UNITED STATES-CALIFORNIA-CHINA LAKE
Security Clearance: Secret
The Aircraft Mechanic II (Airframe) is required to maintain and service the applicable aircraft airframe and hydraulic systems/components as required in support of the program in accordance with applicable publications and governing instructions.
- Services, repairs and overhauls aircraft to ensure airworthiness.
- Repairs, replaces and rebuilds aircraft structures of moderate difficulty, such as wings, fuselage, surface controls and functional components to include rigging, plumbing and hydraulic units utilizing hand tools, power tools, machines and equipment such as shears, sheet metal brake, welding equipment, rivet guns and drills.
- Reads and interprets manufacturer’s publications, maintenance manuals, service bulletins and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
- Inspects airframe components for fluid leaks, cracks and other damage.
- Troubleshoot, remove, replace and repair aircraft structural and hydraulic system components.
- Perform miscellaneous duties to service aircraft systems.
- Shall be able to correctly prioritize workload to maintain schedules and maintenance standards on assigned projects.
Knowledge & Skills
- May be required to become Plane Captain certified in accordance with approved certification process for each T/M/S applicable to their background.
- Engine turn qualified and Auxiliary Power Unit designated personnel shall be at a minimum for level II mechanics.
- As required by site operations and site management, be certified as a CDl.
- Knowledge of the use of aircraft hand tools, special tools, and test equipment is required.
- Must have a working knowledge of aircraft safety requirements and know how to operate portable firefighting equipment.
Experience & Education
- The candidate must have completed the Navy Class "C" school in airframe and hydraulic repair or have minimum recent and applicable years’ experience.
- Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Organizational Level airframes/hydraulics maintenance
- Must have a high school diploma or GED.
- Must have a valid drivers’ license and be eligible to qualify for and able to maintain a secret level clearance.
- Recent experience with F-18A-F, EA-18G, MH-60S or AV-8B aircraft strongly preferred.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- May work in aircraft maintenance hangar or outside.
- 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.
- Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for certain periods throughout the day.
- Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands.
- Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.
- May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
- May be required to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
- Must be able to see imperfections, micrometer readings and other small scales.
- Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
- Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
- May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, APU, etc.