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Job Role:
Maintenance Repair Operations, Unlicensed Mechanic / Technician
United States
Aircraft type:
Helicopter Sikorsky
Job description
  • In addition this position shall troubleshoot malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, flight surfaces and controls, anti-icing, pneudraulic, engines, auxiliary power unit, and ventilation and heating systems.
  • This mechanic 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.
  • This worker 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.
  • This mechanic 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.
  • Work involves: replacing or repairing 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 testing equipment; removing engine from aircraft, using hoist or forklift truck, disassembling and inspecting parts for wear, cracks, security, or other defects, and repairing or replacing defective engine parts and reassembles and installs engine in aircraft.
  • Job duties require that this mechanic: 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.
  • This incumbent 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.

If the Aircraft Mechanic I did not complete an Army aircraft repair schooling and certification, they will be required to be licensed by Federal Aviation Administration.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Courses in mathematics, algebra, chemistry, physics, mechanical drawing, and metal working are desirable.
  • Must speak, read, write, and understand English with the ability to interpret technical data and special operating instructions in the same language.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, Detail-oriented.
  • Current valid U.S. Driver’s License and if required, must be able to obtain and maintain a government driver’s license.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain any security clearance or base access as required by the contract.
  • Must be physically capable of performing all assigned duties.
  • Must be able to lift/pull/tug up to 75 lbs.
  • Environment ranges from office to hangar and flight line and requires extensive climbing, standing, stooping, bending, pushing, kneeling, stretching, and walking demands.
  • May be required to work in other work sections throughout the contract where individual possesses required experience, training, and/or certifications.
  • Perform housekeeping duties in the work areas, 100’ around facilities and assigned vehicles.
  • Must be willing to work overtime, any shift and/or flexible schedules as required to support the workload, mission, and customer requirements.
  • Reliable, self-motivated, and able to deal with stressful situations and timelines while maintaining a professional and non-confrontational attitude.
  • Member must demonstrate/possess a strong willingness and desire to learn.
  • Must have the ability to deal courteously, professionally and effectively with the customer.
  • Take direction from Supervisors and Lead Technicians.
  • Must be willing to deploy to support off-station requirements.
  • Must have practical knowledge of a wide range of common and specialized tools.
  • Performs any other supportive duties as assigned.