Position is responsible for maintaining, and repairing aircraft as well as fabricating, modifying, installing, troubleshooting, repairing systems and test support equipment in accordance with established technical specifications, publications, engineering instructions and technical orders and proced

CBA Aircraft Mechanic - SOFIA - NASA Armstrong - Palmdale, CA

Vertex Aerospace • 
Palmdale, California, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
Position is responsible for maintaining, and repairing aircraft as well as fabricating, modifying, installing, troubleshooting, repairing systems and test support equipment in accordance with established technical specifications, publications, engineering instructions and technical orders and procedures. Performs work involved in routine maintenance, repair, testing, assembly/ disassembly of aircraft systems, equipment and accessories.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Corrects minor discrepancies by removal, repair or replacement of defective or deleted parts of aircraft systems.
  • Performs functional checks on existing and newly installed aircraft systems and equipments.
  • Operates automatic test equipment to locate, diagnose and repair defective parts.
  • Performs routine inspections on aircraft, systems and equipment.
  • Troubleshoots, tests and documents findings.
  • Repairs or replaces components based on test results by following blueprints, schematics, handbooks and other technical documents.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Must be experienced and knowledgeable on aircraft systems and maintenance practices.
  • Must be able to efficiently interface with Lead Technician, Project Engineers and Crew Chiefs
  • Must be able to perform operational checks, system adjustments, troubleshooting of aircraft and aircraft systems (airframe, power plants, landing gear, communications, electronics & navigation) systems as required.
  • Must be customer oriented and possess the communication skills required to efficiently and effectively interface and coordinate with Operations Engineers and other technically personnel
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of using aircraft technical publications, schematic diagrams, drawings and charts, as well as able to read, interpret and follow.
  • Must be capable of working in confined spaces
  • Must be able to work in the established work/living environment to include shifts as assigned, travel as part of a maintenance recovery team and support CONUS and OCONUS deployments as required.
  • Must have good working knowledge of aircraft safety directives.
  • Must have and maintain current civilian drivers license, and be able to obtain and maintain a government flight line drivers license during the course of employment.
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge (aircraft/vehicle movement and safety/hazards) of flight line operations.
  • Must be able to work weekends, swing shift, graveyard and/or alternate schedules as predicated by Mission Flight Schedules and requirements
  • Other duties as assigned or required to sustain and maintain the assigned aircraft.
Job Requirements:
LICENSING, CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years experience in heavy aircraft maintenance (747, DC8 or other Heavy equivalent)- required
  • Must obtain basic hand tools and toolbox within three (3) months of hire.
  • Recent (within the last 9 Months) 747, DC-8 or other Heavy aircraft experience - preferred
  • Clearance Required: Able to obtain and maintain U.S. Secret
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplants (A&P) License - required
  • US Citizenship - required
  • Valid State Drivers License - required
  • Valid US Passport - required
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent - required
  • Ability to travel - required (25)
  • 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.
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 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.
 
Candidates must be able to obtain/maintain a secret clearance which requires US Citizenship and must be able to pass additional background checks as required.
 
"Equal opportunity employer-minorities/females/vet/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity"
 
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) 
Salary Range: -
Relocation:
Travel: 25%
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