CBA Aircraft Mechanic (T-38)
Vertex Aerospace •
Vertex Aerospace offers the opportunity to create a future at a fast-paced, innovative aerospace company. We encourage creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to take our Company to the next level. Our leadership team has over 530 years of combined experience to share with our employees to continue the Vertex legacy. We’re invested in our people and their professional development because we aren’t just building a company – we’re building our future leaders.
The Aircraft Mechanic performs maintenance and repair of assigned aircraft, coordinates maintenance activities with senior section personnel, accomplishes inspections including, but not limited to pre flight, thru flight, and BPO, services aircraft as required for flight and launches and recovers aircraft as required.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Uses schematic diagrams, drawings, charts, and technical publications in operating, testing, removing, repairing, and replacing aircraft systems and components within qualifications.Removes, inspects, and reinstalls aircraft components including, but not limited to, flight control surfaces, throttle components, landing gear components, gear box assemblies, brake assemblies, and aircraft engines.Rigs flight controls, canopies, throttles and landing gear.Performs scheduled/unscheduled maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and operational checks of all aircraft systems as necessary.Practices good housekeeping, tool control, FOD awareness/prevention, and safety at all times. Performs aircraft conditional inspections as required.Operates ground support equipment and uses hand tools, special tools and fixtures applicable to the assigned aircraft. Performs all required aircraft servicing tasks.Performs all tasks associated with ground movement of aircraft.Annotates maintenance actions in aircraft records and is proficient in IMDS documentation.May be required to acquire and maintain engine run certification.May be required to be Red X certified.May be required to be qualified on different MDS aircraft.Must promote Company values, policies, and standards of conduct.Must be customer oriented and ensure professional coordination with Operations and other base agencies.Shall assist other personnel and work centers as directed.Must be able to work day shift, night shift, or weekend duty as required.Shall perform other duties assigned to include TDY and travel.
Physical requirements are as follows:
Must be able to climb ladders, stairs and portable stands and navigate these without assistance of others.Must be able to work at heights 20 feet above the ground (as applicable).Must be able to work in extreme heat/cold.Must be able to work in the following environmental conditions: noise, vibration, proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, chemicals, odors, dust.Must be able to bend, reach, stoop, balance, push, pull, kneel, grasp, crouch, crawl, work in narrow aisles/passageways, and work in close spaces that restrict movement including aircraft fuel tanks for extended periods of time.Must be able to stand for sustained periods of time.Must be able to work primarily with fingers such as picking, pinching, typing.Must have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes (as applicable).Must be capable of routinely performing industry standard hand movements required to complete tasks.Must be able to lift/maneuver up to 40 pounds.Must be able and willing to enter and work in confined spaces, such as aircraft fuel tanks and beneath floor panels with clearances of 24”. Must undergo a physical as required by the CBA or Company to determine ability to perform the job with or without accommodation.Must be able to wear all required PPE (as applicable).
Vertex Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.
High School or better in General Studies or related field.
Completion of a military or civilian aviation maintenance school and possession of a diploma or certificate of completion
A working knowledge of jet aircraft systems
An understanding of the use of hand tools
Recent experience working on aircraft
Operation of portable fire-fighting equipment
A working knowledge of aircraft maintenance safety requirements
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