Essential Duties and Accountabilities:
Maintains assigned aircraft in accordance with customer, manufacturer, and company procedures.
Responsible for all egress system on and off equipment maintenance for T45 aircraft.
Removes, transports, inspects, repairs, and reinstalls ejection seats.
Inspects, repairs, and cleans seat harnesses.
Inventories, stores, removes, and replaces Cartridge Actuated Devices and Propulsion Actuated Devices explosive items.
Maintains environmental system for T-45 aircraft.
Maintains and inspects canopy and canopy explosive devices.
Maintains and inspects On-Board Oxygen Generating System (OBOGS).
Performs aircraft scheduled/unscheduled on and off equipment maintenance.
Performs aircraft corrosion control procedures to include wash, wipe down, polish, and vacuum.
Operates Ground Support Equipment (GSE), flight line vehicles, and other support equipment as required.
Drives tugs for the purpose of towing equipment and aircraft.
Annotates maintenance actions on aircraft forms and Visual Information Display Systems (VIDS)/Maintenance Action Forms (MAF) or within Optimized Organizational Maintenance Activity (OOMA) Systems.
Orders aircraft/equipment parts.
Supervises/assists in aircraft/equipment movement and flight line foreign object prevention walks.
Practices good housekeeping, tool control, Foreign Object Damage (FOD) awareness/prevention, and safety at all times.
Performs other job duties as assigned.
May be required to perform off-site service on assigned detachments.
Must be able to travel at least 25% of the time. Have an in-depth knowledge (aircraft/vehicle movement and safety/hazards) of flight line operations.
Have an in-depth knowledge of aircraft common and special tools and test equipment.
Must be able to read, interpret, follow and comprehend schematic diagrams, drawings, charts, and other technical publications.
Have a working knowledge of basic computer systems.
May be required to work with job-required hazardous materials.
May be required to conduct specialty on-the-job training.
Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Must have three (3) years of experience within the last six (6) years in ejection seat maintenance and three (3) years of recent system component repair experience. Must be a graduate of a military or factory equivalent ejection seat course of instruction. OOMA experience preferred.
Must be capable of obtaining Non-Nuclear Ordnance Certification. Must deal with the customer and company employees in a courteous, professional, and effective manner.
Must be experienced in environmental control systems.
Must have an in-depth working knowledge of aircraft safety directives.
Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.
Must have a current state driver's license, and be able to obtain and maintain a Government flight line driver’s license.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a level or security clearance required by the Company and/or Government.
This classification is usually accomplished in a maintenance hanger/outdoor flight line-like environment and as such requires the scope of physical movements and postures normally associated with on equipment/aircraft activities. Typical physical activities include climbing, standing, bending, pushing, kneeling, stretching, extensive walking, and working in tiring uncomfortable positions. Must be able to regularly lift 35 pounds unassisted. May occasionally be required to lift 50 pounds unassisted. Special vision abilities to perform this job are close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus.
The diversity of work conditions may range from an environment where there is little or no physical discomfort, to an environment where inclement weather may subject the individual to severe changes in temperature, wind, rain, etc. May be required to work in areas where high noise hazards may prevail. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and electrical shock hazards.
Licensing and Certification Requirements:
The following need to be obtained within the first 6 months of hire, unless otherwise stated:
•Aviation Structure Mechanic (Safety Equipment) Course or AME “A” School
•Formal/Specialized Training or Equivalent
•Hazardous Waste Communication Training
•FOD and Tool Control Procedures (TCP) Awareness Trained
•Security Clearance Awareness Training
•OPNAV INST 4790.2 Program Awareness
•ISO 9110 Program Awareness
•OOMA NALCOMIS Trained
•Valid State Drivers License (upon applying)
•Support Equipment Operation
•Collateral Duty Inspector (CDI)/Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative (CDQAR)
•Plane Captain Certified #
•Non-Nuclear Ordnance Certified
•Aircraft Brake Rider Certified
•Aircraft Towing Certified
•Fuel Surveillance Trained #
•Operational Risk Management (ORM) Training
•Egress System Checkout
Vertex 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.
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