Aircraft Mechanic II (Airframe)
Task Description: Aircraft Mechanic II (23022):
Aircraft Mechanics II must have a combination of experience to repair engines, sheet metal, and structural, hydraulic, electrical, power train and general mechanical maintenance of moderate difficulty, required to meet the assigned missions. Additionally provides input to Maintenance Engineering Changes (MEC), Estimated Cost of Damage preparation (ECOD) and assist in the recommendation of changes to (MWO). Individuals must be able to prioritize workloads and are required to lead teams through more complex aircraft relevant tasks. Mechanic IIs can inspect Mechanic IIs and Is. This mechanic 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 manufacturesrsquo; manuals. 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 basic knowledge of electrical theory, 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. The incumbent 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. May require specialization in sheet-metal, electric work, avionics or other aircraft systems related disciplines.
Skill and Knowledge: Shall have the ability to troubleshoot malfunctions in various aircraft systems and be able to perform general Organizational Level and Limited Depot Level maintenance and possess one or more of the specialties of the assigned aircraft below:
Airframe/Structural, Landing Gear, Launch/Arresting, Wing/Pylon Fold, Hydraulic/Pneumatic Systems, and Mechanical Flight Control Systems
- Must be knowledgeable of technical directives, NAMP programs, and shall be knowledgeable of and understand basic supply procedures.
- Aircraft Mechanic II shall have experience writing with clarity and technical accuracy, and ensure adherence to all applicable policies and procedures.
- Possess a high degree of expertise in the control and coordination of aircraft maintenance.
- Thorough working knowledge of applicable maintenance/technical manuals and publications.
- Thorough working knowledge of aircraft maintenance records.
- Working understanding of the aircraft and aircraft systems.
Responsibility: Performs requirements in accordance with the procedures established in the PWS. Performs diagnosis and corrective actions, disassembles, inspects, evaluates, and accomplishes necessary repairs, lays out work according to technical instructions and technical directives. Determines what repairs, modifications, and part replacements are required. May be required to verify work performed by another for which he/she is qualified to perform.
- Occasionally leads teams
- Familiar with duties assigned to personnel within all work centers.
- Process Visual Information Display System/Maintenance Action Forms (VIDS/MAF) from aircrew or maintenance technicians in accordance with OPNAVINST 4790.2 Series, Navy, and Company Instructions.
- Assists in coordinating aircraft moves and static display requirements.
- Performs all other required duties as applicable and assigned by supervision.
- Performs aircraft organizational level maintenance functions on F/A-18 A-D aircraft.
- Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance support for assigned F/A-18 A-D aircraft
- Performs inspection, disassembly, repair, servicing, TD compliance, modification, assembly, corrosion control, preservation/de-preservation
- Maintain aircraft and aeronautical equipment to continuously support the assigned readiness posture outlined in in the activities plan and daily flight schedule
- Aircraft maintenance action documentation via logs, records, forms, and electronic means
- Troubleshoot malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, pneumatic, hydraulic, ventilation and heating systems.
- Use hand tools, power tools, machines, specific and general aviation test measurement and diagnostic equipment.
- Inspect, repair, replace, and rebuild aircraft components/sub components to include rigging of flight control.
- Read and interpret 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.
- Confined space operations to include fuel cell entry
- Support Equipment (SE) operation and inspections
- General aircraft maintenance
- Requisition repair parts, materials, and consumable supplies through military supply system.
- Perform general housekeeping and organization of workstation(s), shop(s), maintenance facility to provide a clean, safe, and FOD free environment
- Perform shift work and/or overtime as required
- Perform other tasks as directed.
- Seven or more years F/A-18 A-D maintenance experience
- Naval Aviation Maintenance Control Management course (C-555-0053)
- Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative (CDQAR) for Airframes, Power Plants and Electrical Systems
- Basic Corrosion Control
- Previously certified Tire and Wheel
- Previously certified Hydraulic Contamination
- Previously certified F/A-18 Plane Captain
- Four or more yearsrsquo; F/A-18 aircraft maintenance experience
- Must be able to work shift maintenance as required.
- Must be able work flexible work-week schedules as required.
- Must be able to climb ladders, raised platforms, and work on top of and below aircraft
- Must be able to use hand and power tools.
- Must have dexterity to handle small parts.
- Must be able to deploy to support off station exercises and perform other support duties as assigned.
- Satisfactory completion of a National Agency Check Local Records Check and Credit (NACLC) or Access National Agency Check with written Inquiries (ANACI) resulting in eligibility for a SECRET clearance shall be required of employees assigned to perform:- Maintaining F-18 A-D Avionics Systems
- - Mix and/or application of Low Observable or RADAR Absorbent Materials
- - Maintaining Aircraft Logs and Records
- Must be eligible for Common Access Card (CAC).
Employees will receive a health and welfare fringe benefit of $2.65 for every hour worked.
Employees are offered medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in KAIrsquo;s 401k plan. Employees have a minimum of eleven paid holidays. After completing one year of service, employees will have two weeks paid vacation.
Employment is contingent on (a) your ability to provide appropriate proof of your identity and eligibility to work in the United States; (b) your references and any background check being satisfactory to the Company; (c) you successfully passing a pre-employment drug test; and (d) your ability to get a required clearance by your effective start date, if needed; and (e) KAI commencing performance on this contract.
KAI is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.