(1) Provides direction to resolve problems on aircraft engines and propellers in a field level environment. Leads three or more engine mechanic subordinates in diagnosing malfunctions, troubleshooting, and evaluating propulsion performance tests to determine the disassembly necessary for repair or replacement of parts.
(2) Monitors work of assigned personnel, set the work pace, convey work assignments, and ensure that materials, tools, equipment, and stock are available. Coordinates and works with aircraft mechanics and specialist personnel performing journey level work.
(3) Ensures that assigned personnel are fully utilized and work is accomplished in accordance with established time frames and priorities. Checks work in progress and/or upon completion for compliance with the supervisor's instructions, appropriate technical orders, etc. Serves as a technical advisor by answering questions regarding appropriate procedures, policies, written instructions, and other directives. Ensures that all safety, housekeeping, security, and other environmental rules and procedures are followed in shop and the flight line.
(4) Advises the supervisor of overall work operations, status and progress of work, causes for delays, problems encountered, and individual performance (e.g., additional on-the-job training requirements for individual employees). As requested by the supervisor, provides functional planning for the inspection docks. On a daily basis, recommends adjustments in work schedules to provide optimum utilization of personnel in support of functional requirements.
(5) Routinely works with and alongside journey-level counterparts.
(6) Performs other duties as assigned.
**** A more comprehensive detailed description of the position may be found in Position Description "D1637000" in the employing unit or in the Human Resources Office ****