Primary Location: JAPAN-OCONUS-FUTEMMA OKINAWA
Security Clearance: Secret
The Aircraft Mechanic III maintains repairs and modifies aircraft structures, structural components and engines of complex to extreme difficulty.
- Maintains and repairs aircraft components including but not limited to flight controls, engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems and mechanical components
- Applies technical knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment malfunctions
- Applies technical expertise in restoring equipment condition and operation.
- Applies professional technical expertise and guidance to solve complex problems by interpreting technical data such as blueprints or manufactures' manuals.
- Perform other qualified duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
- Thorough knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting/repair procedures and replacement of components.
- Thorough knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modification and repair and the ability to determine functionality of non-complex electrical systems.
- Detailed knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, cable tensiometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers, etc.
- Able to prioritize workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects.
- Possess the experience and ability to provide technical support to structural/mechanical engineers and customers alike
- Excellent organizational skills in prioritizing workload to meet aircraft delivery schedule.
- Basic computer data entry skills required for use of maintenance and logistics databases.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Experience & Education
- High School Graduate or equivalent required.
- Five (5) or more years’ experience in aircraft maintenance on the type of aircraft being serviced or related experience required.
- FAA Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) license is preferred.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Required to climb, stand, stoop, bend, stretch, crouch and work in tiring and uncomfortable position.
- Frequently lifts parts and equipment up to 20 pounds. Occasionally lifts objects up to 50 pounds.
- Most heavy lifting is accomplished through the use of mechanical devices.
- May work in aircraft maintenance hangar or outside and be subject to extreme weather conditions.
- 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 as required.