Aircraft Mechanic I (Powerplants) Job at Kay and Associates in Oak Harbor, WA
Task Description: Aircraft Mechanic I (23021)
Aircraft Mechanics I must have a combination of experience to repair engines, sheet metal, structural, hydraulic, electrical, power train and general mechanical maintenance of moderate difficulty, required to meet the assigned missions. Makes repairs to aircraft and follows direction of higher graded workers. The Aircraft Mechanic I troubleshoots malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, flight surfaces and controls, anti- icing, pneudraulic, engines, auxiliary power unit, and ventilation and heating systems. 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, welding equipment, rivet gun, and drills. This worker reads and interprets manufacturers’ and airline’s maintenance manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components. Work involves replacing or repairing worn or damaged components, such as carburetors, alternators, magnetos, fuel controls, fuel pumps, oil pumps, and engine mounted gearboxes, and compressor bleed valves using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment; removing engine from aircraft, using hoist or forklift truck, disassembling and inspecting parts for wear, cracks, security, or other defects, and repairing or replacing defective engine parts and reassembles and installs engine in aircraft. Job duties require that this mechanic adjusts, repairs, or replaces electrical wiring system and aircraft accessories, performs preflight, thru-flight, and post-flight maintenance inspections, performs miscellaneous duties to service aircraft, including flushing crankcase, cleaning screens and filters, greasing moving parts, and checking brakes. Supervises the jacking and towing of aircraft, enters in the maintenance records description of the work performed and verifies the work was performed satisfactorily, service engines and airframe components at line station making repairs, short of overhaul, required to keep aircraft in safe operating condition, specialize in work, repair and modification of structural, precision, and functional spare parts and assemblies, and specialize in engine repair. May be required to be licensed by Federal Aviation Administration. 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 maintenance and possess one or more of the specialties of the assigned aircraft below:
Power Plants, Fuel and Air Systems, and related Sub-Systems
Must be knowledgeable of technical directives, NAMP programs, and shall be knowledgeable of and understand basic supply procedures.
Aircraft Mechanic I 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.
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.
Performs aircraft maintenance functions of the Corrosion Control and Aircraft Organizational Level maintenance.
Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance support for assigned P-3/EP-3 aircraft.
Performs inspection, disassembly, repair, servicing, TD compliance, modification, assembly, surface finish removal, corrosion control, preservation/de-preservation services
Aircraft maintenance action documentation via logs, records, forms, and electronic means
Troubleshoot malfunctions in anti-icing, engines, auxiliary power unit, and powerplant related systems.
Use hand tools, power tools, machines, specific and general aviation test measurement and diagnostic equipment, and sets kits and outfits (SKO).
Read and interpret manufacturers’ maintenance manuals, military technical manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, blueprints, manufacturers drawings, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components
Perform Pre/Post checks, fueling, and operation of support equipment, to include conditional/scheduled inspections and periodic maintenance support equipment.
Detachment on-load and off-load.
Flight Line operations/functions at detachment locations as required
Confined space operations to include fuel cell entry
Perform APU and Engine Low/High power operations
Aircraft launch and recovery
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
Other duties and task as assigned.
Five or more years experience as Aviation Machinist Mate (AD)
Five or more years P-3/EP-3 maintenance experience
P-3/EP-3 Initial training course
P-3 Flight Engineer School and have earned NEC 8251, OR have completed P-3 Aircraft Engine Ground Turn School.
Previously certified P-3/EP-3 Collateral Duty Inspector (CDI) in one or all of the following skills, Powerplant, Corrosion, and Line
Automated Track and Balancing System (ATABS) Course (NATEC provides)
Previous P-3/EP-3 Plane Captain & Plane Handler
Basic Personal Qualifications:
Attended Aviation Machinist Mate (AD) A School or equivalent.
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
Shall be able to travel in support of detachment operations as required
Basic Corrosion Control Course
Must be able to climb ladders, raised platforms, and 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
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity
About the Company
Company: Kay and Associates
Company Location: Oak Harbor, WA