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Job Role:
Airport and Ground Staff, Other
United States
Not specified
Job description


Security Clearance: Secret

Job Summary

The Aircraft Inspector monitors and evaluates all maintenance actions to ensure safe and reliable aircraft are provided in accordance with current technical manuals, directives and instructions applicable to the maintenance program.

Principal Accountabilities

(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)

  • Monitors contract compliance by all maintenance activities through the audit and surveillance requirements as defined in the Quality Assurance Manual.
  • Performs final inspections of all maintenance actions involving safety of flight or requiring certification by an Aircraft Inspector, except ejection seats and canopy systems.
  • Investigates safety incidents and assists in preparation of Engineering Investigation Request, Quality Deficiency Reports, Hazardous Material Reports, Technical Publications Deficiency Reports and Explosive Mishap Reporting as required
  • Reviews applicable maintenance forms and deficiency data to determine discrepancy trends and specific problem areas.
  • Assists in the drafting and development of work instructions, maintenance instructions, local maintenance requirement cards, and routine and continuing correspondence to all work centers detailing maintenance and program procedures and requirements.
  • Provides briefing and de-briefing the FCF pilots.
  • Assists in preparation of Quality Assurance Monthly Data Requirements List (CDRL's).
  • Assists in preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly Quality Assurance Control Status Report for inclusion in report to the Program Management Office.
  • Operates NALCOMIS OOMA data base information system.
  • Reviews incoming technical publications and directives to determine their application to the Maintenance Department.
  • Provides courteous and professional customer service.
  • Ensures compliance with and monitors all established general and industrial safety rules and regulations as applicable to the contract, facility and job assignment.
  • Assists as directed to ensure safety, security and preservation of government or company owned equipment.
  • Maintains cleanliness of work center.
  • Ensures compliance with Foreign Object Damage (FOD), Hazardous waste, Egress Familiarization, Hydraulic Contamination, Oil Surveillance, and tool control programs.
  • May be assigned as subject matter expert (SME) or training instructor as required.
  • Performs other qualified duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to read, write, understand, and communicate the English language and follow verbal and written instruction.
  • Working knowledge of NAMP CNAF 4790.2, NAVAIR 11-100-1.1 CD.
  • In-depth knowledge of Quality Assurance procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable safety and maintenance manuals.
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable maintenance or technical manuals and publications, technical directives, safety procedures, ground support equipment and special tools.
  • Ability to research, read and interpret drawings.
  • Knowledge and proficiency to operate the NALCOMIS OOMA data base information system.
  • Ability to write with clarity and technical accuracy.
  • Ability to brief and debrief Functional Check Flight pilots in requirements for functional check flights and expected results.
  • Ability to provide own hand tools.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable contractual performance work requirements.
  • Must be able to read, write, understand and communicate the English language and to follow verbal and written instructions.

Experience & Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Eight (8) or more years’ general experience in aircraft maintenance.
  • Satisfactory completion of U.S. Armed Forces aircraft mechanic and/ or airframe courses and/ or F.A.A. Airframe and power plant technical schools.
  • Completion of NALCOMIS (Optimized) OMA Quality Assurance Administration course (Course C-555-0046).
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license preferred.
  • Ability to meet any government, company licensing, or qualification requirements for the position.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Ability to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for extended periods throughout the day.
  • Ability to climb, bend, stoop, squat, crawl, crouch, kneel, lift, carry, balance and reach above shoulder level, push or pull weight up to seventy (70) pounds.
  • Ability to use eye hand coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Must have close vision to include color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to hear at the normal range.
  • Working conditions may range from standard shop to environment where inclement weather may subject individual to severe changes in temperature, wind, rain, etc.
  • May be required to work where high noise hazards prevail.
  • May be required to wear protective clothing or other safety equipment.
  • May be required to interpret Material Safety Data Sheets and handle hazardous materials and chemicals.
  • May require the use of respirator.


  • Ability to travel in support of cross-country rescues and detachments of unknown duration.