Brief Description of Duties: Directs, monitors or performs overall maintenance, servicing, inspections and documentation for one or more aircraft. Expedites aircraft operations to include concurrent servicing, hot pit refueling and/or combat turns or integrated combat turns. Reviews, trains and prepares to perform battle damage assessment/repair. Performs preflight, postflight, thru flight, periodic, isochronal, phase, hourly and special inspections, as well as servicing, defueling, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. Serves as the technical authority to advise on, inspect and approve all airframe, mechanical, electrical/environmental, avionics, engine and pneudraulic repairs on assigned aircraft. Works closely with the production control function to report current aircraft status; requests and coordinates specialist support for accomplishing maintenance exceeding sortie generation capabilities or time constraints. Controls and performs work assignments based upon priorities, workload, availability of parts, facilities, material and personnel. Launches, recovers, parks and services aircraft. Performs end of runway inspection. Installs, removes, inspects and adjusts aerial delivery systems to mission requirements. Performs or oversees maintenance such as troubleshooting, removing, repairing, replacing, rigging, aligning, cleaning, painting and corrosion control. Provides technical guidance and assistance to flight crews regarding observed discrepancies and experienced in-flight characteristics and system malfunctions. Performs in-process and final inspection of aircraft and components undergoing repair, overhaul and/or modification to verify and certify by signature adherence to work techniques, procedures and quality standards established by applicable publications. Ensures aircraft documentation and Maintenance Information Systems (MIS) accurately reflect the airworthiness of the Aircraft. Complies with safety, fire, security, environmental and housekeeping regulations.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Experience or training that has provided you with the skill to remove and replace aircraft parts, accessories, and components, and to make adjustments and settings according to established specifications. Must be skilled in the use of hand tools and test equipment.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess at least Eighteen (18) months of specialized experience installing, adjusting, aligning, troubleshooting and functionally testing the various major and minor mechanical and pneudraulic systems on an aircraft during overhaul or modification. Experience coordinating the work of other mechanics, and scheduling maintenance to ensure completion of critical actions and optimum workflow.
MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the minimum military rank as specified in this announcement.
Voluntary Rank Reduction: If you exceed the maximum rank your application may be reviewed on a case by case basis, however, this position will not be filled past the advertised maximum rank.
MINIMUM MILITARY RANK: E-4/SrA
MAXIMUM Military Rank: E-6/TSgt
Compatible Military Assignments: 2A373
Other requirements: For positions requiring a security clearance the applicant must be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment. For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state drivers license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.
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