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L3 Vertex Aerospace
Location: Houston, Texas
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Operations
Category: Technician
Technician must be able to perform maintenance, inspections, repairs, modification, and testing of Full Pressure Suits (1034), and all associated equipment. As well as:

• Fit and dress crewmember in Full Pressure Suits.

• Perform acceptance, periodic, annual and 40-month inspections and repairs of full pressure suits, helmets, glove assemblies, full pressure suit sub-assemblies, survival kits, ventilator assemblies, shoulder harnesses, low flight assemblies and parachutes.

• Inspect all flight equipment before and after each flight for airworthiness.

• Assist the pilot in donning and doffing the flight equipment, and properly integrate them into the aircraft.

• Calibrate all shop equipment to include: test consoles, portable test units, ventilators, pressure gauges and flow-meters.

Additional duties and responsibilities include:

• Issue, fit, inspect, maintain, and adjust aircrew life support equipment such as flight helmets, oxygen masks, survival kits, night vision goggles, parachutes, survival vest, and anti-G suits. Install and remove aircrew life support aircraft equipment.

• Use various types of test equipment such as oxygen testers, leakage testers, radio testers, and other types of testers to conduct reliability testing on aircrew life support equipment.

• Maintain inspection and accountability documentation on life support equipment issued to aircrews and installed on aircraft.

• Maintain all flotation equipment, life rafts, emergency evacuation slides, life preserver and flotation collars.

• Conduct aircrew life support continuation training on equipment use, operation and capabilities.

• Conduct aircrew ejection seat training, hanging harness and bail-out descent procedures.

• Fabrication Ability (Sewing; fabrication of aircraft protective covers, upholstery.

• Inspect, repair and modify aircrew flight clothing.

• Perform minor maintenance on industrial sewing machines

• Must be able to work weekends, swing shift, graveyard and/or alternate schedules as predicated by Mission Flight Schedules and requirements.

“Other mechanic / flight line duties and related support as required across the program “





• Must have general knowledge and understanding of oxygen systems and equipment installed in several types of aircraft. Liquid oxygen converters, hi-pressure gasses bottles, low pressure walk around bottles, oxygen regulators and personnel servicing units.

• Must be able to work in the established work/living environment to include shifts as assigned, travel as part of maintenance recovery team and support CONUS and OCONUS deployments as required.

• Must be customer oriented.

• Must have in-depth working knowledge of aircraft safety directives.

• Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.


• Must have Completion documentation for a formal Full Pressure Suit, military aircrew life support specialist course or manufacturer’s training completion certificate.

• Must have documented minimum of three (3) years’ ALSS/EGRESS experience

• Must have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience on Full Pressure suits and all associated equipment.

• Must have a minimum of five (5) years’ or more Aircraft Maintenance experience.

• Experience with U. S. Air Force Aviation Life Support Systems and U-2, SR-71 and/or NASA WB-57 aircraft and related systems - highly desired.

• Must have a current civilian driver's license, and be able to obtain and maintain a government flight line driver's license.

• Must be able to obtain and maintain an interim DOD secret government security clearance - required.

Physical Demands:

This maintenance classification activity is usually accomplished in a flight line-like environment with extensive climbing, standing, stooping, bending, pushing, kneeling, stretching, and walking demands. May require lifting of objects whose weight normally will not exceed 50lbs. Special vision abilities required to perform this job are close and peripheral vision, and acceptable depth perception.

Work Environment:

The diversity of working conditions range from an environment where there is little or no physical discomfort, to an environment where inclement weather may subject the individual to severe changes in temperature, wind, rain, etc. May be required to work in areas where high noise hazards, exposure to fumes, airborne particles, and electrical shock hazards exist.

Must be capable of performing physical labor including, walking, standing, heavy lifting, pulling, climbing up and down ladders and also have good eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity

Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.

US Security Clearance Required: None

: Full-time

: Day - 1st

: Yes, 25 % of the Time

: Sector - Logistics Solutions-21000028

Job Level
: Individual Contributor

Job Posting
: Dec 19, 2017, 2:07:05 PM

: Maintenance

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