The Aircraft Mechanic II (Fixed Wing) must have technical knowledge to repair, maintain, modify and overhaul various major aircraft operating systems with a minimum of five (5) years direct applicable or equivalent aircraft experience.
Performs organizational and depot maintenance and modifications on assigned aircraft.
Designs, repairs, modify and fabricate aircraft, metal, plastic, composite, and bonded structural parts and components.
Assembles structural parts and components to meet requirements for preserving structural integrity.
Assesses damage to aircraft structural components.
Advises on repairs, modification and corrosion protection treatment with respect to original strength, weight, and contour to maintain structural integrity.
Ensures aircraft component balance is maintained.
Assembles repairs using special fasteners and adhesives.
Checks repairs for serviceability according to specifications and technical publications.
Identifies, removes, and treats corrosion using mechanical and chemical procedures.
Applies preservative treatments to aircraft, missiles and support equipment (SE). Inspects structures and components and determines operational status.
Interprets inspection findings, and determines corrective actions.
Troubleshoots and maintains aircraft hydraulic, pneudraulics, flight controls, emergency egress, landing gears, avionics, and electric systems, sub-systems, and other associated components.
The employee shall have the knowledge to inspect, analyze, troubleshoot, remove and replace, and perform operational checks on all systems, sub-system and associated components.
Uses electrical, electronic, pneumatic, and other test and support equipment.
Inspects, troubleshoots, and maintains aircraft wiring systems.
Operationally checks all systems, sub-systems, and associated LRU removal and installations.
Interprets and advises on maintenance procedures and policies to repair aircraft and related equipment.
Recommends methods to improve equipment performance and maintenance.
Uses metalworking equipment and tools to form, cut, bend and fasten replacement or repair parts to damaged structures and components.
Fabricates, repairs, and assembles tubing and cable assemblies for aerospace weapon systems and support equipment.
Maintains and inspects tools and equipment.
Stores, handles, and dispose of hazardous waste and materials according to environmental standards.
Knowledge & Skills
Must have a thorough knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting, repair procedures and replacement of parts, requires broad knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modifications and repair, must have basic knowledge of electrical theory, must have thorough knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers.
This job requires working knowledge of technical publications.
The incumbent receives technical guidance, as required, from supervisor or higher-level technician, will occasionally be required to lead teams through more complex aircraft relevant tasks, and may be required to make entries in aircraft logs and records. Must be able to prioritize workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects.
Experience & Education
High School diploma or GED.
Minimum of five (5) 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.
Airframe, Power Plant (or both), or FCC licenses may be required for specific work requirements.
Must have a valid state driver’s license and ability 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.
As required by Task Order Performance Work Statement.
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.