This position is posted to give interested candidates a means of applying for positions currently pending contract award at Holloman's AFB. Possible skillsets needed for this program include, but aren't limited to:
- General Fighter Aircraft Mechanic
- Engine Mechanics
- Avionics (Fighter Experience) Mechanics
- Electro/Environmental (Fighter Experience) Mechanics
- Weapon Systems Mechanics
The Aircraft Mechanic – Fixed Wing troubleshoots and repairs malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, flight surfaces and controls, anti-icing, pneudraulic, engines, auxiliary power unit, and ventilation and heating systems.
- Repairs, replaces, and rebuilds 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.
- Reads and interprets manufacturers' and airline's maintenance manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
- Performs 100-hour, progressive, isochronal, phase, periodic, and other hourly or calendar inspections, examines reciprocating engines for cracked cylinders and oil leaks, and listens to operating engine to detect and diagnose malfunctions, such as sticking or burnt valves, inspects jet engines and components for cracks, corrosion, foreign object damage, burned areas, distortions, security, warping, wear, and missing segments.
- Inspects jet engine turbine blades to detect cracks, distortion, corrosion, burn-out, security, or breaks, tests engine operation using testing equipment; such as ignition analyzer, compression checker, distributor timer, ammeter, and jet calibration (Jetcal) tester, to locate source of malfunction.
- Replaces or repairs worn or damaged components, such as carburetors, alternators, magnetos, fuel controls, fuel pumps, oil pumps, and engine mounted gearboxes, and compressor bleed valves using hand tools, gauges, and test equipment; removes engine from aircraft using hoist or forklift truck, disassembles and inspects parts for wear, cracks, security, or other defects, and repairing or replacing defective engine parts and reassembles and installs engine in aircraft.
- Adjusts, repairs, or replaces electrical wiring system and aircraft accessories, performs preflight, thru-flight, and post-flight maintenance inspections, performs miscellaneous duties to service aircraft, including flushing crankcase, cleaning screens and filters, greasing moving parts, and checking brakes.
- Supervises the jacking and towing of aircraft, enters in the maintenance records description of the work performed and verifies the work was performed satisfactorily, 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, and may specialize in engine repair.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Skilled in the repair and modification of aircraft to include dynamic components, engines, avionics, and fuel systems and know the maintenance related operational limitations and parameters.
- Knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting, repair procedures and replacement of parts.
- Thorough knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers.
- Ability to use hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment such as shears, sheet metal brake, welding equipment, rivet gun, and drills.
- Working knowledge of aircraft sub-systems, including maintenance parameters, systems operation, limitations, and technical orders.
- Able to prioritize workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects.
- Ability to read and interpret data is required.
- Working knowledge of various computer applications such as Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook) required for use of maintenance and logistics databases.
Experience & Education
- High School Diploma or equivalent required.
- Four (4) or more years aircraft maintenance experience.
- Experience working with multi-engine turbo-prop aircraft.
- Must possess knowledge of aircraft specific sub-systems, including maintenance parameters, systems operation, limitations, and technical orders.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Required to climb, stand, stoop, bend, stretch, crouch and work in tiring and uncomfortable position.
- Frequently lifts parts and equipment up to 20 pounds. Occasionally lifts objects up to 50 pounds.
- Most heavy lifting is accomplished through the use of mechanical devices.
- May be required to travel to and between remote location(s) in austere environments.
- 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 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.
- Ability to travel domestically (10% of the time).