Aircraft Mechanic III

Kay and Associates, Inc.
Job Type: 
United States

PENDING CONTRACT AWARD Task Description: Aircraft Mechanic III (23023): Leads a team in the performance of aircraft maintenance, inspections, and scheduled/unscheduled maintenance.  Possesses the technical experience to supervise subordinate mechanics and provide technical guidance on maintenance operations on the airframe being supported.  Capable of performing, supervising, and inspecting the duties of Mechanic I’s, II’s and III’s.  A person in this position maintains repairs and modifies aircraft structures, structural components, and engines of complex to extreme difficulty, maintains and repairs aircraft components including but not limited to flight controls, engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems and mechanical components, and applies technical knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment malfunctions and applies technical expertise in restoring equipment condition and operation.  This worker also applies professional technical expertise and guidance to solve complex problems by interpreting technical data such as blueprints or manufactures manuals.  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 modification and repair and the ability to determine functionality of non-complex electrical systems.  A detailed knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, cable tensiometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers, etc. is required.  Must possess the experience and ability to provide technical support to structural/mechanical engineers and customers alike; must possess excellent organizational skills in prioritizing workload to meet aircraft delivery schedule.  This worker will be required to make entries in aircraft logs and records, and is responsible for providing guidance and technical expertise to lower level technicians throughout all aircraft modifications and/or maintenance efforts. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensing of contractor employee technical proficiency is not required. Skill and Knowledge: Shall have the ability to troubleshoot malfunctions in various aircraft systems and be able to perform general Organizational Level maintenance and possess one or more of the specialties of the assigned aircraft below: Airframe/Structural, Landing Gear, Hydraulic/Pneumatic, Mechanical Flight Control Systems, Power Plants and related Sub-Systems, Fuel and Air Systems, Hydraulic/Pneumatic Systems, Flight Control Systems, Transmission Drive Systems, Avionics/Electrical Systems and related Sub-Systems, and Aircraft Logs and Records Administration

  • Must be knowledgeable of technical directives, NAMP programs, and shall be knowledgeable of and understand basic supply procedures.
  • Aircraft Mechanic III shall have experience writing with clarity and technical accuracy, and exhibit leadership 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. Task Requirements:

  • 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 duties as Liaison with base personnel for other requirements to include but not limited to fueling / defueling operations, fire department and etc.
  • Performs Functional Check Flight briefs between Pilots and Quality Assurance Department.
  • Performs all other required duties as applicable and assigned by supervision.
  • Perform preflight, thru flight, and post-flight maintenance inspections, launch and recover aircraft, and Preventive Maintenance Daily Inspections.
  • Performs aircraft maintenance functions of the Aircraft Organizational Level maintenance
  • Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance support for assigned P-8 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 Airframe/Structural, Landing Gear, Hydraulic/Pneumatic, Mechanical Flight Control Systems, Power Plants and related Sub-Systems, Fuel and Air Systems, Hydraulic/Pneumatic Systems, Flight Control Systems, Transmission Drive Systems, Avionics/Electrical Systems and related Sub-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
  • Operational support services
  • General aircraft maintenance
  • 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
  • Requisition repair parts, materials, and consumable supplies through military supply system.
  • Perform other tasks as directed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 15 years or more of Organizational level maintenance
  • 3 or more years previously certified Aircraft Safe for Flight
  • Previously certified P-8 Engine Low/Full Power and APU Operator
  • NALCOMIS OOMA Familiarization/Naval Aviation Maintenance Control Management Course (Course D/E-555-0053) OR A COMBINATION OF NALCOMIS OOMA Familiarization Course (Course D/E-555 0054) and Naval Aviation Maintenance Control Management Course (Course D/E-555-0040)
  • Experienced in Aircraft, Engine, ALSS, Egress, Armament, and Support Equipment Logbooks and Records entries.
  • Advanced Corrosion Control Course/Paint and Final Finish
  • Previous P-8 Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative (CDQAR) for Airframes/ Powerplants/ALSS, Egress/Environmental/Electrical Systems
  • Previous P-8 Collateral Duty Inspector (CDI) for Line Work Center (310)
  • Previous P-8 Plane Captain Plane Handler

Basic Qualifications:

  • Aircraft Mechanic IIIs shall have a minimum of 5 years of maintenance experience on: 737 C700/C-40A/P8 aircraft
  • Must be able to work 1st or 2nd shift as required to support operations
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule Mon-Fri or Sun-Thur as required by the customer
  • Shall be able to travel in support of detachment operations as required
  • Must be able to climb ladders, raised platforms, and work on top of or below the aircraft.
  • Must be able to use hand and power tools
  • Must have dexterity to handle small parts
  • Must be eligible for a Common Access Card (CAC)
  • Satisfactory completion National Agency Check Local Records Check and Credit (NACLC), and Access National Agency Check with written Inquires (ANACI) resulting in eligibility for a SECRET clearance shall be required of all employees

Compensation $34.19/hour Other Compensation Employees will receive a health and welfare fringe benefit of $2.65 for every hour worked. Benefits Employees are offered medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in KAI’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.

First posted: 
1/19/2023 3:15:41 PM

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