6 months ago
The Aircraft Mechanic Helper assists Aircraft Mechanic in servicing, repairing and overhauling aircraft and aircraft engines, performing any combination of the following duties.
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract)
May be required to make entries in aircraft logs and records. Prioritizes workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects.
Comply with all current sections of COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2 series applicable to aircraft maintenance and ALSS.
Adjusts and replaces parts such as control cables, fuel tanks, spark plugs, tires, batteries and filters, using mechanic's tools.
Removes inspection plates, cowling, engine covers, floor boards, and related items to provide access for inspection and repair, and replaces items when work is completed.
Disconnects instruments, ignition systems, and fuel and oil lines.
Assists in dismantling, repairing, overhauling or replacing parts and assemblies such as engines, plumbing and hydraulic systems, and aircraft structural sections.
Performs routine duties such as furnishing materials, tools and supplies to mechanic, lifting and holding materials in place during operation; cleaning work areas and machines, tools, and equipment.
Cleans aircraft, interior and exterior parts and assemblies with solvents or other cleaning solutions.
Inflates tires, fills gasoline tanks and oil reservoirs, and greases aircraft, using grease gun.
May assist flight line mechanic in servicing and repairing aircraft prior to flight.
Perform other job related duties as may be assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
Possess a valid US State driver's license.
Ability to read and interpret data is required.
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
Ability to obtain a Government flight line driver’s license.
Ability to obtain a secret security clearance.
Experience & Education
High School degree or equivalent required.
Completion of specialized courses in aircraft structural repair is desired.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
May work in Aircraft maintenance hangar or outside.
May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles, or aircraft.
Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for certain periods throughout the day.
Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands.
Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.
May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
May be required to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
Must be able to see imperfections, micrometer readings and other small scales.
Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, APU, etc.
May vary by location.