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 foll

Aircraft Mechanic I (Airframes)

Kay and Associates, Inc. • 
Iwakuni, Hiroshima, Japan
Position Type: Permanent
Job 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 airlines 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. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensing of contractor employee technical proficiency is not required. An Aircraft Mechanic I shall be the equivalent of a Marine Corps Collateral Duty Inspector.

Additional required skills for corrosion control personnel:

  • Respirator fit qualified
  • Aircraft Corrosion Control ( N-701-0013) and Aircraft Paint Touch Up and Markings ( N-701-0014) certification.
  • Aircraft tow qualifications or equivalent
  • Experience with aircraft airframes maintenance


Mechanic I Functions: The Contractor Aircraft Mechanic I, in addition to the specified corrosion functions and tasks, shall be trained and qualified as Collateral Duty Inspectors (CDI) in accordance with the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program 4790 and all local and command requirements. The Contractors qualified as Mechanic I shall serve within work centers 120 (Airframes). They shall be responsible for performing maintenance in their respective qualifications as a Mechanic I CDI.

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, Landing Gear, Hydraulic/Pneumatic, Mechanical Flight Control Systems, and Aircraft Logs and Records Administration

  • Must be knowledgeable of technical directives, NAMP programs, and shall be knowledgeable of and understand basic supply procedures.
  • Aircraft Mechanic I shall have experience writing with clarity and technical accuracy, and exhibit leadership and ensure adherence to all applicable policies and procedures.
  • Possess a high degree of expertise in the control and coordination of aircraft maintenance.
  • Thorough working knowledge of applicable maintenance/technical manuals and publications.
  • Thorough working knowledge of aircraft maintenance records.
  • Working understanding of the aircraft and aircraft 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:

  • Aircraft Organizational Level (O-Level) Maintenance Support, General Aircraft Maintenance, Corrosion Prevention, Detection, and Abatement/Repair as required for KC-130J aircraft
  • Maintain assigned aircraft/aeronautical equipment in a manner that meets or exceeds the requirements of the CNAFINST 4790.2 (series) programs IAW the Performance Work Statement (PWS)
  • Scheduled and unscheduled Organizational (O-Level) Maintenance Support
  • Maintenance Control planning and management
  • Aircraft maintenance action documentation via records, forms, and electronic means
  • Support Equipment operations and inspections
  • Aircraft inspections
  • Aircraft Movement
  • Corrosion Control/Aircraft Painting
  • Troubleshooting
  • Preservation and de-preservation
  • General aircraft maintenance
  • Technical Directive compliance and modifications
  • Initiate and Complete Maintenance Action Forms via Optimized Organizational Maintenance Activity (OOMA) or hard copy.
  • Perform duties as Collateral Duty Inspector (CDI) for Airframes, Power Plants, and Avionics Systems.
  • Vibration Analysis Operator / Interpreter
  • Tire and Wheel
  • Hydraulic Contamination
  • APU operations
  • Perform general housekeeping and organization of workstation(s), shop(s), maintenance facility to provide a clean, safe, and FOD free environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7 years or more of Organizational level maintenance
  • 5 years or more maintenance experience on KC-130J aircraft
  • NALCOMIS OOMA Familiarization/Naval Aviation Maintenance Control Management Course (Course D/E-555-0053 OR A COMBINATION OF NALCOMIS OOMA Familiarization Course (Course D/E-555-0054) and Naval Aviation Maintenance Control Course (Course D/E-555-0040)
  • Previously Safe For Flight certified
  • Previously Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative (CDQAR) for Airframes, Power Plants, and/or Avionics Systems
  • Qualified as Vibration Analysis Operator/Interpreter
  • Tire and Wheel certified
  • Hydraulic Contamination
  • APU Operator
  • Aircraft Tow qualifications as wing walker, Tow Supervisor, and driver

Basic Qualifications:

  • Aircraft Mechanic I shall have a minimum of three years aircraft maintenance experience
  • Previously Collateral Duty Inspector (CDI) for Airframes Systems
  • Aircraft Corrosion Control ( N-701-0013) and Aircraft Paint Touch Up and Markings ( N-701-0014) certification
  • Must be eligible for Common Access Card (CAC)
  • Must be deployable to locations Outside Continental U.S. (OCONUS)

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 get a required clearance by your effective start date, if needed, and (e) KAI commencing performance on this contract.

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