Primary Location UNITED STATES-CALIFORNIA-CHINA LAKE
The Airframe Worker (Fixed Wing) is required to maintain and service the applicable aircraft airframe and hydraulic systems/components as required in support of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 31 RDT&E Programs in accordance with applicable publications and governing instructions
- Services, repairs and overhauls aircraft to ensure airworthiness.
- Repairs, replaces and rebuilds aircraft structures, 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 as required to assist Aircraft Mechanics.
- 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.
- Assists in the inspection of airframe components for fluid leaks, cracks and other damage. Assists in troubleshooting, removal, replacement and repair of aircraft structural and hydraulic system components.
- Performs miscellaneous duties to service aircraft systems.
Knowledge & Skills
- 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 fire fighting 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 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.