Performs aircraft scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, servicing, launch and recovery, inspections, and corrosion control on F-16 aircraft. Operates ground support equipment and flight line vehicles. Supervises/assists with aircraft movement. Performs tasks with minimum supervision. Works for the F-16 Lead Crew Chief Mechanic.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Maintains F-16 aircraft in support of the flying mission.
Performs aircraft preflight, thru-flight, basic post-flight, and phase inspections.
Launches and recovers aircraft, to include removal and installation of tie-downs, covers, plugs, safety pins, marshalling, and assists on pilot preflight.
Services aircraft with fuel, oil, grease, hydraulic fluid, oxygen, and nitrogen.
Prepares and maintains aircraft maintenance records and historical documents.
Documents all required aircraft maintenance actions in the Integrated Maintenance Data System (IMDS).
Performs functional checks of fuel, hydraulic, engines, avionics, and electro environmental systems.
Advises supervision of deficiencies affecting aircraft airworthiness.
Adjusts, aligns, and calibrates aircraft components.
Mandatory use of applicable technical orders/job guides/manuals when performing aircraft maintenance, time compliance technical orders, and to repair/troubleshoot aircraft.
Researches and orders aircraft parts; prepares parts for turn-in to the supply system.
Initiates material deficiency reports as required.
Inspects Consolidated Tool Kits (CTKs) as required and documents tool condition and inspections.
Maintains both hand and special tools in safe and serviceable condition. Reports unserviceable tools and equipment to support section.
Inventories aircraft support equipment.
Checks serviceability and operates powered and non-powered support equipment.
Operates vehicles, both special purpose and regular, as required.
Assists in aircraft movement
Performs aircraft corrosion control procedures to include wash, wipe down, polish, and vacuum.
Operates ground support equipment and other support equipment as required.
Assists other mechanics/specialists as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
The diversity of work conditions may range from an environment where there is little or no physical discomfort, to an environment where inclement weather may subject individual to severe changes of temperature, wind, rain, etc. Will be required to work in areas where high noise hazards prevail
Work in some classifications will usually be accomplished in an outdoor flight line environment or maintenance hangar, as such requires the scope of physical movements and postures normally associated with on-equipment/aircraft activities. Typical physical activities include climbing, standing, bending, pushing, kneeling, stretching, extensive walking, and working in tiring, uncomfortable positions. May require lifting of objects whose weight normally will not exceed 50 pounds.
Must have a minimum of 3 years hands-on F-16 aircraft maintenance experience.
Must have an in-depth knowledge of airframe, engine, and pneudraulics systems.
Must have an in-depth knowledge of aircraft technical orders/job guides/publications—read, interpret, follow, and comprehend schematic diagrams, drawings, charts, and technical publications.
Must have an in-depth knowledge of flight line operations, i.e. aircraft/vehicle movement and safety/hazards.
Must have in-depth working knowledge of aircraft safety directives.
Knowledge of the use of hand and special tools, and testers is required.
LICENSING, CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Limited Red X authority for inspecting intakes and fuel servicing.
Must work with customer in a courteous and professional manner.
Complies with established policies, procedures, and standards.
Complies with all sing requirements.
Actively participates in the Safety Program.
Ensures HAZMAT processes are followed.
Participates in flight line FOD prevention walks.
Must be able to work day shift, night shift, weekend duty, and travel as part of a maintenance recovery team or TDY as required.
Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule as our shifts can change weekly based on the flying schedule.
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English
Must have a working knowledge of IMDS.
Must have a current Arizona 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 secret government security clearance as a minimum.
Must be willing to train to other aircraft maintenance tasks as required
Practices good housekeeping, tool control, FOD awareness/prevention and safety at all times
Assists in upkeep of assigned facilities/grounds as require.
Two years (within the last five years) of F-16 aircraft maintenance experience is desired.
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