Knowledge & Skills
Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic systems or other technology as applicable to fabrication, repair, operation and maintenance requirements. Efficient in record keeping and preparation of reports; capable of reviewing other people's work and determining accuracy and conformity to standards. Proficient in the use of the Unit Level Logistics System-Aviation Enhanced (ULLS-AE), the current maintenance management system utilized to maintain Army aircraft forms and records. Thorough comprehensive 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. is required. Ability to provide technical support to structural/mechanical engineers and customers. Excellent organizational skills in prioritizing workload to meet aircraft delivery schedule.
Experience & Education
Completion of high school or equivalent and U.S. military technical school or specialized training course is desired, certification of education level is required. Current FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) or a minimum of three years’ experience as an aviation inspector and a minimum of one year experience on the Mission Design Series (MDS) airframe they will be inspecting. Experience in maintenance, modification and repair of tactical aircraft systems of the type being serviced and their associated components.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for extended periods throughout the day. Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands. Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders. May be required to lift heavy objects whose weight may exceed 50 pounds. Must be able to type using a standard keyboard to communicate through e-mail and various software applications. Will handle dirty parts and lubricants. Will be required to wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Must be able to pass a Respirator Physical and Fit Test qualification. May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, etc. Must be able to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 pounds. May work in normal office environment, maintenance shop or outside. Must be able to work in a shop where the environment is drafty, noisy, and dirty. May be exposed to extreme noise from operating equipment. May be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts or vehicles.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally.