Aircraft Mechanic III- F/A-18 Maintenance Control- China Lake, CA
The Aircraft Mechanic III (Maintenance Control) is required to Release Aircraft Safe for Flight, monitor maintenance SCIR documentation via the NALCOMIS /OOMA systems, review Aircraft Weight and Balance forms for accuracy, direct scheduled/unscheduled maintenance actions to meet operational tasking identified by the government/flight schedule, brief aircrew prior to Functional Check Flights (FCF), review aircrew documentation of aircraft FCF performance, authorize cannibalization, coordinate Depot Level Inspection/Repair actions, assign workload priorities, manage awaiting maintenance and material status, manage T/M/S Aircraft configuration, screen, maintain and sign Aeronautical Equipment Service Records, Aircraft Logbooks, liaison with Quality Assurance, liaison with Projects Coordinator, understand Navy Working Capital Fund concept, notify Govt. Oversight QAR’s of all Flight Critical, Safety of Flight, and mandatory QA inspections, monitor high time components, establish supply priorities, and coordinate work center maintenance tasking to meet daily Flight Schedule and Ground Test Requirements. Coordinate monthly maintenance planning meetings and publish/sign monthly maintenance plan in accordance with the current COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2 series.
Direct, coordinate and monitor all maintenance/material actions necessary to service, repair and overhaul aircraft to ensure airworthiness to include tasks that are complex to extreme difficulty.
Direct and Coordinate the repairs, replacement and rebuild aircraft structures of complex to extreme difficulty.
This worker also applies professional technical expertise and guidance to solve complex problems by interpreting technical data such as blueprints or manufactures' manuals.
Direct and coordinates the inspections of airframe components for fluid leaks, cracks and other damage.
Release Aircraft Safe for Flight, monitor maintenance SCIR documentation via NALCOMIS/OOMA system, review Aircraft Weight and Balance Forms for accuracy, direct scheduled and unscheduled maintenance actions.
Troubleshoot, remove, replace and repair aircraft structural and hydraulic system components. Performs miscellaneous duties to service aircraft systems.
Knowledge & Skills
Work typically requires a thoroughly comprehensive knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting/repair procedures and replacement of components, a thorough knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural, power plant, modification and repair and the ability to determine functionality of non-complex electrical systems.
Applies technical knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment malfunctions and applies technical guidance and expertise in restoration of equipment condition and operation.
Reads and interprets manufacturers’ publications, maintenance manuals, service bulletins and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
Experience & Education
Must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have completed the Navy Class “C” for Maintenance Material Control Management or equivalent.
Shall have completed the maintenance control school, or have maintenance control experience for a minimum of five years at the Organizational Level in the applicable T/M/S aircraft.
Shall have a minimum of 10 years of US Navy or USMC Organizational level aircraft maintenance experience, to include 1 year applicable to aircraft they will be supporting.
Must have a high school diploma or GED.
Must have a valid drivers’ license and be eligible to qualify for and able to maintain a secret level clearance.
Recent experience with F-18A-F, EA-18G, MH-60S or AV-8B aircraft strongly preferred.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
May work in aircraft maintenance hangar or outside.
May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles, or aircraft.
Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for certain periods throughout the day.
Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands.
Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.
May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
May be required to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
Must be able to see imperfections, micrometer readings and other small scales.
Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, APU, etc.
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