TASK DESCRIPTION: Aircraft Mechanic I (23021):Aircraft Mechanics I must have a combination of experience to repair engines, sheet metal, structural, hydraulic, electrical, power train and general mechanical maintenance of moderate difficulty, required to meet the assigned missions. Makes repairs to

Aircraft Mechanic I (Airframes)

Kay and Associates, Inc. • 
Camp Pendleton, California, USA
Position Type: Contractor
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TASK DESCRIPTION: Aircraft Mechanic I (23021):

Aircraft Mechanics I must have a combination of experience to repair engines, sheet metal, structural, hydraulic, electrical, power train and general mechanical maintenance of moderate difficulty, required to meet the assigned missions. Makes repairs to aircraft and follows direction of higher graded workers. The Aircraft Mechanic I troubleshoots malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, flight surfaces and controls, anti-icing, pneudraulic, engines, auxiliary power unit, and ventilation and heating systems. This mechanic repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures, such as wings and fuselage, and functional components including rigging, surface controls, and plumbing and hydraulic units, using hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment such as shears, sheet metal brake, welding equipment, rivet gun, and drills. 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. Work involves replacing or repairing worn or damaged components, such as carburetors, alternators, magnetos, fuel controls, fuel pumps, oil pumps, and engine mounted gearboxes, and compressor bleed valves using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment; removing engine from aircraft, using hoist or forklift truck, 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. Supervises the jacking and towing of aircraft, enters in the maintenance records description of the work performed and verifies the work was performed satisfactorily, service engines and airframe components at line station making repairs, short of overhaul, required to keep aircraft in safe operating condition, specialize in work, repair and modification of structural, precision, and functional spare parts and assemblies, and specialize in engine repair. May be required to be licensed by Federal Aviation Administration. May require specialization in sheet-metal, electric work, avionics or other aircraft systems related disciplines.

Skill and Knowledge: Shall have the ability to troubleshoot malfunctions in various aircraft systems and be able to perform general Organizational Level maintenance and possess one or more of the specialties of the assigned aircraft below:

Airframe/Structural, Corrosion, Landing Gear, Wing/Pylon Fold, Hydraulic/Pneumatic, and mechanical Flight Control Systems

Responsibility: Performs requirements in accordance with the procedures established in the PWS. Performs diagnosis and corrective actions, disassembles, inspects, evaluates, and accomplishes necessary repairs, lays out work according to technical instructions and technical directives. Determines what repairs, modifications, and part replacements are required. May be required to verify work performed by another for which he/she is qualified to perform.

Task Requirements:

  • Performs aircraft maintenance functions of the Line, Corrosion Control, and Aircraft Organizational Level maintenance
  • Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance support for assigned H-1 aircraft
  • Performs inspection, disassembly, repair, servicing, TD compliance, modification, assembly, surface finish removal, corrosion control, preservation/de-preservation
  • Maintain aircraft and aeronautical equipment to continuously support the assigned readiness posture outlined in the activities plan and daily flight schedule
  • Aircraft maintenance action documentation via logs, records, forms, and electronic means
  • Troubleshoot malfunctions in aircraft structure, flight surfaces and controls, anti-icing, pneudraulic, engines, auxiliary power unit, and ventilation and heating systems
  • Use hand tools, power tools, machines, specific and general aviation test measurement and diagnostic equipment, and sets kits and outfits (SKO).
  • Inspect, repair, replace, and rebuild aircraft components/sub components to include rigging of flight control.
  • Read and interpret manufacturers' maintenance manuals, military technical manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, blueprints, manufacturers’ drawings, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components
  • Flight Line operations/functions at detachment locations as required
  • Confined space operations to include fuel cell entry
  • Support Equipment (SE) operation and inspections
  • Aircraft launch and recovery
  • Aircraft inspections
  • Aircraft movement
  • Support services
  • General aircraft maintenance
  • Technical Directive compliance and modifications
  • Maintain Aircraft, Engines, and SE Logbooks
  • Perform general housekeeping and organization of workstation(s), shop(s), maintenance facility to provide a clean, safe, and FOD free environment
  • Perform shift work and/or overtime as required
  • Perform phase, scheduled, unscheduled, periodic, and other hourly or calendar inspections.
  • Perform preflight, thru flight, and post-flight maintenance inspections, launch and recover aircraft, and Preventive Maintenance Daily Inspections.
  • Requisition repair parts, materials, and consumable supplies through military supply system.
  • Other tasks as directed


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years’ H-1 rotary wing experience
  • Five or more years rotary wing maintenance experience
  • Cadmium Plating qualified
  • Qualified to certify H-1 aircraft Safe-for-Flight
  • Naval Aviation Maintenance Control Management course (C-555-0053)
  • Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative (CDQAR) for Airframes, Power Plants and Electrical Systems
  • Collateral Duty Inspector (CDI) for Line, Corrosion Control and Avionics Systems
  • Quality Assurance Safety Observer (QASO)
  • Ammunition & Explosive handling qualifications
  • Vibration Analysis Operator / Interpreter
  • Tire and Wheel
  • Hydraulic Contamination
  • Plane Captain
  • Paint, Final Finish Insignia (N-701-001) and Aircraft Corrosion (N-701-0013)


Basic Qualifications:

  • Individual (I) Aircraft Maintenance Qualification
  • Two years aviation maintenance experience
  • Must achieve Collateral Duty Inspector (CDI) AH-1Z & UH-1Y designation for DOL Skill within 90 days of hire
  • Must be able to work 1st, 2nd , 3rd and Weekend shift as required
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule Mon-Fri ,Sun-Thur and Fri-Mon as required
  • Must be able to pass background check
  • Must be able to obtain favorable National Agency Check with Written Inquires (NACI), IAW DTM-08-003 “Next Generation Common Access Card (CAC) Implementation Guidance or Secret security clearance as required for the position
  • Must be able to climb ladders, raised platforms, and aircraft
  • Must be able to use hand and power tools
  • Must have dexterity to handle small parts
  • Must be able to deploy to support off station exercises and perform other support duties if required


Employment is contingent on a) your ability to provide appropriate proof of your identity and eligibility to work in the United States; (b) your references and any background check being satisfactory to the Company; (c) you successfully passing a pre-employment drug test; (d) your ability to provide proof of COVID vaccination status, (e) your ability to get a required clearance by your effective start date, if needed, and (f) KAI commencing performance on this contract.
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
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