraft. Performs activities and requirements for maintenance operations support through the Maintenance Manager/lead mechanic as required or applicable. Coordinates through lead mechanic for daily and weekly maintenance training activities. Supports a professional development program in support of Saudization-localization. Ensures all maintenance operations and related maintenance support activities are conducted in a safe manner. Supports in coordination with the Maintenance Manager and Flight Operations Manager the Downed Aircraft Recovery Team (DART) process and procedures. Other duties as assigned and or directed by management.Performs within the broad guidelines of duties and responsibilities that accompanies aircraft maintenance and functions applicable to aircraft airworthiness.
Education Level: High school diploma required; Associates degree preferred. Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) Certification required. Military: Graduate of US government aircraft general mechanic maintenance course or civilian equivalent or Factory training preferred.
Experience: 3 years Prior military or civilian aviation mechanic experience required. 6 years experience in Army Aviation Operations preferred. Experience within the last 2 years. Specific knowledge, skill, and ability requirements: Demonstrated knowledge and experience of rotary wing Aviation operations inclusive of maintenance, aviation logistics, flight operations and training. Certificates: Army Aviation Mechanic certification with rating in the MD500 Series Aircraft (or military equivalent) or OH-58D preferred or civilian OEM school. A&P certificate required. Proficient in the use of computer-hosted interactive technical manuals, aircraft maintenance forms, and other aircraft related documentation. Demonstrated past performance and experience in maintenance in MD500 Series Aircraft or OH58D. Army service school instructor or civilian equivalent teaching experience for the MD500 Series Aircraft (or military equivalent) mechanics preferred. Ability to communicate both orally and written. Ability to effectively deal with people in the supervision of staff and team members. Ability to effectively communicate with the customer in a professional and courteous manner. Possess a valid drivers license.