The Aircraft Mechanic Helper assists Aircraft Mechanic in servicing, repairing and overhauling aircraft and aircraft engines, performing any combination of the following duties.
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract)
- Adjusts and replaces parts such as control cables, fuel tanks, tires, batteries and filters, and other parts as assigned using mechanic's tools.
- Removes inspection plates, cowling, engine covers, floor panels, and related items to provide access for inspection and repair, and replaces items when work is completed.
- Disconnects instruments, ignition systems, and fuel and oil lines.
- Assists in dismantling, repairing, overhauling or replacing parts and assemblies such as engines, plumbing and hydraulic systems, and aircraft structural sections.
- Performs routine duties such as furnishing materials, tools and supplies to mechanic, lifting and holding materials in place during operation, and cleaning work areas and machines, tools, and equipment.
- Cleans aircraft, interior and exterior parts and assemblies with solvents or other cleaning solutions.
- Inflates tires, fills fuel tanks and oil reservoirs, and greases aircraft, using grease gun.
- May assist flight line mechanic in servicing and repairing aircraft prior to flight.
- Performs other job related duties as may be assigned.
- Possess a valid driver's license.
- Ability to read and interpret data is required.
- Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
- Ability to obtain a Government flight line driver’s license.
Experience & Education
- High school degree or equivalent required.
- Completion of specialized courses in aircraft maintenance is desired.
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 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 walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for certain periods throughout the day.
- Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands.
- May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
- Typically not required