Aircraft Mechanic – Hydraulics
- Identifies and isolates malfunctions, services bleeds, bench checks, rigs, and performs adjustments to aircraft hydraulic components, associated electrical components, power systems, landing gear, nose wheel steering, brakes, flight controls, engine start systems, recovery systems, air induction systems, and canopy systems. Inspects and pressure tests hydraulic hose and tube assemblies.
- Drains and flushes hydraulic systems.
- Overhauls, repairs, adjusts, aligns, and tests hydraulic system and sub-system components.
- Fabricates and bench checks hose assemblies.
- Operates and maintains shop equipment.
- Uses hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical/electronic principles and fundamentals, technical orders, and schematic diagrams to isolate malfunctions.
- Handles, labels, and disposes of hazardous materials and waste according to federal, state and local environmental standards.
- Perform maintenance on aircraft, including mechanical systems, and/or ground support equipment.
- Repair, inspect and maintain structural, mechanical and electrical elements of the aircraft.
- Knowledgeable in the use of, and be able to train others in the use of a wide variety of diagnostics devices, computers, hand and mechanical tools.
- Provide oversight and have the ability to direct and train others in the completion of aircraft related maintenance tasks.
- May include Designated System Inspector (DSI) duties.
- Troubleshoot systems as required to meet customer needs.
- Document maintenance as per Quality Assurance (QA) and established regulatory requirements.
- Perform regular Foreign Object Damage (FOD) walks.
- Maintain tool control. Report missing, lost, found, or unattended tools to the supervisor. Inventory and inspect tools on a regular basis and replace worn or broken tools.
- Comply with safety rules and regulations while performing day to day maintenance. Promptly report all accidents, injuries, safety violations, and/or unsafe practices or procedures to supervisor.
- Use NASA’s automated maintenance data system (NAMIS) to maintain equipment records. Enter in the maintenance records description of the work performed and verify the work was performed satisfactorily.
- The Aircraft Mechanic Hydraulics may be required to perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
- Beginner to intermediate computer skills specifically using Microsoft Office Suite; ability to learn additional computer skills or software programs. Working knowledge of advanced software applications is preferred.
- Ability to enter data accurately into databases.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to differentiate tubing material requirements, outer diameter wall thickness requirements. Must be able to fabricate tubing assemblies from blueprints or samples provided by customer.
- Ability to perform basic mathematical computations using dial calipers, torque wrenches & gauges.
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
- Interpersonal skills are necessary to work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of management and staff. Will also routinely interact with other crew members
- Ability to use general office equipment such as fax, phone, copier, scanner, printers, etc.
- Ability to follow a process.
- Strong professional customer service skills, including active listening, prompt service and follow-up.
- Strong decision analysis and problem solving skills; ability to draw conclusions and justify decisions. Must be able to communicate issues to management.
- Ability to learn and understand corporate policies and procedures and how they relate to goals.
- High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently.
- Ability to multi-task.
- Climbs on top of and down from aircraft using aircraft hand/foot holds, capable of lifting to 25 lbs. overhead, on feet all day, walk up to 2 miles per day.
Aircraft Mechanic – Hydraulics
- High School Diploma or equivalent required.
- May require a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airplane and/or Powerplant certification or special skills and/or certifications.
- 5+ years of aircraft maintenance experience with fixed wing commercial, Government or DOD aircraft required.
- Minimum of 5+ years’ experience as a hydraulics technician (teardown, build-up & testing) hydraulic systems component in a back shop environment.
- Minimum of 5+ years’ experience as a hydraulics technician working scheduled, unscheduled, and troubleshooting hydraulic malfunctions.
- Experience supporting a NASA/DoD contract.
- Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field required.
A fast-paced multi-tasking customer service-oriented environment requiring a high degree of efficient and effective performance. Adaptability regarding schedule and task changes is necessary to accommodate changing priorities. Overtime may be required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.