Aircraft Mechanic - Perform routine scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to include inspection, operational test, repair, modification, sustainment and troubleshooting of a DC-8 aircraft, components, and equipment. Applies advanced technical knowledge to solve complex problems and to provide techni

CBA - Aircraft Mechanic (DC-8) - NASA Armstrong - Palmdale, CA

Vertex Aerospace • 
Palmdale, California, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
Aircraft Mechanic - Perform routine scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to include inspection, operational test, repair, modification, sustainment and troubleshooting of a DC-8 aircraft, components, and equipment. Applies advanced technical knowledge to solve complex problems and to provide technical assistance, guidance, and instruction to other employees as needed.
  • Candidate to possess a high degree of expertise on aircraft systems. Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of applicable maintenance/technical manuals, publications, instructions, and special tools and test equipment.
  • Must be familiar with operational capabilities and limitations of aircraft systems and be able to maintain all aircraft main, auxiliary, secondary power systems, fuel systems, engine, and bleed air components.
  • Perform troubleshooting, testing, replacing or repairing worn or damaged components using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment; removing the engine from aircraft, disassembling and inspecting parts for wear, cracks, security, or other defects and repairing or replacing defective engine parts and reassembles.
  • Required to read and understand maintenance manuals, CMP, SRM, interpret blueprints, technical directives, planning documents, test specifications, technical publications and procedures, and applicable safety manuals.
  • Must be Customer service oriented.
Job Requirements:
Licensing, Certification Requirements:
  • Airframe and Powerplants (A&P) License - Required
  • Five (5) years fixed-wing, heavy jet engined aircraft maintenance - Required
  • Five (5) years maintenance experience on DC-8 aircraft – preferred, or equivalent heavy, multi-engined jet aircraft experience (C-135, B-707, -737,-757, C-10)
  • U.S. Citizenship - Required
  • Valid State Driver's License - Required
  • Valid U.S. Passport - ability to obtain and maintain
  • High School Degree or GED - Required
  • Ability to travel - Required
  • Must obtain basic hand tools and toolbox within three (3) months of hire.
Clearance Required: Able to obtain and maintain U.S. Secret

As a government contractor, Vertex Aerospace requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment in accordance with Executive Order 14042. Exceptions to this policy are granted on a case-by-case basis for those that request a religious or medical accommodation. A vaccination status form and proof of vaccination, if applicable, is required.
 
Physical Demands:
This maintenance classification activity is usually accomplished in a flight line-like environment with extensive climbing, standing, stooping, bending, pushing, kneeling, stretching, and walking demands. May require lifting of objects whose weight normally will not exceed 50lbs. Special vision abilities required to perform this job are close and peripheral vision and acceptable depth perception.
 
Work Environment:
The working conditions range from an environment where there is little or no physical discomfort, to an environment where inclement weather may subject the individual to severe changes in temperature, wind, rain, etc. May be required to work in areas where high noise hazards, exposure to fumes, airborne particles, and electrical shock hazards exist.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities:
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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