JOB TITLE: AIRCRAFT MACHINIST / MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN
DEPARTMENT: AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING SQUADRON (AES)
LOCATION: KAhAB, JEDDAH AND/OR KAAB, DHARAN
1. SECTION A - JOB PURPOSE
1.1. Responsible to the Team Manager within Aeronautical Engineering Squadron to provide day to day advice and/or work activities to RSAF Officers on matters pertaining to Aircraft Machinist/Mechanical Structures.
1.2. Provides advice and work for all RSAF aircraft machinist and/or mechanical assistance/technician issues.
1.3. Enhance RSAF Depot Level maintenance, repairs, and modifications on all RSAF aircraft.
2. SECTION B - RECRUITMENT SPECIFICATION
2.1. Non-Saudi Arabian National (Expatriate).
2.2. Level 7 or higher skills and experience. AFSC code is 2A7X1, Aircraft Machinist-Mechanical Maintenance Technician.
2.3. A minimum of 3 years in Depot Level Aircraft Machinist-Mechanical Technician.
2.4. A minimum of 5 years of experience in aircraft/aerospace machinist-mechanical technician.
3. SECTION C - RECRUITMENT
3.1. A minimum of 5 years of experience as in fighter, transport, rotatory, and/or unmanned aircraft systems in Aircraft Machinist-Mechanical Technician.
3.2. Read and use engineering drawings, retrofit installation diagrams, and aircraft Technical Orders publications.
3.3. Possess knowledge of standard aircraft components, materials, composites, metals, fabrication practices, aviation hardware, integration and proper applications in design with a thorough understanding of the use and application of aircraft technical data.
3.4. Depot level mechanical repair and modification skills.
3.5. Depot level machinist repair and modification skills.
3.6. Read blueprints and manufacture parts from drawings.
3.7. A working knowledge of international regulation and policy for military and civil aviation as well as International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
3.8. Good written and verbal communication skills in the English language.
3.9. Strong knowledge of leadership qualities with proven interpersonal and team working skills.
3.10. Computer literate and an experienced user of the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project).
3.11. A good all round awareness of RSAF processes and procedures.
3.12. A good all round awareness of RSAF programmes, Suppliers, OEM, Government to Government Standard Agencies, International Standards Agencies and academic/research establishments.
4. SECTION D - JOB ACCOUNT-ABILITIES
4.1. Perform Depot level Time Change Technical Orders and normal TO procedures on fighter, transport, rotatory, and/or unmanned aircraft systems.
4.2. Read engineering drawings using 3-D and 2-D design software.
4.3. Perform and accomplish Depot level maintenance, repairs, and modifications on assigned RSAF aircraft.
4.4. Work on crashed and reclamation aircraft.
4.5. Assist aeronautical engineers in the evaluation of damage, in the feasibility of repairs proposals and in carry out of engineering instructions and/or dispositions.
4.6. Utilize applicable technical data, engineering manuals, and other resources to perform complex repairs on aircraft structures.
4.7. Read and interpret engineering drawings, technical orders, understanding symbols, flags and general notes.
4.8. Identify aircraft locations by fuselage and wing stations, butt-line, and water line as shown on blueprints and technical orders.
4.9. Plans, layout, fabricate, assemble, install, and repair various sheet metal and structural assemblies and sub-assemblies utilizing precision measurement equipment.
4.10. Operate special tools and industrial equipment to fabricate, form, straighten, drill, fastens, cold work, and heat-treat metals.
4.11. Inspect, classify and perform composite repairs on flight controls and other composite structures.
4.12. Recognize, treat, and control corrosion on metal.
4.13. Document maintenance in RSAF Forms.
4.14. Assist other organizations on structural repairs when needed.
4.15. Operate or use AGE and Non-Powered AGE units.
5. SECTION E - WORK DIRECTION
5.1. Work emanates from the Team Manager within Aeronautical Engineering Squadron. As an advisor technician to the RSAF, the Team Manager approve tasks and continually monitor performance on a daily basis.
6. SECTION F - DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY
6.1. The jobholder provides independent advice directly to the RSAF without any consultation with his/her Line Manager. The jobholder is in constant daily contact with the RSAF at a senior level within HQ RSAF and at all the RSAF bases providing them with a recognisable point of contact for all RSAF aircraft machinist-mechanical engineering issues.
7. SECTION H - SUBORDINATES
7.1. As an independent advisor to the RSAF the jobholder occupies a digital post, but will directly lead teams of engineers and specialists.
8. SECTION I - REPORT PREPARATION
8.1. The jobholder will be required to produce engineering drawings, engineering reports, test plans and Time Compliance Technical Orders in detail from data which he will be responsible for defining and collecting. Verbal briefings and presentations on the above will be given to the Director and Team Manager on a daily basis.
9. SECTION J - STATISTICS
9.1. The jobholder and directed by the RSAF on a variable number of tasks. There are no specific statistics related to this job.
10. SECTION K - SHE RESPONSIBILITIES
10.1. The jobholder must comply with all RSAF safety directives and instructions.
11. SECTION L - HARDEST PART OF THE JOB
11.1. A great deal of the success he achieves will be dictated by the relationships he establishes with customers and his ability to use his own initiative, engineering and management skills to satisfy RSAF requirements. Diplomacy, tact, flexibility and adaptability are required along with a flair for rapid and accurate appraisal of problems. The jobholder must always remain aware of the varied cultural and political nuances when dealing with customers from many nations.
11.2. The jobholder is required to create original designs for engineering solutions that demand imaginative innovation and extensive planning.
11.3. The jobholder is required to be flexible to deal with a wide range of problems with rapidly changing priorities emanating from a number of different sources. The jobholder is required to act under his/her own initiative, developing a sound understanding of RSAF requirements, which are often not fully defined. The jobholder must have excellent organisational qualities to meet these challenges.
12. SECTION M - AREA AND TYPE OF FINANCIAL IMPACT
12.1. Although not a budget holder, by providing advice on procurement and policy at a senior level the individual is responsible for ensuring the RSAF receives the most cost effective support and 'value for money'.
12.2. The jobholder must be fully aware of the different Government to Government (Foreign Military Sales) and Direct Funding mechanisms for RSAF projects.