Aircraft Mechanic III (23023): Leads a team in the performance of aircraft maintenance, inspections, and scheduled / unscheduled maintenance. Processes the technical experience to supervise subordinate mechanics and provide technical guidance on maintenance operations on the airframe being suppo

Aircraft Mechanic III (Maintenance Control)

Kay and Associates, Inc. • 
Iwakuni, Hiroshima, Japan
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Aircraft Mechanic III (23023): Leads a team in the performance of aircraft maintenance, inspections, and scheduled / unscheduled maintenance. Processes the technical experience to supervise subordinate mechanics and provide technical guidance on maintenance operations on the airframe being supported. Capable of performing, supervising and inspecting the duties of Mechanic Is, IIs and IIIs. A person in this position maintains repairs and modifies aircraft structures, structural components and engines of complex to extreme difficulty, maintains and repairs aircraft components including but not limited to flight controls, engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems and mechanical components, and applies technical knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment malfunctions and applies technical expertise in restoring equipment condition and operation. 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 modification and repair and the ability to determine functionality of non-complex electrical systems. A 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. Must possess the experience and ability to provide technical support to structural/mechanical engineers and customers alike, must possess excellent organizational skills in prioritizing workload to meet aircraft delivery schedule. This worker will be required to make entries in aircraft logs and records, and is responsible for providing guidance and technical expertise to lower level technicians throughout all aircraft modifications and/or maintenance efforts.


Mechanic III / Maintenance Control Supervisor Functions: The Contractor Aircraft Mechanic III shall be able to release aircraft safe for flight using local Safe For Flight checklist, assign project/priority codes and direct cannibalization actions to meet the unit’s maintenance plan and daily flight schedule. The government maintains the authority to release aircraft safe for flight when determined necessary. Final review and acceptance of aircraft prior to flight will reside with the pilot in command by signing an Aircraft Inspection and Acceptance Record “A” sheet. The Contractors training and qualification program shall include procedures used to train and designate contractor employees to certify aircraft safe for flight. In addition, the Supervisor will serve as the site lead and shall be able to perform maintenance in their respective qualifications. Primary focus of the Aircraft Mechanic III is to manage the CFT priorities.

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, Power Plants and related Sub-Systems, Fuel and Air Systems, Hydraulic/Pneumatic Systems, Flight Control Systems, Avionics/Electrical Systems and related Sub-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 III 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.
  • Certify Aircraft Safe For Flight
  • 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:

  • 15 years or more of Organizational level maintenance
  • 5 years or more maintenance experience on KC-130J aircraft
  • 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
  • Aircraft paint and final finish

Basic Qualifications:

  • Aircraft Mechanic III shall have a minimum of five years aircraft maintenance experience
  • 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
  • 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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