San Luis Obispo, CA
6 Month Contract
Previous Experience on General Atomics UAV products preferred (Predator)
This is an exciting opportunity to support Lockheed Martin’s Fury unmanned aircraft team in San Luis Obispo, CA. The Airframe/Powerplant (A&P) Technician reports to the Operations Production Manager. The technician will perform aircraft production builds in a cell based production environment using technical data and planning, aircraft depot overhaul and maintenance work to the highest standards.
The A&P Technician will perform inspections, preventive maintenance, servicing, troubleshooting, part replacement, and repairs on Lockheed Martin aircraft airframes, engines and avionics systems. The technician’s specific duties will include performing all work in accordance with procedures specified in production or depot planning, released engineering drawings, prototype engineering data, aircraft and sub assembly build books, the aircraft maintenance manuals, test cards, service bulletins, FAA Directives, and our Lockheed Martin Operating Manual.
The technician will record all work performed on the aircraft in accordance with all pertinent military, referenced FAA requirements, engineering data, established maintenance manual procedures and FURY planning document requirements. The technician may perform aircraft dispatch and recovery tasks as scheduled and assigned to include: pre-checks, refueling, engine runs, post flight inspection, servicing, aircraft cleaning, and executing all required paperwork and communications to management. The technician will follow policies and procedures set forth in the Lockheed Martin FOD/Tool Control Section of Operations Manual.
The technician will, when scheduled, accompany aircraft on missions to perform any required servicing, repairs, or contract maintenance oversight. The technician will maintain Ground Support Equipment as assigned. The technician will perform Lockheed Martin fuel farm/fueling duties as scheduled and assigned. The technician will follow all procedures set forth in the Lockheed Martin SOPs. The technician will follow all established Environmental Safety and Health policies, procedures, and guidelines.
The technician will wear all required Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). The technician will maintain a constant vigilance against human factors related errors and reports all near miss related events to supervision. The technician will maintain professional proficiency by attending aircraft initial / differences, updates, advanced troubleshooting, and avionics training on type aircraft in current operations.
We offer a continuous learning environment with strong career growth and advancement opportunities.
Working Conditions: Our work will be performed in aircraft hangars, on the external flight test facility, or in repair shops. Will use hand and power tools along with test equipment. Noise levels are high and flight line technicians often work outdoors in inclement weather conditions when making emergency repairs. Sometimes the work requires the use of ladders or scaffolds and the physical demands can be heavy.
Specialized training in specific aspects of job functions and/or demonstrated ability to perform assigned tasks, and 5 or more years of experience is required. Recent military or civilian aircraft Airframe/Powerplant training or certification is required. Five to seven years of experience maintaining aircraft or UAVs is required. Experience maintaining aircraft avionics and communications systems is required. The ability to read and interpret aircraft engineering drawings is required. The ability to handle frequent lifts or pulls of up to 50 pounds are normal and the physical requirements include stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, and feeling is required. Computer skills are required. A working knowledge of Microsoft applications is required. Technical skills and troubleshooting skills sufficient to accomplish assigned tasks are required. The ability to work effectively in a team environment is required. The ability to follow detailed instructions and accomplish desired outcomes is required. An aptitude for understanding and working with electro-mechanical systems is required.
A current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe/Powerplant certification is desired. Demonstrated ability to use various types of aviation related ground support equipment is desired. Experience with compact avionics and wire harness assembly installation. Proficiency with web based aircraft maintenance tracking software is desired. Previous experience on General Atomics UAV products to include the Predator would be a plus. Experience with AAI UAV platforms to include RQ-7B Shadow would be a plus. Experience testing or flying UAV’s is desired. Experience maintaining UAV aircraft avionics and communications systems is desired. Prior military experience maintaining aircraft or UAV’s is desired.