Task Description: Aircraft Mechanic III (23023):
Leads a team in the performance of aircraft maintenance, inspections, and scheduled/unscheduled maintenance. Possesses the technical experience to supervise subordinate mechanics and provide technical guidance on maintenance operations on the airframe being supported. Capable of performing, supervising, and inspecting the duties of Mechanic I’s, II’s and III’s. A person in this position maintains repairs and modifies aircraft structures, structural components, and engines of complex to extreme difficulty, maintains and repairs aircraft components including but not limited to flight controls, engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems and mechanical components, and applies technical knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment malfunctions and applies technical expertise in restoring equipment condition and operation. This worker also applies professional technical expertise and guidance to solve complex problems by interpreting technical data such as blueprints or manufactures manuals. Work typically requires a thoroughly comprehensive knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting/repair procedures and replacement of components, a thorough knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modification and repair and the ability to determine functionality of non-complex electrical systems. A detailed knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, cable tensiometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers, etc. is required. Must possess the experience and ability to provide technical support to structural/mechanical engineers and customers alike; must possess excellent organizational skills in prioritizing workload to meet aircraft delivery schedule. This worker will be required to make entries in aircraft logs and records, and is responsible for providing guidance and technical expertise to lower level technicians throughout all aircraft modifications and/or maintenance efforts.
Skill and Knowledge: Shall have the ability to troubleshoot malfunctions in various aircraft systems and be able to perform general Organizational, Intermediate, and Depot Level maintenance and possess one or more of the specialties of the assigned aircraft below:
Airframe/Structural, Landing Gear, Hydraulic/Pneumatic, Mechanical Flight Control Systems, Power Plants and related Sub-Systems, Fuel and Air Systems, Hydraulic/Pneumatic Systems, Flight Control Systems, Avionics/Electrical Systems and related Sub-Systems, and Aircraft Logs and Records Administration
- Must be knowledgeable of technical directives, Air Force Maintenance Programs, and shall be knowledgeable of and understand basic supply procedures.
- Aircraft Mechanic III shall have experience writing with clarity and technical accuracy, and exhibit leadership and ensure adherence to all applicable policies and procedures.
- Possess a high degree of expertise in the control and coordination of aircraft maintenance.
- Thorough working knowledge of applicable maintenance/technical manuals and publications.
- Thorough working knowledge of aircraft maintenance records.
- Working understanding of the aircraft and aircraft systems
Responsibility: Performs requirements in accordance with the procedures established in the PWS. Performs diagnosis and corrective actions, disassembles, inspects, evaluates, and accomplishes necessary repairs, lays out work according to technical instructions and technical directives. Determines what repairs, modifications, and part replacements are required. May be required to verify work performed by another for which he/she is qualified to perform.
- Performs general inspector duties in support of B-1 aircraft systems and related sub-systems.
- Familiar with duties assigned to personnel within all work centers.
- 800 hour, 400 hour, and 200 hour Phase Inspections; Hourly Post Flight Inspections (HPOs); Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO); one time inspection (OTI), and time change item (TCI) replacement.
- Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance including repair of delayed discrepancies on the B-1 aircraft’s structural, avionics, hydraulic, electrical, and propulsion, flight control, landing gear systems that includes but is not limited to: troubleshooting to identify source of discrepancies, identify failed systems/components, repair actions including flight control/engine rigging, replacement of components to restore proper operation, operational checks including landing gear extension and retraction checks, cabin pressurization, etc.
- Install Depot-level TCTOs, T1, and T2 Mods.
- Provide flight line operations support including aircraft tows, pre/post-flights, aircraft servicing, engine runs and flight line support.
- Aircraft wash and corrosion control operations on the B-1 aircraft’s structural, avionics, hydraulic, electrical, and propulsion systems.
- Inspect and repair structural components, both on and off, the aircraft utilizing metal, plastic, and advanced composite materials within the scope and qualification of the CFT.
- Communicate and coordinate with the appropriate AMU the need for required parts/components needed to effect required repairs as expeditiously as possible.
- If directed by the COR, management of the Cannibalization (CANN) Program and within the scope and qualification of the CFT including all aircraft preparations, parts management, aircraft forms management and rebuild actions to include operational checks.
- Compliance with applicable aircraft technical data (Work Cards, Job Guides, Technical Orders, etc…) and/or other pertinent instructions such as but not limited to Engineering Technical Assistance Requests (ETARs) and local MXG instructions as provided by the site COR.
- Correct utilization of all applicable technical documentation in the performance of all tasks and document discrepancies identified, parts ordered and maintenance tasks completed in Integrated Maintenance Data System (IMDS).
- Performs all other required duties as applicable and assigned by supervision.
- Performs aircraft maintenance functions of the Line, Corrosion Control, and Aircraft Organizational, Intermediate, and Depot Level maintenance.
- Performs inspection, disassembly, repair, servicing, TD compliance, modification, assembly, and corrosion control.
- Maintain aircraft and aeronautical equipment to continuously support the assigned readiness posture outlined in in the activities plan and daily flight schedule
- Troubleshoot, remove/install, and transport to/from aircraft as required, classified Line Replaceable Units (LRUs)/components IAW established procedures
- Troubleshoot malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, pneumatic, hydraulic, ventilation and heating, flight surfaces and controls, dynamic components, and powerplant systems.
- Use hand tools, power tools, machines, specific and general aviation test measurement and diagnostic equipment, and sets kits and outfits (SKO).
- Inspect, repair, replace, and rebuild aircraft components/sub components to include rigging of flight control.
- Read and interpret manufacturers maintenance manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
- Confined space operations to include fuel cell entry
- Support Equipment (SE) operation and inspections
- Operational support services
- General aircraft maintenance
- Use chemical sealants.
- Perform general housekeeping and organization of workstation(s), shop(s), maintenance facility to provide a clean, safe, and FOD free environment
- Perform shift work and/or overtime as required
- Requisition repair parts, materials, and consumable supplies through military supply system.
- Perform other tasks as directed.
Preferred Personnel Qualifications:
- 10 years or more of Organizational, Intermediate, and/or Depot level maintenance
- 3 or more years previously certified Aircraft Safe for Flight
- Experienced in Aircraft, Engine, ALSS, Egress, Armament, and Support Equipment Logbooks and Records entries.
- Advanced Corrosion Control Course/Paint and Final Finish
Basic Personnel Qualifications:
- Five or more years’ B-1 maintenance experience
- Basic Corrosion Control Course
- Must be able to work 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift required
- Must be able to work flexible work week if required
- Must be able to climb ladders, raised platforms, and aircraft.
- Must be able to use hand and power tools.
- Must have dexterity to handle small parts.
- Must be able to deploy to support off station exercises and perform other support duties as assigned.
- Must complete screening through Access National Agency Check with written Inquiries (ANACI) resulting in eligibility for a SECRET clearance which shall be required of employees
- Must be eligible for Common Access Card (CAC)
Employees will receive a health and welfare fringe benefit of $2.65 for every hour worked.
Employees are offered medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in KAI’s 401k plan. Employees have a minimum of eleven paid holidays. After completing one year of service, employees will have two weeks paid vacation.
Employment is contingent on (a) your ability to provide appropriate proof of your identity and eligibility to work in the United States; (b) your references and any background check being satisfactory to the Company; (c) you successfully passing a pre-employment drug test; and (d) your ability to get a required clearance by your effective start date, if needed; and (e) KAI commencing performance on this contract.
KAI is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.