PENDING CONTRACT AWARD   TASK 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

Aircraft Mechanic III

Kay and Associates, Inc. • 
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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.


Task Requirements:

  • Performs aircraft maintenance functions of the Line, Corrosion Control, Tool Room and Aircraft Organizational Level maintenance and flight testing support
  • Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance support for assigned MH-60s aircraft
  • Performs inspection, disassembly, repair, servicing, TD compliance, modification, assembly, surface finish removal, corrosion control, preservation/depreservation services
  • Maintain aircraft and aeronautical equipment to continuously support the assigned SAR readiness posture outlined in in the activities SAR Plan and daily flight schedule.
  • Maintenance Control planning and management
  • Aircraft maintenance action documentation via logs, records, forms, and electronic means
  • Troubleshoot malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, 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).
  • 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
  • Corrosion Control
  • Preservation and depreservation
  • 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
  • Supervise subordinate mechanics and provide technical guidance on maintenance operations
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Ten or more years rotary wing maintenance experience
  • Qualified to certify H-60 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) f or 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
  • Landing Signal Enlisted (LSE)




  • Individual (I) Aircraft Maintenance Qualification
  • 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 provide maintenance support for actual SAR missions within two hours of notification for weekends, holidays, and before/after normal services hours as required
  • Shall be able to travel in support of detachment operations as required
  • Must be eligible for a Common Access Card (CAC)
  • Satisfactory completion of T3/T3R National Agency Check Local Records Check and Credit (NACLC) or Access National Agency Check with written Inquiries (ANACI)

    resulting in eligibility for a SECRET clearance shall be required of employees assigned to perform:

  • Maintaining MH-60S Avionics Systems
  • -Aircrewman
  • Aviation Administration Personnel (AZ equivalents)


  • All other FTEs requiring access to Department of Navy (DON) IT systems or access to CUI will require a Favorable T3 investigation initiated by the Government GCA per 5510.30 series and NIMPSOMs and will be enrolled in Continuous Evaluation. All personnel will be vetted through the Contracting Officer Security Representative
  • 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





Other Compensation

Employees will receive a health and welfare fringe benefit of $2.65 for every hour worked.



Employees are offered medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in KAI’s 401k plan.  Employees have a minimum of eleven paid holidays.  After completing one year of service, employees will have two weeks paid vacation.


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


KAI is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class

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