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Aircraft Mechanic II (F-18) at VT Group in San Diego, California

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Job Description:


VT Group is a leading technology integrator with close to 50 years' experience delivering technology and C4ISR solutions to solve the complex challenges faced by our government and commercial customers in the Defense and National Security markets. VT Group provides aviation mission support in the areas of programmatic, integrated logistics, training, maintenance, acquisition management, and analytic support solutions for fixed, rotary, and tiltrotor winged aircraft - as well as worldwide management, operations, and sustainment support of advanced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the challenging environments of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa, and aboard U.S. Navy ships and research vessels. Our commitment is to excellence, building a culture of trust, respect, and open communications with our customers to deeply each successful mission.

VT Group is seeking an Aircraft Mechanic II in San Diego, CA to troubleshoot malfunctions in various aircraft systems and performs general maintenance of the F-18 aircraft.


  • Performs daily and pre-flight checks to ensure aircraft meets flight safety standards.
  • Services, repairs, and overhauls aircraft and aircraft engines to ensure airworthiness.
  • Repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures, such as wings and fuselage, and functional components including rigging, surface controls, and plumbing and hydraulic units, using handtools, power tools, machines, and equipment such as shears, sheet-metal brake, welding equipment, rivet gun, and drills.
  • Reads and interprets manufacturers' and service maintenance manuals, service bulletins, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
  • Inspects turbine blades to detect cracks or breaks.
  • Tests engine operation, using testing equipment, such as ignition analyzer, compression checker, distributor timer, and ammeter, to locate source of malfunction.
  • Replaces or repairs worn or damaged components, using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment. Removes engine from aircraft, using hoist or forklift truck.
  • Disassembles and inspects parts for wear, warping, or other defects.
  • Repairs or replaces defective engine parts and reassembles and installs engine in aircraft.
  • Adjusts, repairs, or replaces electrical wiring systems and aircraft accessories.
  • Performs complex troubleshooting on Avionics/Electrical mission systems using test equipment.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties to service aircraft, including flushing crankcase, cleaning screens, greasing moving parts, and checking brakes.
  • May service engines and airframe components at line station making repairs, short of overhaul, required to keep aircraft in safe operating condition.
  • May specialize in work, repair and modification of structural, precision, and functional spare parts and assemblies.
  • May specialize in engine repair.
  • Perform check out, removal and replacement of Cartridge Activated Devices (CAD).


  • Education: High School Education or equivalent. Specialty Training courses applicable to the functional area.
  • Experience: Required at least six (6) years recent experience on F-18 fixed wing aircraft. A&P License/FAA Certification preferred but not required. Experience with military fixed wing aviation preferred. Experience must be within the last five years.
  • All personnel must be U. S. citizens.
  • Individuals released from Military Service with other than "Honorable Discharges" do not meet minimum qualifications.
  • Personnel performing under this contract shall meet the applicable qualifications and certifications specified in the CNAFINST 4790.2 series instructions.
  • Contract Cross utilization of aircraft skilled positions; i.e. mechanics, in support billets; i.e. Tool Room, Warehouse, etc. is preferred allowing for efficiencies and flexibility
  • Knowledge: Working knowledge of military publications, drawings, blueprints, microfilm, diagrams and schematics are mandatory. Must be knowledgeable of supply procedures, IMRL accounting as well as Aircraft and Engine Log Books and Aircraft Accounting system.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment
  • May work in Aircraft maintenance hangar or outside.
  • May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
  • 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, 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, etc.

This position is contingent upon contract award.