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Maintenance Repair Operations, Unlicensed Mechanic / Technician
United States
Not specified
Job description

Primary responsibility is to repair machinery or mechanical equipment as well as performing engine buildup. Examines aircraft contractor furnished support equipment (CFSE) to diagnose source of trouble. Dismantling or partly dismantling CFSE and performing repairs that mainly involve the use of hand tools in replacing broken or defective parts; ordering replacement parts through PMO or sending the equipment out for major repairs; perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

Principal Accountabilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following duties. Additional essential functions may be identified by the organization and listed as such in the incumbent’s performance appraisal element. Various tasks may be assigned under each essential function. Those that are listed under the examples of work are not all inclusive; they are examples only and may be amended or added to as need by the organization.

  • Inspecting and repairing ground support equipment
  • Installing and removing Quick Engine Change (QEC) kits on aircraft engines
  • Dealing with Coworkers/Clients/Public

Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following tasks. These tasks may be amended or other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

  • Performing engine QEC buildup actions, both assembly and tear down.
  • Determining serviceability of QEC items.
  • Completing all required documentation and tagging requirements of QEC items.
  • Order QEC parts from COMBS.
  • Refer to technical publications to determine specifications to be met.
  • Track and record calibration dates to insure that support equipment is up to date.
  • Keep files with documentation and certifications of calibrated equipment.
  • Ensure that equipment is sent out for calibration when due.
  • Ensure that all equipment is accounted for.
  • Assign I.D. numbers to each piece of equipment.
  • When turning over equipment to the operating command make certain to have them sign a receipts for all equipment to keep on file in COMBS.
  • Each I.D. number must have a file of record.
  • Performs maintenance and inspections on (CFSE) according to applicable maintenance manuals, manufacturer specifications and FAA regulations.
  • Research and order materials for repair of support equipment.
  • Performs engine QEC build-up actions, i.e. assembly and teardown.
  • Cleaning of warehouse, shops, offices and restrooms as required.
  • Clerical and other assigned duties as required.

Incumbent performs other job-related tasks as assigned and required; any duties/tasks included in the employee’s performance evaluation elements are essential to that employee’ position with the job classification.


The following minimum qualifications have been identified by subject matter expert's (SME'S) who have supervised this position or functioned in the position; they are based on job analysis information supplied by these SME'S. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the Director of Human Resources in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position. If a candidate believes he/she needs a reasonable accommodation to meet these minimum qualifications or, if called for an interview, to attend such an interview, the candidate must notify the Director of Human Resources in writing of the need for the accommodation and identify the specific accommodation requested.

  • Understanding of scheduling techniques and technical order requirements.
  • Ability to accurately troubleshoot and repair complex aircraft engine/support equipment systems.
  • Mental and visual ability to read and understand detailed technical publications and instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal courteously with the customer.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles sufficient to perform the job, duties, and tasks associated with the position;
  • Knowledge of contractual requirements
  • Extensive working knowledge in logistics and data information systems.

Experience & Education

  • Graduation from a standard four (4) year high school or equivalent (GED).
  • Minimum three (3) years recent aircraft maintenance experience.
  • Valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance or smell. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and work with explosives. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to usually very loud. On occasion, individuals may also be required to work in areas where high noise hazards prevail, thus requiring the use of adequate ear protection.