The Aircraft Mechanic performs Organizational, Intermediate and limited Depot level maintenance to include inspection, operational test, repair, modification, routine daily and periodic servicing and troubleshooting on legacy F/A-18 (A-D model) aircraft, aircraft systems, components and equipment.

CBA - Aircraft Mechanic (F/A-18 Fleet Support) - NASA Armstrong - Edwards AFB, CA

Vertex Aerospace • 
Edwards, California, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
The Aircraft Mechanic performs Organizational, Intermediate and limited Depot level maintenance to include inspection, operational test, repair, modification, routine daily and periodic servicing and troubleshooting on legacy F/A-18 (A-D model) aircraft, aircraft systems, components and equipment. Additionally, ensures flight readiness and supports and executes launch and recovery operations. Applies advanced technical knowledge to solve complex problems and to provide technical assistance, guidance and instruction to other employees as needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Performs organization, intermediate and limited Depot level maintenance to include inspection, operations test, repair, modification, daily routine and periodic servicing and troubleshooting on legacy F/A-18 (A-D model) aircraft, aircraft systems, components and equipment.
  • Ensures flight readiness, supports and executes launch and recovery operations.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, technical directives, planning documents, test specifications, technical publications and procedures, and applicable safety manuals.
  • Ability to work in the established work/living environment and support mission requirements.
  • Be customer oriented and effectively communicate with customer with written and oral communications.
Job Requirements:
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
  • Possess a high degree of aircraft systems expertise and be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of applicable maintenance/technical manuals, publications, instructions, special tool, test equipment and trouble shooting skills.
  • Be familiar with operational capabilities and limitations of aircraft systems and be able to maintain and service all aircraft main, auxiliary, secondary power systems, fuel systems, engine level and bleed air components.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Aircraft Maintenance on F/A-18 aircraft – Required.
  • Experience maintaining other military fighters and FAA aircraft – Desired.
  • Previous Plane Captain / Crew chief certified IAW / Government approved certification program for a minimum of one 1 T/M/S aircraft – Highly desired.
  • Must obtain basic hand tools and toolbox within three (3) months of hire.
  • Ability to travel – Required.
  • FAA Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) License or able to obtain within 1 year of hiring.
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Valid U.S. Passport
  • Valid State Drivers License
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 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.
US Secret Clearance: Able to obtain and maintain U.S. Secret clearance is required. Active U.S. Secret Clearance preferred.
 
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 will not normally exceed 50lbs. Special vision abilities required to perform this job are close and peripheral vision, and acceptable depth perception.
 
Work Environment:
The diversity of working conditions ranges 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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