Aircraft Mechanic II - A-10 - Military veterans preferred

DynCorp Recruiting (


  full-time   employee

Davis Monthan Afb
United States

Job Summary
Maintains A-10 aircraft under limited supervision. Coordinates maintenance activities with Mechanic II section/production personnel. Coordinates maintenance efforts with other mechanics, the lead person and supervisory personnel to ensure the timely return of aircraft to mission-capable status.  Applies Mechanic II level expertise in the maintenance of A-10 aircraft.  When authorized, assists and coordinates with the lead person in supporting the maintenance activities of assigned personnel.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Performs all duties required of Aircraft Mechanic I personnel.
  • Uses schematic diagrams, drawings, charts and technical publication in operating, testing, removing, troubleshooting and replacing aircraft system components to include remove and install engines as required.
  • Complies with the requirements of the FOD prevention, housekeeping, tool control, environmental and safety programs.
  • 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.
  • Troubleshoots malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, flight surfaces and controls, anti-icing, pneudraulic, engines, auxiliary power unit, and ventilation and heating systems.
  • Performs the jacking and towing of aircraft, enters in the maintenance records description of the work performed and verifies the work was performed satisfactorily, may service engines and airframe components at line station making repairs, short of overhaul, required to keep aircraft in safe operating condition, may specialize in work, repair and modification of structural, precision, and functional spare parts and assemblies, and may specialize in engine repair.
  • Performs aircraft conditional inspections including, but not limited to, 100-hour, progressive, isochronal, phase, periodic, and other hourly or calendar inspections, examines reciprocating engines for cracked cylinders and oil leaks, and listens to operating engine to detect and diagnose malfunctions, such as sticking or burnt valves.
  • Performs inspection, maintenance and troubleshooting tasks on aircraft systems and components.  Informs the lead person of discrepancies, repairs and possible delays.  Requests and schedules specialist support as necessary.
  • Ensures the use of technical data in all aspects of aircraft maintenance.
  • Completes and ensures completion of all necessary manual and automated records required by USAF and company directives.
  • Performs operations, functional and rig checks on A-10 flight controls, landing gear and throttle control systems as required.  Also performs run, trim, and operational checks of TF-34 engines as necessary. 
  • Within qualifications conducts inspections of aircraft and system maintenance to ensure quality and completeness.
  • Operates ground support equipment and uses the special tools/fixtures applicable to maintenance of the assigned aircraft.
  • Performs all aircraft servicing and inspection tasks necessary to return aircraft to mission-capable status.
  • Participates in and ensures compliance with established FOD prevention, housekeeping, tool control, environmental and safety programs.
  • Researches and requisitions parts and components and determines the repair ability and serviceability of parts and components.
  • Reviews aircraft records to ensure that required maintenance has been performed, that hourly and calendar tracked events are current and that all associated documentation has been completed.
  • In coordination with the section supervisor and the training specialist provides on-the-job training of new employees.
  • Assists and instructs less skilled personnel in correct procedures.
  • Assists section lead and in his/her absence performs the duties of the lead as required.
  • Follows technical data, manuals, regulations, and other maintenance directives as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Participates in towing and movement of aircraft in performing maintenance activities.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge – An in-depth knowledge of the assigned aircraft is required.  A thorough working knowledge of applicable technical publications is required.
  • Special Certifications Desired – APU Operation, Engine Run Qualified.
  • Special Certifications Required - Inlet, Intake & Exhaust Inspector, Tow Team Supervisor and Clear Red X on A-10 Primary AFSC, Clear In-Process Inspections on A-10 Primary AFSC, Sign All Condition Tags, and Sign Not Reparable This Station tags.

Experience & Education

  • Experience – Eighteen (18) months of general aircraft maintenance experience is required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in the past three (3) calendar years on A-10 Mission Design Series aircraft.
  • Technicians who do not meet minimum experience requirements have 180 days from the date of hire to complete the corresponding 5/7-Level core tasks as listed in the Site Training Business Area 2A353 and 2A373 Air Force Specialty Code Master Training Plans. 
  • Education – Completion of high school or equivalent and completion of specialized courses is required.
  • The ability to read and write and interpret technical data and special operating instructions is required.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment


Special Conditions:

  • Good verbal and written skills and leadership ability are required.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum weight of 50 lbs.
  • Stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Have the ability to climb ladders and stairs.
  • Normal color vision is required.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license is necessary to obtain flight line driving privileges.

Work Environment:

  • May work in Aircraft maintenance hangar or outside.
  • May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
  • 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.