CBA - Aircraft Mechanic (Global Hawk) - NASA Armstrong - Edwards, CA
Vertex Aerospace •
Aircraft Mechanic - Power Plants performs Organizational and Intermediate level maintenance to include inspection, operational test, repair, modification and troubleshooting on all assigned 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.
- Possess a high degree of expertise of 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.
- Must be familiar with RQ-4 (Global Hawk) Airframe and mechanicals of motors
- Be able to maintain all aircraft main, auxiliary, secondary power systems, fuel systems, engine level and bleed air components.
- Perform troubleshooting, testing, low and high power turn operational checks of power plant systems, replacing or repairing worn or damaged components, such as, fuel controls, fuel pumps, oil pumps, and engine mounted gearboxes and compressor bleed valves using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment; removing engine from aircraft, disassembling and inspecting parts for wear, cracks, security, or other defects and repairing or replacing defective engine parts and reassembles and installs engine in aircraft.
- Required to read and interpret blueprints, technical directives, planning documents, test specifications, technical publications and procedures, and applicable safety manuals.
- Must have effective communication skills, able to work individually and as part of a team.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Licensing, Certification Requirements:
- Must have a minimum of 5 years' experience on Global Hawk aircraft - Required
- Must be customer oriented Valid State Driver's License - required
- Able to obtain and maintain government flight-line driver's license
- Valid U.S. Passport - required
- High School Degree or GED - required
- Ability to travel - required
- U.S. Citizenship - required
- Must obtain basic hand tools and toolbox within three (3) months of hire.
- 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, are required.
- Current FAA Airframe and Power plant (A&P) License or able to obtain within one (1) year of hire - required
- 7 years' experience in aircraft maintenance - preferred
- Clearance Required: Able to obtain and maintain U.S. Secret. Current & valid clearance preferred.
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.
The diversity of 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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