The Airframe/Structural Aircraft Mechanic II troubleshoots malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, flight surfaces and controls, and repair tilt-rotor airframe systems for MV-22 aircraft. This mechanic repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures, such as wings and fuselage, and functional components including rigging, surface controls, and plumbing and hydraulic units, using hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment such as shears, sheet metal brake, rivet gun, and drills. This worker reads and interprets manufacturers' and maintenance manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components. Detects, identifies, reports, treats and prevents various forms of corrosion IAW applicable directives. This includes, but is not limited to; surface finish removal, sanding, corrosion control, preservation, masking, stenciling, and paint touch-up of assigned squadron aircraft. Performs acceptance, conditional, daily, phase, pre/post depot level, special, transfer, turnaround and zonal aircraft inspections and preoperational and periodic inspections on support equipment (SE) IAW Maintenance Requirements Cards (MRC) and NAVAIR technical manuals. Performs all duties in accordance with the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP) and Commander Naval Air Forces Instruction 4790.2B.
Must have a thorough knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting, repair procedures and replacement of parts, requires broad knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modifications and repair, must have thorough knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers. This job 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 in order to maintain schedules on assigned projects.
Performs a full range of aircraft sheet metal duties including, but not limited to, disassemble, modify, repair, and reassemble complex aircraft metal items and systems, e.g., bulkheads, airframes, spars, air scoops, wings, flaps, pylons, sponsons, fuselages, skins, ribs, gussets and fuel tanks. These items and systems have combined straight and curved edges and irregular curves and planes. Analyzes and evaluates structural damage to metal systems and items; develops patterns using a combination of parallel and radial line development; fabricates, installs, and repairs a variety of items and systems made from a wide variety of metals, e.g., stainless steel, copper sheet, magnesium, honeycomb, alloys, aluminum; replaces sections and patch old systems; cuts, bends, shapes, and forms metals for items that have numerous irregular angles, planes, and curves with varying pitch and circumference; use a variety of assembly joints, complex fastening systems, riveted or welded joints, drill or punch holes; and assemble or repair items by seaming, soldering, bolting, screwing, riveting, tacking, and spot welding. Assembly methods shall meet appearance and strength standards, as well as critical tolerances.
Job duties require that this mechanic: adjusts, repairs, or replaces electrical wiring system and aircraft accessories, conduct maintenance inspections, and perform 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 Inspector (CDI) and ensures all maintenance is performed and inspected in accordance with the NAMP and is accountable to the quality assurance officer and aircraft maintenance officer within the Maintenance Department.