BASIC FUNCTION SUMMARYPerforms structural and sheet metal repairs and modifications to aircraft, accessories and associated equipment.  Must be knowledgeable with the operation and maintenance of structural metal equipment and machinery.  Applies comprehensive technical knowledge and experience to s
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T-45 Aircraft Mechanic - Structures

Vertex Aerospace • 
Meridian, Mississippi, USA
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:
Performs structural and sheet metal repairs and modifications to aircraft, accessories and associated equipment.  Must be knowledgeable with the operation and maintenance of structural metal equipment and machinery.  Applies comprehensive technical knowledge and experience to solve structural repair problems.  Provides technical assistance, guidance and instruction to employees in the Aircraft Structural Mechanic classification.

Possess in depth knowledge of aircraft structural maintenance practices, applicable maintenance/ technical manuals and publications, basic tools, special tools, test equipment and the operation and maintenance of structural repair equipment and machinery.  Must have working knowledge of corrosion detection, prevention and treatment.

Must be customer oriented.
  • Performs modifications, removal, replacement and reinstallation actions; part fabrication; layouts, templates, etc., for structural integrity, quality and completeness of work.
  • Adjusts, sets-up, trouble shoots, repairs, and demonstrates correct usage of shop metal working equipment, hand tools, powered tools, fastener installation tooling and fixtures that are used for aircraft structural maintenance.
  • Develops, designs, recommends, and determines structural repair and replacement requirements and procedures to include but not limited to fastener and material type, damaged area cutouts, etc.
  • Develops, designs, recommends, inspects and determines metal, plastic, phenolic and fiberglass part fabrication procedures and template requirements to include layout, fastener and material type, quality and completeness of work.
  • Assists in P&E report preparation.
  • Sets-up and uses sight levels and transits.  Performs aircraft optical alignment checks as required.
  • Provides technical assistance, guidance and instruction as required.
  • Maintains and/or completes required records and applicable maintenance forms.
  • Use schematics, drawings, charts and other applicable publications to troubleshoot, repair, test and modify assigned systems.
  • Performs aircraft inventory, acceptance and transfer inspections.
  • CDI Certified, as required.
  • Performs engine, flight control and landing gear rigging.
  • May be required to perform off-site service on assigned detachments.
  • Turn-up aircraft as required.
  • May be required to perform collateral duty inspection assignments.
  • Troubleshoot, service and repair aircraft engines, airframes and systems to ensure air-worthiness.
  • Repair, replaces and rebuild major aircraft structures such as wings, fuselage, empennage and landing gear systems.
  • Performs aircraft surface controls, engine and landing gear rigging.
  • Determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components using manufacturer’s manuals, service bulleting and applicable publications.
  • Remove and replace aircraft engines utilizing appropriate support equipment.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties to include turn flushing, cleaning, lubing of aircraft systems and components.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the work center and around your assigned work area.
  • Responsible for adhering to all applicable Foreign Object Damage (FOD) prevention rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for adhering to Company Tool Control Program.
  • Documents work accomplished on Maintenance Action Form (MAF) or NALCOMIS System.
Job Requirements:
Must have a minimum of three (3) years experience as an Airframe Structural Mechanic.  Must be familiar with aircraft systems, tools, drawings, schematics and normal safety requirements.  Must have experience in corrosion detection, treatment and prevention.
Satisfactory completion of U.S. Navy aircraft structural repair AMS “A” or “B” school or equivalent aircraft structural repair courses required.  FAA Airframe license, desired, but not required.  Must be able to meet any Government/company licensing/qualification requirements for the position.  Must be able to obtain the level of security clearance required by the Government.  Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.

Physical Demands:

This classification activity is usually accomplished in a shop environment and as such requires the scope of physical movements and postures normally associated with shop activities.  May be required to lift objects whose weight normally will not exceed 50 pounds.  Special vision abilities required to perform this job are close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.

Work Environment:

The diversity of work conditions may range from an environment where there is little or no physical discomfort, to an environment where inclement weather may subject individual to severe changes of temperature, wind, rain, etc.  May be required to work in areas where high noise hazards prevail.  May be exposed to electrical shock hazards.  May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  May work around moving mechanical parts.

  • Formal or Specialized Training/Equivalent
  • Hazardous Waste Communications Training
  • FOD and TCP Awareness Trained
  • Security Clearance Awareness Training
  • OPNAV INST 4790.2 Program Awareness
  • ISO 9001-2000 Program Awareness
  • OIMA / NALCOMIS System
  • Valid State Drivers License
  • FAA Airframes & Power Plants (A&P) (desired) *
  • Support Equipment Operators License
  • ESD Awareness Trained
  • Hydraulic Contamination Trained
  • Brake Rider Certified #
  • Tire and Wheel Certification
  • Aircraft Towing Certification #
  • Collateral Duty Inspector #
  • Egress System Checkout #
  • Plane Captain Certified #
  • Fuel Surveillance Trained #
  • Close Hole Tolerance Trained
  • Composite Repair Certified #
  • Operational Risk Management (ORM) Training
  • Respirator Trained and Fitted #
L-3 Vertex is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage minorities, women, protected veterans and disabled individuals to apply.
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