The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following duties. Additional essential functions may be identified by the organization and listed as such in the incumbent’s performance appraisal elements. Various tasks may be assigned under each essential function. Those that are listed under the examples of work are not all inclusive; they are examples only and may be amended or added to as needed by the organization.


Has a high level of experience to perform work that is moderately difficult and the technical expertise to solve complex problems
Occasionally leads a team through complex projects and prioritizes to maintain schedules
Can work independently or under a supervisor
May be required to make aircraft logbook entries and release aircraft for return to service
Maintains, repairs, and modifies aircraft structures and structural components of moderate difficulty
Maintains and repairs aircraft components
Applies technical knowledge of airframe and powerplant systems in determining equipment malfunctions
Travel up to 50 % to various locations
Performs other duties as assigned
Incumbent performs other job-related tasks as assigned and required; any duties/tasks included in the employee’s performance evaluation elements are essential to that employee’s position within the job classification.




Technical trade school, military experience, or equivalent on-the-job training required
Hold a valid Airframe & Powerplant certificate issued by the FAA required
Minimum of 5 years hands-on experience as an A&P; 3 of the 5 years with experience on High Wing Cessna 206/210 series, King Air series, Challenger, Citation, Bell 407, 412, or MD-500 helicopters or similar aircraft (preferred).
Experience shall be in a similar position within the last twelve (12) months. Shall possess a working knowledge of the applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and their application to airframe and powerplant troubleshooting procedures and techniques.

The following skills and abilities are required:

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
Must own sufficient hand tools to perform A&P duties
Obtain a DoD and/or DOJ Security Clearance as required
Must maintain a valid US Passport and the appropriate vaccinations required for international travel.
Must be able to obtain and maintain in force a valid driver’s license.
Thorough knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting, repair procedures and replacement of parts
Broad knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modifications and repair
Basic knowledge of electrical theory
Track and Balance experience using common equipment (i.e. Chadwick, MicroVibe, and RADS)
Thorough knowledge of aircraft unique tools
Working knowledge of technical publications
Receives technical guidance, as required, from supervisor or higher-level technician
Occasionally leads teams through more complex aircraft relevant tasks
May be required to make entries in aircraft logs and records and return aircraft to service.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employee is required to performed aircraft maintenance in areas which may require employee to stand; walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may be required to reach with hands and arms as well as push and pull items. The employee must able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds regularly.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Normal day to day working conditions are inside an aircraft hangar with good ventilation and air flow. Work may be required in outside weather conditions where employee will be exposed to all types of environmental conditions and extremes such as hot, cold, rain, wind, etc.

While performing duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and risk of electrical shock. The employee is required to wear personal protective equipment including eye protection, ear protection, hand protection, respirators, masks, aprons; leather safety shoes, steel toe shoes, fall protection harness, and other equipment anytime the potential for hazards exist. The employee is occasionally exposed to high precarious places, confined spaces, toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of radiation; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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

Tagged as: faa a&p, Secret Service Clearance Eligible, Travel Required

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