The Aircraft Mechanic III maintains repairs and modifies aircraft structures, structural components and engines of complex to extreme difficulty to ensure aircraft remains in safe operating condition. 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. Receives technical guidance, as required, from supervisor and will lead teams through more complex aircraft relevant tasks.
Maintains and repairs complex and extremely difficult 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.
Applies required expertise in restoring equipment condition and or operation.
Applies professional technical expertise and guidance to solve complex problems by interpreting technical data such as blueprints or manufactures' manuals.
Provides technical support to structural/mechanical engineers and customers.
Applies comprehensive technical expertise to solve moderate to complex problems by interpreting technical documentation such as blueprints or manufacturers’ manuals.
May be required to make entries in aircraft logs and records. Prioritizes workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects.
Makes entries in aircraft logs and records.
Responsible for providing guidance and technical expertise to lower level technicians throughout all aircraft modifications and/or maintenance efforts.
Perform other duties as requested.
Knowledge & Skills
Comprehensive knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting, repair procedures and replacement of parts.
Thorough knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modifications and repair.
Ability to determine functionality of non-complex electrical systems.
Detailed knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, cable tensiometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers, etc.
Ability and experience to provide technical support to structural/mechanical engineers and customers.
Excellent organizational skills in prioritizing workload to meet aircraft delivery schedule.
Working knowledge of technical publications.
Ability to prioritize workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects.
May be required to be licensed by Federal Aviation Administration.
Working knowledge of corrosion control techniques and base, federal and Company procedures for handling and disposal of hazardous waste materials.
Working knowledge of aircraft sub-systems, including maintenance parameters, systems operation, limitations, and technical orders.
Ability to read and interpret data is required.
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
FAA Airframe Certificate and or Repairman’s Certificate may be required.
Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance and Government flightline driver’s license.
Experience & Education
High School degree or equivalent required.
Completion of specialized courses in aircraft structural repair is required.
Four to six years actual and recent experience in the repair, modification, maintenance and overhaul of equipment of the type of aircraft being serviced.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
May work in Aircraft maintenance hangar or outside.
May be required to travel to and between remote location(s) in austere environments.
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.