AECOM RPA Aircraft Mechanic III/RQ-4; Sigonella NAS, Italy in NAS Sigonella, Italy
Italy - Catania, NAS Sigonella
This assignment is located at Sigonella NAS, Italy. Employee may also support TDY deployments to various OCONUS/CONUS locations as required in support of RQ-4 series RPA maintenance. The RQ-4 RPA Aircraft Mechanic III, functioning in an aircraft hangar and flight line environment; services, repairs, and overhauls aircraft, aircraft engines, and other critical components to ensure airworthiness. Repair, replace, and rebuild aircraft structures, landing gear, power plants/trains, fuel systems, and functional components using hand tools, power tools, welding equipment, rivet guns and drills.
Inspect and repair power plant malfunctions, including cracked components, oil leaks, etc.; diagnose malfunctions, isolate causes and correct breaks; test engine operations, use test equipment to locate source of malfunction(s). Replace/repair damaged components and remove engine/major components from aircraft, using hoist or other lifting devices; disassemble and inspect parts for wear, warping, or other defects; repair/replace defective engine components and reassemble and install engines in aircraft; adjust, repair, or replace instruments, avionics/navigation, ADP flight controls, electrical/electronics, fuel/oil systems and associated aircraft accessories.
Perform aircraft services to include engine flushing/cleaning, parts lubrication, and required maintenance checks. May specialize in repair and modification of engines, structural components, precision repair, functional spare parts, and assemblies. Recommend revisions to maintenance procedures to improve efficiency and ensure quality workmanship.
USAF equivalent position is Aircraft Mechanic Craftsman. Position reports to the Supervisor.
Interfaces with operational customer to develop flying schedules and plans major maintenance events, completes daily and monthly operational reports; documents inventory usage, controls workflow. Works with other A&P/ISR Mechanics and technical representatives to trouble shoot, diagnose, and solve unusual and complex maintenance problems.
Supports aircraft maintenance safety programs and serves as a member on the Safety Committee. Applies logic and good judgment, understands technical order diagrams and procedures, and uses test equipment for analysis of airframes, engines, flight controls, pneudraulic, fuel, electrical/electronic systems, and problems.
Assists with planning and scheduling of aircraft utilization and maintenance activity and coordinates performance with operational customer. Maintains accurate parts inventory. Performs maintenance and repair tasks and ensures their completion.
Services, repairs, and overhauls aircraft equipment, engines, and sub-systems to ensure serviceability. Repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures, landing gear, power plants, fuel systems (including tanks and fuel/metering control systems), and functional components using hand tools, power tools, welding equipment, rivet gun, drills, and other tools.
Inspects and repairs power plant (engine) malfunctions, including cracked components, oil leaks, etc. Diagnoses malfunctions, isolates causes and corrects breaks. Tests engine operations, using testing equipment to locate source(s) of malfunction. Replaces and repairs damaged components, uses hand tools, gauges, and test equipment to complete repairs.
Removes engine and major components from aircraft equipment, using hoist or other lifting devices. Disassembles and inspects parts for wear, warping, or other defects. Repairs and replaces defective engine components and reassembles and installs engine in aircraft.
Adjusts, repairs, or replaces instruments, avionics and navigation, flight control, electrical/electronic, fuel/oil systems and aircraft accessories. Performs aircraft and vehicle services, including engine wash /cleaning, parts lubrication, and maintenance checks.
May service engines and airframe components at flight line operations; making repairs, short of overhaul, required to ensure aircraft safe operating conditions. May specialize in repair and modification of engines, structural components, precision repair, functional spare parts, and assemblies.
Recommends revisions to maintenance procedures to improve efficiency and ensure quality workmanship.
Performs all other position related duties as assigned or requested.
Must have Associate’s degree, or have completed relevant military and/or vocational technical school curriculum
Minimum of five-to-eight years’ experience as an aircraft mechanic
Must possess thorough knowledge of technical publications related to weapons systems and vehicles is mandatory
Must have Craftsman leadership ability combined with attention to detail
Must know theory and principles of engine operations; accessories and components; theory of flight; rigging of flight controls; electrical and electronic; pneudraulic; and mechanical principles
Must possess knowledge of sheet metal, composites, properties of materials, fuels, and oils
Must be able to read, interpret, and use manufacturer’s and aircraft maintenance manuals, service bulletins, blueprints, wiring/schematic diagrams, data tables and other specifications to determine feasibility and method to repair or replace malfunctioning or damaged components
Must be able to inspect, repair, and operate ground support and auxiliary equipment
Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English
Must be able to provide proof of U.S. citizenship upon hire
Must submit updated SF-86 within 30 days of hire start date
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a government general-purpose vehicle
Must be eligible to gain and maintain a DoD security clearance commensurate with the assigned duties, up to and including Top Secret/SCI
Must be able to achieve and maintain Technical Expert Status Accreditation (TESA)
Upon hiring, the company may provide a training class on RPA maintenance conducted in Las Vegas, NV or similar location
Students must achieve a passing grade in all courses for continued employment
Additional “on the job” training may be required following the end of the initial training course
Must be able to achieve and maintain Technical Expert Status Accreditation (TESA)
Current DoD Security Clearance
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant career field
Minimum five years actual and recent experience on RQ-4 aircraft
Licensed by the FAA as an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic
RPA operations experience
Prior experience as a Defense Contractor
Application of technical knowledge of service, repair, and overhaul aircraft, aircraft engines, and other critical components to ensure airworthiness
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Job Category Military Support
Business Line Government
Business Group Management Services Group (MS)
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 196967BR
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.