The Aircraft Mechanic III maintains repairs and modifies aircraft structures, structural components and engines of complex to extreme difficulty.
Installs, modifies overhauls, maintains, troubleshoots repairs, rebuilds, aligns, and calibrates integrated airborne electronics systems such as air traffic control, automatic test equipment, flight instrument systems, autopilot, satellite communication systems, or dead reckoning navigation.
Sets up and operates software controlled automated test equipment to run established programs in various test modes to test and troubleshoot integrated systems.
Mates, align, calibrate, and otherwise integrate all operable subsystems into a functional system.
May assist programming personnel in developing, debugging, or modifying diagnostic programs by recommending changes and identifying apparent contradictions between technical guides and programs.
Knowledge & Skills
Thorough knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting/repair procedures and replacement of components.
Thorough knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modification and repair and the ability to determine functionality of non-complex electrical systems.
Detailed knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, cable tensiometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers, etc.
Able to prioritize workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects.
Possess the experience and ability to provide technical support to structural/mechanical engineers and customers alike
Excellent organizational skills in prioritizing workload to meet aircraft delivery schedule.
Basic computer data entry skills required for use of maintenance and logistics databases.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Experience & Education
High School Graduate or equivalent required.
Five (5) or more years’ experience in aircraft maintenance on the type of aircraft being serviced or related experience required.
FAA Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) license is preferred.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Required to climb, stand, stoop, bend, stretch, crouch and work in tiring and uncomfortable position.
Frequently lifts parts and equipment up to 20 pounds. Occasionally lifts objects up to 50 pounds.
Most heavy lifting is accomplished through the use of mechanical devices.
May work in aircraft maintenance hangar or outside and be subject to extreme weather conditions.
May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles, or aircraft.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required.
Required Skills: Experience on one or more of the following aircraft is required: KC-135, B-52, E-3, E-6, KC-10, or C-130.