Security Clearance: Secret
The Transient Alert Technician services aircraft, performing any combination of the following tasks, directs incoming and outgoing aircraft near terminal or flight line parking area to assist pilot's maneuvering of the aircraft on ground, using hand or light signals or drives light truck with guiding sign, and secures aircraft in parking position with blocks, stakes, and tie downs.
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract)
- Operates service vehicles to replenish fuel, oil, water, waste system chemicals, oxygen, hydraulic fluid, and to remove waste, enters in the maintenance records description of the servicing performed, checks for fuel contamination by draining sumps and fuel drains.
- Operates ground support equipment such as electrical power supply and engine starting units.
- Examines tires for specified air pressure and condition.
- Assists in jacking and towing aircraft, removes and replaces defective tires.
- Positions and removes boarding platforms to unload or load aircraft passengers, unloads and loads luggage and cargo, using tow truck with luggage carts.
- Cleans exterior or interior of aircraft, using portable platform ladders, brushes, rags, water hose, and vacuum. May de-ice aircraft wings and assemblies.
- Load and unload containers of food, beverages, and dishes for in-flight meal services.
- Trace lost luggage for customers and prepare lost baggage claims.
- Install drag chutes or retrieve them and send them to parachute shop for repacking.
- Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge & Skills
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures
- Additional knowledge/skill requirements may be required by assignment or contract
Experience & Education
- Three (3) or more years of experience in aircraft servicing
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Additional experience/education may be required by assignment or contract
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable
- Long hours, exposure to weather, dust, and hazardous/harsh conditions
- Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally