This technician position serves as a Pneudraulic System Mechanic within a fuel systems shop responsible for inspection, repair and maintenance of aircraft fuel cells and in-flight refueling systems. Utilizing extensive knowledge of fuel systems maintenance practices and procedures, incumbent troubleshoots the systems and determines extent and type of preventive and/or repair maintenance required and performs all necessary repairs, installation and operational checks.
1. Utilizing electrical wiring diagrams, blueprints, schematics and technical publications, determines extent and type of preventative and/or repair maintenance required. Performs organizational and intermediate maintenance on aircraft fuel systems components, and equipment to include fuel cells, drop tanks, regulators, pumps, relief valves and fuel accessories. Also performs required maintenance RC- activities associated with time compliance technical orders (TCTC) involving aircraft fuel systems, in-flight refueling systems and related components.
2. Connects power sources, and using cockpit controls, gauges and additional precision instruments, performs operational and functional checks of in-flight refueling, single point refueling and fuel transfer systems and related valves, pumps, switches, selectors, and control devices.
3. Performs leak check of aircraft fuel systems by visual inspection or by removal of panels and dye tracing fuel leaks. Determines serviceability of fuel cell sealant and replaces it when required. Examines faulty components and determines feasibility of repair, replacement and/or need for submitting unsatisfactory reports. Repairs, reassembles, and installs fuel system components and performs operational tests using bench and other related test equipment.
4. Diagnoses and overhauls fuel accessories by disassembling, cleaning, and examining parts for corrosion, scratches, cracks or other damage. Replaces gaskets and worn parts, reassembles accessories, adjusts and tests to insure proper operation in accordance with standards in technical data. Controls entry into fuel cell repair areas.
5. Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations such as ORI. IG and DE inspections, mobility, and command support exercises. May be required to perform such additional duties as structural fire fighting, aircraft fire/ crash/rescue duty, security guard, snow removal, munitions loading and handling heavy equipment operator, maintenance of facilities and equipment, or serve as a member of a team to cope with natural disasters or civil emergencies.
6. Performs other duties as assigned