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L3 Vertex Aerospace
Location: California
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Flight Crew
Category: Mechanic
Position is responsible for maintaining, and repairing aircraft as well as fabricating, modifying, installing, troubleshooting, repairing systems and test support equipment in accordance with established technical specifications, publications, engineering instructions and technical orders and procedures. Performs work involved in routine maintenance, repair, testing, assembly/ disassembly of aircraft systems, equipment and accessories.


Corrects minor discrepancies by removal, repair or replacement of defective or deleted parts of aircraft systems.

Performs functional checks on existing and newly installed aircraft systems and equipment's.

Operates automatic test equipment to locate, diagnose and repair defective parts.

Performs routine inspections on aircraft, systems and equipment.

Troubleshoots, tests and documents findings.

Repairs or replaces components based on test results by following blueprints, schematics, handbooks and other technical documents.

Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.

Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

Must be experienced and knowledgeable on aircraft systems and maintenance practices.

Must be able to efficiently interface with Lead Technician, Project Engineers and Crew Chiefs

Must be able to perform operational checks, system adjustments, troubleshooting of aircraft and aircraft systems (airframe, power plants, landing gear, communications, electronics & navigation) systems as required.

Must be customer oriented and possess the communication skills required to efficiently and effectively interface and coordinate with Operations Engineers and other technically personnel

Must have an in-depth knowledge of using aircraft technical publications, schematic diagrams, drawings and charts, as well as able to read, interpret and follow.

Must be capable of working in confined spaces

Must be able to work in the established work/living environment to include shifts as assigned, travel as part of a maintenance recovery team and support CONUS and OCONUS deployments as required.

Must have good working knowledge of aircraft safety directives.

Must have and maintain current civilian driver's license, and be able to obtain and maintain a government flight line driver's license during the course of employment.

Must have an in-depth knowledge (aircraft/vehicle movement and safety/hazards) of flight line operations.

Must be able to work weekends, swing shift, graveyard and/or alternate schedules as predicated by Mission Flight Schedules and requirements

Other duties as assigned or required to sustain and maintain the assigned aircraft.




Minimum of 3 - 5 years’ experience in heavy aircraft maintenance (747, DC8 or other Heavy equivalent)- required

Hand tools - required

Recent (within the last 9 Months) 747, DC-8 or other Heavy aircraft experience - required

Clearance Required: Able to obtain and maintain U.S. Secret

FAA Airframe and Powerplants (A&P) License - required

US Citizenship - required

Valid State Driver’s License - required

Valid US Passport - required

High School Diploma or Equivalent - required

Ability to travel - required (25%)

Physical Demands:

Aircraft Mechanic Physical Requirements:

Must be able to climb ladders, stairs and portable stands and navigate these without assistance. Must be able to work at heights 70 feet above the ground. Must be able to work in extreme heat/cold.

Must be able to work in the following environmental conditions: noise, vibration, proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, chemicals, odors, dust. Must be able to bend, reach, stoop, balance, push, pull, kneel, grasp, crouch, crawl, work in narrow aisles/passageways, and work in close spaces that restrict movement including aircraft fuel tanks for extended periods of time.

Must be able to stand for sustained periods of time. Must be able to work primarily with fingers such as picking, pinching, typing. Must have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Must be capable of routinely performing industry standard ambidextriosities required to complete tasks. Must be able to lift/maneuver up to 50 pounds. Must be able and willing to enter and work in confined spaces, such as aircraft fuel tanks and beneath floor panels with clearances of 18” – 24”.

Work Environment:

The diversity of working conditions range from an environment where there is little or no physical discomfort, to an environment where inclement weather may subject the individual to severe changes in temperature, wind, rain, etc. May be required to work in areas where high noise hazards, exposure to fumes, airborne particles, and electrical shock hazards exist.

Candidates must be able to obtain/maintain a secret clearance which requires US Citizenship and must be able to pass additional background checks as required.

"Equal opportunity employer-minorities/females/vet/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity"

US Security Clearance Required: None

: Full-time

: Day - 1st

: Yes, 25 % of the Time

: Division - Vertex-20000074

Job Level
: Individual Contributor

Job Posting
: Apr 12, 2018, 8:57:29 PM

: Installation and Maintenance

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