The Aircraft Mechanic I troubleshoots malfunctions in aircraft engines, auxiliary power unit, fuel system, and propeller systems. This mechanic repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft engines, engine components, auxiliary power units, fuel system components, propellers and gearboxes.
The Aircraft Mechanic I utilizes hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment as required to affect repairs. 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.
This mechanic performs phase, periodic, and other hourly or calendar inspections, examines turboshaft engines for air/oil/fuel leaks, inspects jet engines and components for cracks, corrosion, foreign object damage, burned areas, distortions, security, warping, wear, and missing segments. Inspects engine turbine blades to detect cracks, distortion, corrosion, burn-out, security, or breaks, tests engine operation, using testing equipment, such as and jet calibration (Jetcal) tester, to locate source of malfunction.
Work involves: replacing or repairing worn or damaged components, fuel controls, fuel pumps, oil pumps, and engine mounted gearboxes, using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment; removing engine from aircraft, using hoist assembly, 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.
This incumbent supervises the towing of aircraft, enters in the maintenance records description of the work performed and verifies the work was performed satisfactorily. This mechanic may service engines and airframe components at the organizational level while making repairs, short of overhaul, to keep the aircraft in safe operating condition.
This mechanic may specialize in work, repair and modification of precision, and functional spare parts and assemblies, and may specialize in engine repair.
Task and Responsibilities:
1. Shall possess 5 years of aircraft maintenance, modification, and repair experience of which 2 years of experience is required on V-22 aircraft. Previous experience as a V-22 CDI inspector or possess equivalent industry experience such as Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) or Federal Communication Commission (FCC) license or greater is highly desired.
2. Must possess the ability to work independently, without technical guidance, to perform all tasks outlined in the Interactive Electronic Maintenance Manual (IETM).
3. Must be familiar with all publications relevant to the maintenance of the MV-22 appropriate to the assignment and have a thorough practical and theoretical knowledge of the equipment/systems.
4. Will possess knowledge of the learning process and how to transfer technical knowledge to less qualified personnel, including the ability to express thought in both oral and written communications.
5. Must possess a thorough understanding or become familiar and proficient with NALCOMIS OOMA automated maintenance documentation system within 30 days of employment.
6. Shall be a U.S. citizen to ensure access to flight line work spaces and critical information systems.
7. Must have prior experience and ability to attain the following certifications:
8. Will acquire all Support Equipment license that are required to perform daily tasks to include:
9. Any and all other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
Required education & added skills background:
1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
2. Working knowledge of the COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2C.
3. Knowledge of Naval Aviation Maintenance Procedures (NAMP) publications and Maintenance Requirement Cards (MRCs).
4. Ability to document maintenance utilizing the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Information System (NALCOMIS).
5. Ability to troubleshoot engines, APU, secondary power and airframe related systems.
6. Correctly use color-coded charts of aircraft plumbing.
7. Correctly interpret schematic diagrams.
8. Correctly interpret applicable technical data.
9. Correctly demonstrate use and care of power tools, test equipment and precision measuring devices in the maintenance and repair of aircraft.
This position requires normal physical functions. Work may require frequent bending, reaching and climbing. May frequently lift and carry items weighing up to fifty pounds and occasionally lift heavier items with the assistance of other workers. Work may be performed on top or under equipment in cramped or awkward positions, including the MV-22 cockpit. Normal color/depth perception and no record of emotional instability are required.
Work Environment (ADA):
May be required to work in areas in or near a hangar/ flight line that may be noisy at times. May be exposed to moderate discomforts, such as heat, cold and wind. May be required to wear personal protective equipment when in or passing thru a hazardous area.