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Aircraft Mechanic I (Avionics)

at Kay and Associates, Inc.

Posted: 9/20/2019
Job Reference #: 6922
Keywords: aviation, aircraft

Job Description

Camp Pendleton, CA (MALS-39)

Employment Type:


Aircraft Mechanic I (23021): Aircraft Mechanics I must have a combination of experience to repair engines, sheet metal, structural, hydraulic, electrical, power train and general mechanical maintenance of moderate difficulty, required to meet the assigned missions. Makes repairs to aircraft and follows direction of higher graded workers. The Aircraft Mechanic I troubleshoots malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, flight surfaces and controls, anti-icing, pneudraulic, engines, auxiliary power unit, and ventilation and heating systems. This mechanic repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures, such as wings and fuselage, and functional components including rigging, surface controls, and plumbing and hydraulic units, using hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment such as shears, sheet metal brake, welding equipment, rivet gun, and drills. This worker reads and interprets manufacturers' and airline's maintenance manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components. Work involves replacing or repairing worn or damaged components, such as carburetors, alternators, magnetos, fuel controls, fuel pumps, oil pumps, and engine mounted gearboxes, and compressor bleed valves using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment; removing engine from aircraft, using hoist or forklift truck, disassembling and inspecting parts for wear, cracks, security, or other defects, and repairing or replacing defective engine parts and reassembles and installs engine in aircraft. Job duties require that this mechanic adjusts, repairs, or replaces electrical wiring system and aircraft accessories, performs preflight, thru-flight, and post-flight maintenance inspections, performs miscellaneous duties to service aircraft, including flushing crankcase, cleaning screens and filters, greasing moving parts, and checking brakes. Supervises the jacking and towing of aircraft, enters in the maintenance records description of the work performed and verifies the work was performed satisfactorily, service engines and airframe components at line station making repairs, short of overhaul, required to keep aircraft in safe operating condition, specialize in work, repair and modification of structural, precision, and functional spare parts and assemblies, and specialize in engine repair. May be required to be licensed by Federal Aviation Administration. May require specialization in sheet-metal, electric work, avionics or other aircraft systems related disciplines.

Skill and Knowledge: Shall have the ability to troubleshoot malfunctions in various aircraft systems and be able to perform general Organizational Level maintenance and possess one or more of the specialties of the assigned aircraft below:

Avionics and Electrician 

Task Requirements:

  1. Performs aircraft maintenance functions of the Line, Corrosion Control, and Aircraft Organizational Level maintenance
  2. Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance support for assigned H-1 aircraft
  3. Performs inspection, disassembly, repair, servicing, TD compliance, modification, assembly, surface finish removal, corrosion control, preservation/depreservation
  4. Maintain aircraft and aeronautical equipment to continuously support the assigned readiness posture outlined in the activities plan and daily flight schedule
  5. Aircraft maintenance action documentation via logs, records, forms, and electronic means
  6. Troubleshoot malfunctions in aircraft structure, flight surfaces and controls, anti-icing, pneudraulic, engines, auxiliary power unit, and ventilation and heating systems
  7. Use hand tools, power tools, machines, specific and general aviation test measurement and diagnostic equipment, and sets kits and outfits (SKO).
  8. Inspect, repair, replace, and rebuild aircraft components/sub components to include rigging of flight control.
  9. Read and interpret manufacturers' maintenance manuals, military technical manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, blueprints, manufacturers’ drawings, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components
  10. Confined space operations to include fuel cell entry
  11. Support Equipment (SE) operation and inspections
  12. Aircraft inspections
  13. Aircraft movement
  14. Support services
  15. Corrosion Control
  16. Preservation and depreservation
  17. General aircraft maintenance
  18. Technical Directive compliance and modifications
  19. Perform general housekeeping and organization of workstation(s), shop(s), maintenance facility to provide a clean, safe, and FOD free environment
  20. Perform shift work and/or overtime as required
  21. Perform phase, scheduled, unscheduled, periodic, and other hourly or calendar inspections.
  22. Requisition repair parts, materials, and consumable supplies through military supply system.
  23. Other tasks as directed

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Three or more years’ H-1 rotary wing experience
  2. Five or more years rotary wing maintenance experience
  3. Qualified to certify H-1 aircraft Safe-for-Flight
  4. Naval Aviation Maintenance Control Management course (C-555-0053)
  5. Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative (CDQAR) for Electrical Systems
  6. Collateral Duty Inspector (CDI) for Line, Corrosion Control and Avionics Systems
  7. Four or more years’ experience with NALCOMIS/OOMA
  8. Ammunition & Explosive handling qualifications
  9. Plane Captain

Basic Qualifications:

  1. Individual (I) Aircraft Maintenance Qualification
  2. Two years aviation maintenance experience
  3. Must be able to work 1st, 2nd , 3rd  and Weekend shift as required
  4. Must be able to work flexible schedule Mon-Fri ,Sun-Thur and Fri-Mon as required
  5. Must be able to pass background check
  6. Must be able to obtain favorable National Agency Check with Written Inquires (NACI), IAW DTM-08-003 “Next Generation Common Access Card (CAC) Implementation Guidance or Secret security clearance as required for the position (Secret Clearance is required)
  7. Must be able to climb ladders, raised platforms, and aircraft
  8. Must be able to use hand and power tools
  9. Must have dexterity to handle small parts
  10. Must be able to pass employment physicals
  11. Must be able to deploy to support off station exercises and perform other support duties if required

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.

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