The Aircrew Life Support Equipment (ALSE) Technician will manage and perform inspections, maintenance, and adjustments of aircrew life support and chemical defense equipment and perform aircrew life support training.
Inspect, maintain, repair, test, and adjust aircrew life support and chemical defense equipment such as flight helmets, survival kits, night vision systems, eye and respiratory protective equipment, chemical biological protective equipment, gas masks, night-vision goggles, life rafts, personal flight gear, chemical suits, life preservers and encrypted radios.
Use, adjust, maintain and repair sewing machines.
Remove, install, inspect, and maintain ejection seats.
Manufacture various types of fabric work and webbing assemblies used in survival equipment.
Use various types of test equipment such as radio testers, and other types of testers to conduct reliability testing on aircrew life support and chemical defense equipment.
Maintain inspection and accountability documentation on life support equipment issued to aircrews or on aircraft.
Conduct and manage aircrew life support continuation and chemical defense equipment training classes. Instruct aircrews on equipment use, operation, and techniques such as evasion procedures, emergency egress, combat survival procedures, environmental hazards, and other survival actions. Instruct aircrew of chemical defense donning, doffing, and decontaminating procedures.
Plan, direct, organize, and evaluate aircrew life support operational aspects such as equipment accountability, personnel reliability, mobility readiness, and other activities.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience, education or training which has provided the applicant with a knowledge of equipment maintenance work, skill in reading engineering drawings and specifications, using test instruments, making computations and keeping records
Ability to speak, read and write fluently in English.
Must be a U.S. citizen.
Experience & Education
High school degree or equivalent.
One year of aircrew life support equipment military experience or equivalent civilian experience.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
May work in aircraft maintenance hangar or outside.
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 and internationally.