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Aircraft Mechanic II - Parachute Rigger - F-18

Vertex Current Openings
Lake California, Tehama County, California
195 days ago


Occupational Summary:

The Aircraft Mechanic II (Parachute Rigger) is required to maintain and service the aircraft and aircrew Aviation Life Support Systems (ALSS) systems/components as required in support of the Program in accordance with applicable publications and governing instructions.


Principle Accountabilities:

- Inspects, maintains and repairs parachutes, seat pans, survival equipment, flight protective equipment and clothing, packs and rigs parachutes, packs and equips life rafts.

- Fits and maintains oxygen masks, flight clothing, anti-exposure suits, anti-G suits and aircraft oxygen systems.

- Operates and maintains carbon dioxide transfer and recharge equipment - Operates and repairs sewing machines

- Conducts special calendar/periodic inspections of survival equipment

- Operates parachute lofts and survival equipment work centers.


Knowledge & Skills:

- Applies comprehensive technical experience to solve moderate to complex problems by interpreting technical documentation such as blueprints or manufacturer’s manuals.

- As required by site operations and site management, be certified as a CDI and or a QASO.

- Knowledge of the use of aircraft hand tools, special tools, and test equipment is required.

- Recent experience with F/A-18A-F, EA-18G, MH-60S or AV-8B aircraft strongly preferred.


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 lift weights at or about of 50 pounds

- 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, forklift, APU, etc.



  • The candidate shall be a qualified PR “A” School graduate or equivalent Air Force or Army MOS course in accordance with the CNAFINST 4790.2 Series to be allowed to perform ALSS system maintenance.
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years of practical experience at the O or I-level, performed within the last five (5) years, is required.
  • Must be able to work any shift
  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Secret Clearance. Note: US Citizenship is required to obtain a Secret Clearance.


  • Benefits include the following:
    • Healthcare coverage
    • Retirement plan
    • Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits
    • 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.














Compensation & Benefits HOURLY $45.88  

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