Aircraft Mechanic III (F-18 Leadman) China Lake, CA
The Aircraft Mechanic III (Leadman)
- Is required to manage the workforce, work centers and daily operations.
- Direct, coordinate and monitor all maintenance/material actions necessary to service, repair and overhaul aircraft to ensure airworthiness to include tasks that are complex to extreme difficulty.
- Direct and Coordinate the Repairs, replacement and rebuild aircraft structures of complex to extreme difficulty.
- Direct and Coordinate the inspections of airframe components for fluid leaks, cracks and other damage.
- Leadmen are expected to lead, mentor, guide, follow up, and perform spot corrections for all employees.
- They shall be able to correctly prioritize workload to maintain schedules and maintenance standards on assigned projects. Additional duties will include taking a leadership role in the day to day maintenance effort for the work centers.
- Ensures strict compliance of the OPNAVIST 4790.2 series and all NAMPSOPS.
- Ensures all safety requirements and use of safety equipment is adhered to at all times.
- Enforces and reports any maintenance and disciplinary infractions.
- Administers employee review and counseling. Investigates accidents, incidents, infractions to discover root cause and corrective action to include disciplinary actions.
- Ensures all available personnel participate in the daily FOD walk downs.
- Responsible for daily muster reports, monitor personnel time sheets and leave.
- Recommend qualified personnel when overtime is required and ensure all paperwork is properly submitted.
- Demonstrate the highest safety standard, nurture a strong safety culture in work center, stop any unsafe acts and promote work center safety awareness and involvement in work center.
- Perform other duties as assigned by site management.
Knowledge & Skills
Experience & Education
- This worker also applies professional technical expertise and guidance to solve complex problems by interpreting technical data such as blueprints or manufactures' manuals.
- Work typically requires a thoroughly comprehensive knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting/repair procedures and replacement of components, a thorough knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural, power plant, modification and repair and the ability to determine functionality of non-complex electrical systems.
- Applies technical knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment malfunctions and applies technical guidance and expertise in restoration of equipment condition and operation.
- Reads and interprets manufacturers’ publications, maintenance manuals, service bulletins and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- The candidate must have completed the Navy Class "C" school in airframe and hydraulic repair (5 years Organizational level experience may be substituted)10 years recent and applicable experience.
- Must have a high school diploma or GED.
- Must have a valid drivers’ license and be eligible to qualify for and able to maintain a secret level clearance.
- Recent experience with F-18A-F, EA-18G, MH-60S or AV-8B aircraft strongly preferred.
- May work in aircraft maintenance hangar or outside.
- May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
- May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
- May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles, or aircraft.
- Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for certain 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 up to 50 pounds.
- May be required to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
- Must be able to see imperfections, micrometer readings and other small scales.
- Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
- Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
- May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, APU, etc.
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