The Aircraft Mechanic III maintains repairs and modifies aircraft structures, structural components and engines of complex to extreme difficulty.
• Maintains and repairs 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 technical expertise in restoring equipment condition and operation.
• Applies professional technical expertise and guidance to solve complex problems by interpreting technical data such as blueprints or manufactures' manuals.
• Perform other qualified duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
• Thorough knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting/repair procedures and replacement of components.
• Thorough knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modification and repair and the 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.
• Able to prioritize workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects.
• Possess the experience and ability to provide technical support to structural/mechanical engineers and customers alike
• Excellent organizational skills in prioritizing workload to meet aircraft delivery schedule.
• Basic computer data entry skills required for use of maintenance and logistics databases.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Experience & Education
• High School Graduate or equivalent required.
• Five (5) or more years experience in aircraft maintenance on the type of aircraft being serviced or related experience required.
• FAA Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) license is preferred.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
• Required to climb, stand, stoop, bend, stretch, crouch and work in tiring and uncomfortable position.
• Frequently lifts parts and equipment up to 20 pounds. Occasionally lifts objects up to 50 pounds.
• Most heavy lifting is accomplished through the use of mechanical devices.
• May work in aircraft maintenance hangar or outside and be subject to extreme weather conditions.
• 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.
• Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required.