The Electrical Aircraft Mechanic II may supervise lower skilled mechanics and assist with troubleshooting malfunctions in flight surfaces and controls, anti-icing, pneudraulic, engines, and auxiliary power unit for F/A-18 aircraft. This worker reads and interprets manufacturers' maintenance man

Electrical/Avionics, Aircraft Mechanic II

PowerHouse Resources International • 
MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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The Electrical Aircraft Mechanic II may supervise lower skilled mechanics and assist with troubleshooting malfunctions in flight surfaces and controls, anti-icing, pneudraulic, engines, and auxiliary power unit for F/A-18 aircraft. This worker reads and interprets manufacturers' maintenance manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.

Maintains, repairs and modifies aircraft structures and structural components of moderate difficulty, maintains and repairs aircraft components including but not limited to flight controls, engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems, and mechanical components, applies technical knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment malfunctions and applies required expertise in restoring equipment condition and or operation, and applies comprehensive technical expertise to solve moderate to complex problems by interpreting technical documentation such as; blueprints or manufactures’ manuals. Performs corrosion prevention and treatment IAW governing directives.  Detects, identifies, reports, treats and prevents various forms of corrosion IAW applicable directives of assigned squadron aircraft and within the Corrosion Control Facility.

Must possess a thorough knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting, repair procedures and replacement of parts, requires broad knowledge of electrical theory, must have thorough knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, and micrometers. Requires working knowledge of technical publications. Receives technical guidance, as required, from supervisor or higher-level technician, will occasionally be required to lead teams through more complex aircraft relevant tasks, and may be required to make entries in aircraft logs and records.   Must be able to prioritize workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects.

Removes, repairs, modifies, tests, troubleshoots, calibrates, and installs electrical systems, equipment and accessories used in aircraft; makes functional checks on electrical systems to ensure performance and reliability and correct malfunctions disclosed by static, ground, and flight tests; and replaces defective wiring and installs new wiring for aircraft changes, modifications and repairs.  Overhauls, repairs, modifies and tests aircraft electrical system accessories such as motors, dynamotors, inverters, voltage regulators, relays, cutouts, engine synchronizers, electric motor driven air compressors and activators, DC generators, AC alternators, DC/AC electrical controls, cockpit air conditioning controls, engine temperature controls, and transistorized control equipment, etc. Installs, troubleshoots, calibrates, and tests complex electrical systems and devices on military aircraft to ensure precise performance and reliability of all electrical systems.  Sets up test positions using test equipment such as oscilloscopes, audio signal generators, frequency meters, voltmeters, watt meters and ammeters.  Tests the various units for compliance with the proper tolerances prescribed for transient time, noise amplitude, and frequencies; adjusts resonant circuits, computes alternative current loads; and makes all necessary adjustments to bring the units up to prescribed operational standards.

Performs all duties in accordance with the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP) and Commander Naval Air Forces Instruction 4790.2B.

Job duties require that this mechanic: adjusts, repairs, or replaces electrical wiring system and aircraft accessories, conducts maintenance inspections, and performs miscellaneous duties to service aircraft. Assists with the jacking and towing of aircraft, enters in the maintenance records description of the work performed and verifies the work was performed satisfactorily, required to keep aircraft in safe operating condition. Performs duties of a Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative (CDQAR) to meet squadron maintenance requirements.

Job Requirements:

Experience: Minimum four (4) years of F/A-18 aviation maintenance experience

Qualification:  Must be trained in and proficient with the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP).  Completion of Military Technical Training or comparable Civilian Trade School is desired. 

Must possess, and maintain, a minimum of SECRET clearance.

Must be able to receive and maintain Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative (CDQAR) qualifications certification in accordance with the NAMP.

 Must have completed the Aircraft Corrosion Control Course N-701-0013 or C-600-3183.

Certification:  Must meet technical proficiency to qualify as a CDQAR.  Must be certified to perform tasks specified in PHRI Standard Operating Procedures Manual, if required to perform those tasks.




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