Patuxent River NAS - Maryland
The Aircraft Mechanic
troubleshoots malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, flight surfaces
and controls, anti-icing, pneudraulic, engines, auxiliary power unit, and
ventilation and heating systems to ensure aircraft remains in safe operating condition.
Maintains repairs and modifies aircraft structures and structural components of
moderate difficulty. Receives technical guidance, as required, from supervisor
or higher-level technician, will occasionally be required to lead teams through
more complex aircraft relevant tasks.
·Maintains and repairs aircraft
components including but not limited to flight controls, engines, hydraulics,
pneumatics, fuel systems, and mechanical components.
·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
·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.
·Applies technical knowledge of
airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment malfunctions.
·Applies required expertise in
restoring equipment condition and or operation.
·Applies comprehensive technical
expertise to solve moderate to complex problems by interpreting technical
documentation such as blueprints or manufacturers’ manuals.
·Supervises the jacking and
towing of aircraft 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.
·May be required to make entries
in aircraft logs and records. Prioritizes workload to maintain schedules on
·Perform other qualified duties
Knowledge & Skills
·Thorough knowledge of aircraft
mechanical component troubleshooting, repair procedures and replacement of
·Broad knowledge of aircraft
sheet metal/structural modifications and repair.
·Basic knowledge of electrical
·Thorough knowledge of aircraft
unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators,
micrometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers.
·Working knowledge of technical
·Ability to prioritize workload
to maintain schedules on assigned projects.
·Working knowledge of corrosion
control techniques and base, federal and Company procedures for handling and
disposal of hazardous waste materials.
·Working knowledge of aircraft
sub-systems, including maintenance parameters, systems operation, limitations,
and technical orders.
·Ability to read and interpret
data is required.
·Ability to read, write, speak
and understand English.
·Ability to obtain a Government
flightline driver’s license.
·Ability to obtain a secret
Experience & Education
·High School degree or
·Completion of specialized
courses in aircraft structural repair is required.
·Four years actual and recent
experience in the repair, modification, maintenance and overhaul of the type of
aircraft being serviced.
·May work in Aircraft
maintenance hanger 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
·May be required to lift up to
·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,
·May vary by location.
A&P License Required.
Contact Chrissy Costa, Senior Recruiter