5 months ago
The Aircraft Mechanic (General/Structural/Avionic/Electrical) troubleshoots malfunctions in various aircraft systems and performs general mechanical maintenance of the assigned aircraft. Services, repairs, and overhauls aircraft and aircraft engines to ensure airworthiness.
Repair, replace, and rebuild aircraft structures, such as wings and fuselage, and functional components including rigging, surface controls, and plumbing and hydraulic units, using hand-tools, power tools, machines, and equipment such as shears, sheet-metal brake, welding equipment, rivet gun, and drills.
Read and interpret manufacturers' and service maintenance manuals, service bulletins, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
Examine engines for cracked cylinders and oil leaks, and listens to operating engine to detect and diagnose malfunctions, such as sticking or burnt valves.
Inspect turbine blades to detect cracks or breaks.
Test engine operation, using testing equipment, such as ignition analyzer, compression checker, distributor timer, and ammeter, to locate source of malfunction.
Replace or repair worn or damaged components, such as carburetors, alternators, and magnetos, using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment.
Remove engine from aircraft, using hoist or forklift truck.
Disassemble and inspect parts for wear, warping, or other defects.
Repair or replace defective engine parts and reassembles and installs engine in aircraft.
Adjust, repair, or replace electrical wiring systems and aircraft accessories.
Perform miscellaneous duties to service aircraft, including flushing crankcase, cleaning screens, greasing moving parts, and checking brakes.
May service engines and airframe components at line station making repairs, short of overhaul, required to keep aircraft in safe operating condition.
May specialize in work, repair and modification of structural, precision, and functional spare parts and assemblies.
May specialize in engine repair.
Perform other qualified duties as required.
Knowledge & Skills
Knowledge of military publications, drawings, blueprints and microfilm.
Thorough knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting/repair procedures and replacement of components.
Thorough knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modification and repair and the ability to determine functionality of non-complex electrical systems.
Detailed knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, cable tensiometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers, etc.
Able to prioritize workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects.
Basic computer data entry skills required for use of maintenance and logistics databases.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Experience & Education
High School diploma
Minimum four (4) years recent experience in relevant aircraft/systems.
A&P License/FAA Certification preferred.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Must be able to lift/push/pull minimum of 75 pounds.
Work may be outdoors in extreme weather conditions.
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.
Will handle dirty parts and lubricants.
May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, etc.
May work in maintenance shop or outside.
Travel between work locations may be required.