Aircraftr Mechanic III (DEA Program)
The Aircraft Mechanic assigned to a domestic field site is responsible to the Off-Site Supervisor for performing duties as assigned. Frequently exercises independent judgment and possesses abilities sufficient to supervise a crew of aircraft mechanics. Work is performed under minimum supervision and employee consults with supervisor only for the initial job assignment and where departures from standard practices are involved.The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following duties. Additional essential functions may be identified by the organization and listed as such in the incumbent's performance appraisal elements. Various tasks may be assigned under each essential function. Those that are listed under the examples of work are not all inclusive; they are examples only and may be amended or added to as needed by the organization.Services, inspects, and repairs aircraft in accordance with manufacturer#8217;s and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data.Reads, interprets, and complies with technical data including Service Instructions, Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives as directed by the manufacturer or FAATroubleshoots system malfunctions; performs necessary corrective actions on electrical systems, engines, fuel system, and all other related aircraft systemsContacts OEM, technical representatives, and suppliers for technical assistanceRepairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures and functional componentsServices and repairs aircraft and aircraft engines to ensure airworthinessRemoves and replaces defective components, adjusts and rigs systems when requiredMay service engines and airframe components as required to keep aircraft in safe operating conditionRecords maintenance actions on aircraft, engine, and component records, forms, tags, and other applicable documents according to FAA requirementsPerforms preventive maintenance and servicing for assigned on-site Ground Support EquipmentPerforms related duties as required, including flying on maintenance functional check flightsAble to work any assigned shift or schedule, including mission support outside normal duty hours, and travel as required to support mission requirementsPerforms other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:Minimum High School diploma or Equivalent required. Two (2) years technical trade school, military experience, or equivalent on-the-job training requiredMust hold a valid Airframe & Powerplant certificate issued by the FAAInspection Authorization (IA) is preferredMust have three to five years of hands on experience as an A&P mechanic on small to medium fixed wing and helicopter aircraftExperience shall be in a similar position within the last twelve (12) months. KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:The following skills and abilities are required:Demonstrated experience in the type of maintenance support required for the customers designated small fixed wing and rotor wing aircraft (Cessna 206 airplane, and AS350 and MD500 helicopters)Knowledge of hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment such as shears and sheet metal breakRead and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manualsRetain information and make decisions according to standard policies and proceduresAbility to determine work methods to accomplish assignmentsExcellent knowledge of applicable FAA Federal Aviation RegulationsWill be required to make entries in aircraft logs and recordsAble to obtain DOJ Security Clearance as requiredMust have and maintain a valid driver#8217;s licenseMust be U.S. citizenMust maintain a valid US Passport and the appropriate vaccinations required for international travel as required.Aircraft Mechanic Physical Requirements:Must be able to climb ladders, stairs and portable stands and navigate these without assistance. Must be able to work at heights 70 feet above the ground. Must be able to work in extreme heat/cold.Must be able to work in the following environmental conditions: noise, vibration, proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, chemicals, odors, dust. Must be able to bend, reach, stoop, balance, push, pull, kneel, grasp, crouch, crawl, work in narrow aisles/passageways, and work in close spaces that restrict movement including aircraft fuel tanks for extended periods of time.Must be able to stand for sustained periods of time. Must be able to work primarily with fingers such as picking, pinching, typing. Must have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.Must be capable of routinely performing industry standard ambidextriosities required to complete tasks. Must be able to lift/maneuver up to 50 pounds. Must be able and willing to enter and work in confined spaces, such as aircraft fuel tanks and beneath floor panels with clearances of 18#8221; #8211; 24#8221;. Vertex Equal Opportunity Employer #8211; minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.