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L3 Vertex Aerospace
Location: Texas
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Quality Control & Assurance
Category: Inspector
Basic Summary Function:

Monitors and evaluates all maintenance actions to ensure safe and reliable aircraft are provided in accordance with current technical manuals, directives, and instructions applicable to the maintenance program. Monitors safety, conducts surveillance/spot checks and work center audits as directed by the Quality Assurance Manager/Lead and contract requirements.

Possess in-depth knowledge of Quality Assurance procedures. Have a thorough knowledge of aircraft engines, flight controls, airframe and accessories. Possess in-depth knowledge of applicable maintenance/technical manuals and publications, technical directives, safety procedures, ground support equipment and special tools. Must have the ability to research, read and interpret drawings. Must be able to write with clarity and technical accuracy. Be able to brief and debrief Functional Check Flight pilots in requirements for functional check flights and expected results. Must have a thorough knowledge of applicable contractual requirements.

Satisfactory completion of U.S. Armed Forces aircraft mechanic and/or airframe courses and/or FAA Airframe technical schools. Must be able to meet any Government/Company licensing/qualification requirements for the position.
Must be customer oriented.

Essential Duties & Accountabilities:

Monitors contract compliance by all maintenance activities through the audit and surveillance requirements as defined in the Quality Assurance Manual.

Performs final and in-process inspections of all maintenance actions involving safety of flight or requiring certification by an Aircraft Inspector.

Conduct training in Quality Assurance processes and procedures, Operational processes and procedures, and Maintenance processes and procedures to employees in each department and work center on an initial and recurring basis as necessary.

Investigates safety incidents and assists in preparation of Engineering Investigation Request, Quality Deficiency Reports, Hazardous Material Reports, Technical Publications Deficiency Reports and Explosive Mishap Reporting as required.

Monitors operation of support equipment required for flight operations.

Performs spot checks for compliance with Tool Control Program.

Monitors calibration program of Precision Measuring Equipment (PME).

Reviews applicable maintenance forms and deficiency data to determine discrepancy trends and specific problem areas.

Assist in the drafting and development of work instructions, maintenance instructions, local maintenance requirement cards, Quality Assurance alerts and routine and continuing correspondence to all work centers detailing maintenance and program procedures and requirements.

May be assigned as a training instructor as required.

Responsible for the establishment of the daily FCF requirements, briefing and debriefing the pilots and closing out the FCF documentation at the end of the flight schedule day.

Assists in preparation of Quality Assurance Monthly Data Report.

Assists in preparation of weekly/monthly/quarterly Quality Assurance Control Status Report for inclusion in report to the Program Management Office.

Reviews incoming technical publications and directives to determine their application to the Maintenance Department.

Performs other related duties.

Deals with the customer in courteous, professional and effective manner.

Complies with and monitors all established general and industrial safety rules and regulations as applicable to the contract, facility and job assignment.

Assists as directed to ensure safety, security and preservation of government/company owned equipment.

Maintains cleanliness of work center.

Complies with and monitors Foreign Object Damage (FOD), Hazardous Waste, and Tool Control programs.

May be required to perform off-site service on assigned detachments.
May be required to perform ADR analysis (Air Data Recorder).


Qualification Standards:

The Quality Assurance (QA) Inspector shall have a minimum of five (5) years within the last ten (10) years experience performing repair and modification of high performance aircraft. The QA Inspector shall have at least five (5) of the ten (10) years as a Collateral Duty Inspector (Structures) or four (4) years as a Collateral Duty QA Representative (Structures) as defined in COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2 series. The QA Inspector shall be Close Hole Tolerance certified.

Physical Demands:

This classification activity is usually accomplished in a hangar/shop/flight line/warehouse environment and as such requires the scope of physical movements and postures normally associated with these activities. May be required to lift objects whose weight normally will not exceed 50 pounds. Special vision abilities required to perform this job are close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.

Environmental Demands:

The diversity of work conditions may range from an environment where there is little or not physical discomfort, to an environment where inclement weather may subject individual to severe changes of temperature, wine, rain, etc. May be required to work in areas where high noise hazards prevail. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles. May be exposed to electrical shock hazards.

Licensing & Certification Requirements:

Must obtain the following within 6 months of hire-


Formal/Specialized Training or Equivalent


Hazardous Waste Communication Training


FOD and TCP Awareness Trained


Security Clearance Awareness Training


COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2 series Program Awareness


AS9100/AS9110 Program Awareness


Valid State Drivers License


Support Equipment Operators License


Egress Qualified


ESD Qualified


Plane Captain


Towing Certification


Brake Rider


Close Hole #


Aircraft Turnup Certification #


Tire and Wheel Certification #


Weight and Balance #


Gas Free #


Ord Certification #


Hydraulic Contamination #


FAA Airframe Cert (A) #


CPR Certified #


Operational Risk Management (ORM) Training


Fuel Surveillance

Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.

US Security Clearance Required: Secret

: Full-time

: Rotating

: Yes, 25 % of the Time

: Division - Vertex-20000074

Job Level
: Individual Contributor

Job Posting
: Apr 9, 2018, 10:14:03 PM

: Test And Inspection

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