• Inspects, maintains, packs and adjusts aircrew flight equipment such as flight helmets, oxygen masks, parachutes, flotation devices, survival kits, helmet mounted devices, aircrew night vision and other ocular systems, anti-G garments, aircrew eye and respiratory protective equipment, chemical bi
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AFE Technician

M1 Support Services • 
Minot, North Dakota, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
 • Inspects, maintains, packs and adjusts aircrew flight equipment such as flight helmets, oxygen masks, parachutes, flotation devices, survival kits, helmet mounted devices, aircrew night vision and other ocular systems, anti-G garments, aircrew eye and respiratory protective equipment, chemical biological protective oxygen masks and overalls, and other types of AFE and aircrew chemical defense systems.
• Repairs fabric and rubber components, including protective clothing, thermal radiation barriers, flotation equipment, and various parachutes. Evaluates problems and determines feasibility of repair or replacement related to inspecting and repairing fabric, Rubber equipment, and parachutes. Evaluates work orders for fabrication of authorized items.
• Installs and removes aircraft-installed AFE. Uses various types of test equipment such as altimeters, oxygen testers, leakage testers, radio testers, and other types of testers to conduct reliability testing on AFE and ACDE. Maintains inspection and accountability documentation on AFE issued to aircrews or preposition on aircraft.
• Perform flightline functions including AFE preflight and postflight requirements to include guard duties as needed.
• Document all inspection and maintenance actions in aircraft forms, IMDS, and FERMS.
• Performs Red X and IPI inspections.
• Practices good housekeeping, tool control, FOD awareness/prevention, and safety at all times.
• Applies technical expertise and guidance to solve complex problems by interpreting technical data such as blueprints or manufactures’ manuals.
• Performs basic helicopter ground handling procedures such as towing, jacking, refuel/defuel as needed.
• Operates Ground Support Equipment.
• Participates in FOD walks.
• Perform other duties as assigned by Management.
Job Requirements:
• Knowledge and experience in technical, safety, and environmental issues involving AFE maintenance. Must possess a comprehensive understanding of AFE technical procedures.
• Knowledge of AFE inspection and maintenance procedures; parachute construction; effects on temperature and humidity on parachutes and other fabrics; characteristics of rubberized items; solvent, heat and pressure effects on rubber; proper handling, use and disposal of hazardous waste, materials, and pyrotechnics; aircrew flight and chemical defense equipment inspections, fitting, and maintenance procedures; supply procedures; and principles of contamination control
• USAF or equivalent AFE formal military training required.
• Recent experience at the 7 level (or equivalent) as an AFE specialist (1 years within the last 3 years).
• Extensive knowledge of AFE maintenance procedures, troubleshooting, technical publications, special tools, test equipment, and safety procedures required.
• Working knowledge of IMDS, FERMS, other computer programs.
• Ability to move about both inside aircraft hangar and outside on aircraft ramp within close proximity of running equipment and aircraft.
• Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English.
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
• Maintain a clean and organized work place.
• Must be reliable, self-motivated, and able to deal with stressful situations and timelines while maintaining a professional and non-confrontational attitude.
• Hold a valid Drivers’ License.
Salary Range: 30.93-38.43
Relocation: NA
Travel: NA
Job Ident #: AFE
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