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CBA Aircraft Mechanic - T-45 Kingsville, TX

Vertex Current Openings
Kingsville, Kleberg County, Texas
155 days ago

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs modifications, removal, replacement, and re-installation actions; part fabrication; layouts, templates, etc., for structural integrity, quality, and completeness of work.
Adjusts, sets-up, troubleshoots, repairs, and demonstrates correct usage of shop metalworking equipment, hand tools, powered tools, fastener installation tooling, and fixtures that are used for aircraft structural maintenance.
Develops, designs, recommends, and determines structural repair and replacement requirements and procedures to include but not limited to fastener and material type, damaged area cutouts, etc.
Develops, designs, recommends, inspects, and determines metal, plastic, phenolic, and fiberglass part fabrication procedures and template requirements to include layout, fastener and material type, quality, and completeness of work.
Assists in P&E report preparation.
Sets-up and uses sight levels and transits. Performs aircraft optical alignment checks as required.
Provides technical assistance, guidance, and instruction as required.
Maintains and/or completes the required records and applicable maintenance forms.
Use schematics, drawings, charts, and other applicable publications to troubleshoot, repair, test, and modify assigned systems.
Performs aircraft inventory, acceptance, and transfer inspections.
CDI Certified, as required.
Performs engine, flight control, and landing gear rigging.
May be required to perform off-site service on assigned detachments.
Turn-up aircraft as required.
May be required to perform collateral duty inspection assignments.
Troubleshoot, service, and repair aircraft engines, airframes, and systems to ensure air-worthiness.
Repair, replaces, and rebuild major aircraft structures such as wings, fuselage, empennage, and landing gear systems.
Performs aircraft surface controls, engine, and landing gear rigging.
Determine the feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components using the manufacturer’s manuals, service bulletins, and applicable publications.
Remove and replace aircraft engines utilizing appropriate support equipment.
Performs miscellaneous duties to include turn flushing, cleaning, lubing of aircraft systems and components.
Maintain cleanliness of the work center and around your assigned work area.
Responsible for adhering to all applicable Foreign Object Damage (FOD) prevention rules and regulations.
Responsible for adhering to Company Tool Control Program.
Documents work accomplished on Maintenance Action Form (MAF) or NALCOMIS System.

Qualification Standards:

Must have a minimum of two (2) years experience, in the last 10 years, as an Airframe Structural Mechanic OR satisfactory completion of T45 OJT Program. Must be familiar with aircraft systems, tools, drawings, schematics, and normal safety requirements. Must have experience in corrosion detection, treatment, and prevention.
Must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Satisfactory completion of U.S. Navy aircraft structural repair AMS “A” or “B” school or equivalent aircraft structural repair courses preferred but not required. FAA Airframe license, desired, but not required. Must be able to meet any Government/Company licensing/qualification requirements for the position. Must be able to obtain the level of security clearance required by the Government. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English. Must be able to obtain and maintain CAC and required DOD clearance. Must have a valid state driver's license.

Physical Demands: 

This classification activity is usually accomplished in a shop environment and as such requires the scope of physical movements and postures normally associated with shop activities.  May be required to lift objects whose weight normally will not exceed 50 pounds.  Special vision abilities required to perform this job are close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus.

Work Environment:

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 individuals to severe changes of temperature, wind, rain, etc.  May be required to work in areas where high noise hazards prevail.  May be exposed to electrical shock hazards.  May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  May work around moving mechanical parts.

Licensing/Certifications Requirements:

Must obtain the following within six (6) months of the start date, unless otherwise stated:

  • Formal or Specialized Training/Equivalent
  • Hazardous Waste Communications Training
  • FOD and TCP Awareness Trained
  • Security Clearance Awareness Training
  • OPNAV INST 4790.2 Program Awareness
  • ISO 9001***** Program Awareness
  • OIMA / NALCOMIS System
  • Valid State Drivers License- Upon hire
  • FAA Airframes & Power Plants (A&P) (desired) *
  • Support Equipment Operators License
  • ESD Awareness Trained
  • Hydraulic Contamination Trained
  • Brake Rider Certified #
  • Tire and Wheel Certification
  • Aircraft Towing Certification #
  • Collateral Duty Inspector #
  • Egress System Checkout #
  • Plane Captain Certified #
  • Fuel Surveillance Trained #
  • Close Hole Tolerance Trained #- within 70 days
  • Composite Repair Certified #
  • Operational Risk Management (ORM) Training
  • Respirator Trained and Fitted #


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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