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 position also requires technical knowledge of aircraft engines with a minimum of two (2) years direct applicable or equivalent experience.
Troubleshoot, repair, modify, and make final adjustments to one or more types of models of malfunctioning conventional and/or modified aircraft engines in test cells, while on the aircraft and in maintenance shops.
Reads and interprets technical orders, manufacturers’ manuals, maintenance bulletins, etc., to obtain the technical information needed for troubleshooting, assembling, and trimming engines.
Determines when assemblies, components, and parts are operating properly: whether portions must be repaired or replaced; and the type of adjustment and alignment needed.
Disassembles, repairs, and reassembles aircraft engines, their assemblies, and components.
Completes repairs, major overhaul, and adjustments of the complete engine to include minor repair or replacement of attached electrical, pneumatic, and fuel subsystems, engine controls, and instrumentation.
Perform other duties as requested.
Knowledge & Skills
Knowledge of equipment related to individual requirements (various aircraft).
Knowledge of military publications (including electronic manuals), drawings, blueprints, microfilm, diagrams and schematics is mandatory.
Knowledge of military and/or company forms required by work specifications is a plus.
Experience & Education
High School diploma or GED.
Minimum of four (4) years experience in the field consistent with the requirements set forth in individual task orders.
Completion of U.S. military tactical aircraft maintenance or U.S. military technical school is desired.
Minimum of four years’ experience in maintenance, modification and repair of tactical aircraft systems of the type being serviced and their associated components and must have technical knowledge of aircraft engine repair with a minimum of two (2) years direct applicable or equivalent experience.
Must have a valid state driver’s license and are able to operate vehicles on military installations.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Is 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.
Must be able to pass a respiratory evaluation and wear Personnel Protective Equipment (respirator).
As required by Task Order Performance Work Statement.