This technician position serves as a Pneudraulic Svstem Mechanic within a fuel systems
shop responsible for inspection, repair and maintenance of aircraft fuel cells, water
injection, entidetonant (ADI), and inflight refueling systems. Utilizing extensive knowledge
of fuel systems maintenance practices and procedures, incumbent troubleshoots the
systems and determines extent and tvpe of preventive and/or repair maintenance required
and performs all necessary repairs, installation, and operational checks.
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 activities associated with time compliance
technical orders (TCTC) involving aircraft fuel systems, inflight refueling systems and
Connects power sources, and using cockpit controls, gauges and additional precision
instruments, performs operational and functional checks of inflight refueling, single point
refueling and fuel transfer systems and related valves, pumps, switches, selectors, and
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.
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.
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.
Performs other duties as assigned.