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Aircraft Mechanic I - DEA Program - Fort Worth,

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Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
36 days ago

The Aircraft Mechanic I is responsible to the Lead Mechanic and performs work under FARs and a Part 145 Repair Station supporting customer flight operations, maintenance, repairs, and modifications. Aviation Operations Center (AOC) at Alliance Airport, Fort Worth, Texas.

The essential functions include but are not limited to, the following duties. Additional essential functions may be identified by the organization and listed as such in the incumbent's performance appraisal elements. Various tasks may be assigned under each essential function. Those that are listed under the examples of work are not all-inclusive; they are examples only and may be amended or added to as needed by the organization.

  • Has a high level of experience to perform moderately difficult work and the technical expertise to solve complex problems
  • Occasionally leads a team through complex projects and prioritizes maintaining schedules
  • Can work independently or under a supervisor
  • May be required to make aircraft logbook entries and release aircraft for return to service
  • Maintains, repairs, and modifies aircraft structures and structural components of moderate difficulty
  • Maintains and repairs aircraft components
  • Applies technical knowledge of airframe and powerplant systems in determining equipment malfunctions
  • Travel up to 50 % to various locations
  • Performs other duties as assigned

The incumbent performs other job-related tasks as assigned and required; any duties/tasks included in the employee's performance evaluation elements are essential to that employee's position within the job classification. 


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Technical trade school, military experience, or equivalent on-the-job training required
  • Hold a valid Airframe & Powerplant certificate issued by the FAA required
  • Minimum of 5 years hands-on experience as an A&P; 3 of the 5 years with experience on High Wing Cessna 206/210 series, King Air series, Challenger, Citation, Bell 407, 412, or MD-500 helicopters or similar aircraft (preferred). 
  • Experience shall be in a similar position within the last twelve (12) months. Shall possess a working knowledge of the applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and their application to the airframe and powerplant troubleshooting procedures and techniques.


The following skills and abilities are required:

  • Extensive knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modifications and repair, and a working knowledge of composite repairs. (preferred)  
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must own sufficient hand tools to perform A&P duties
  • The ability to obtain a Department of Justice (DOJ) Security Clearance is required
  • Must maintain a valid US Passport and the appropriate vaccinations required for international travel.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Thorough knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting, repair procedures, and replacement of parts
  • Basic knowledge of electrical theory
  • Rotor & propeller track and balance experience using common equipment (i.e. Chadwick, MicroVibe, and RADS)
  • Thorough knowledge of aircraft's unique tools
  • Working knowledge of technical publications
  • Receives technical guidance, as required, from supervisor or higher-level technician
  • Occasionally leads teams through more complex aircraft-relevant tasks
  • May be required to make entries in aircraft logs and records and approve aircraft for service return.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

The employee is required to perform aircraft maintenance in areas that may require the employee to stand; walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may be required to reach with hands and arms and push and pull items. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds regularly.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Normal day-to-day working conditions are inside an aircraft hangar with good ventilation and airflow. Work may be required in outside weather conditions where employees will be exposed to all types of environmental conditions and extremes such as hot, cold, rain, wind, etc. 

While performing duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles, and risk of electrical shock. The employee is required to wear personal protective equipment including eye protection, ear protection, hand protection, respirators, masks, aprons; leather safety shoes, steel toe shoes, fall protection harness, and other equipment anytime the potential for hazards exists. The employee is occasionally exposed to highly precarious places, confined spaces, toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of radiation; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

V2X is committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment in which we recognize and value each other’s differences as well as fostering a culture that promotes its core values: Professionalism, Integrity, and Respect. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Employee benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits
  • Retirement plan
  • Wellness programs
  • Paid time off, including holidays
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Employee assistance resources

Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time and may be modified at the discretion of the company, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans

Travel Required

Yes. 50%

Qualifications Experience


Public Trust Clearance Required.


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