Aircraft Mechanic I (Airframe) at Kay and Associates in Fort Worth, Texas

Posted in Other about 23 hours ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

PENDING CONTRACT AWARD

Task Description: Aircraft Mechanic I (23021):

Aircraft Mechanics I must have a combination of experience to repair engines, sheet metal, structural, hydraulic, electrical, power train and general mechanical maintenance of moderate difficulty, required to meet the assigned missions. Makes repairs to aircraft and follows direction of higher graded workers. The Aircraft Mechanic I troubleshoots malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, flight surfaces and controls, anti-icing, pneudraulic, engines, auxiliary power unit, and ventilation and heating systems. This mechanic repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures, such as wings and fuselage, and functional components including rigging, surface controls, and plumbing and hydraulic units, using hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment such as shears, sheet metal brake, welding equipment, rivet gun, and drills. This worker reads and interprets manufacturers' and airline's maintenance manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components. Work involves replacing or repairing worn or damaged components, such as carburetors, alternators, magnetos, fuel controls, fuel pumps, oil pumps, and engine mounted gearboxes, and compressor bleed valves using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment; removing engine from aircraft, using hoist or forklift truck, disassembling and inspecting parts for wear, cracks, security, or other defects, and repairing or replacing defective engine parts and reassembles and installs engine in aircraft. Job duties require that this mechanic adjusts, repairs, or replaces electrical wiring system and aircraft accessories, performs preflight, thru-flight, and post-flight maintenance inspections, performs miscellaneous duties to service aircraft, including flushing crankcase, cleaning screens and filters, greasing moving parts, and checking brakes. Supervises the jacking and towing of aircraft, enters in the maintenance records description of the work performed and verifies the work was performed satisfactorily, service engines and airframe components at line station making repairs, short of overhaul, required to keep aircraft in safe operating condition, specialize in work, repair and modification of structural, precision, and functional spare parts and assemblies, and specialize in engine repair. May be required to be licensed by Federal Aviation Administration. May require specialization in sheet-metal, electric work, avionics or other aircraft systems related disciplines.

Skill and Knowledge: Shall have the ability to troubleshoot malfunctions in various aircraft systems and be able to perform general Organizational Level and Limited Depot Level maintenance and possess one or more of the specialties of the assigned aircraft below:

Airframe/Structural, Landing Gear, Launch/Arresting, Wing/Pylon Fold, Hydraulic/Pneumatic Systems, and Mechanical Flight Control Systems


  • Must be knowledgeable of technical directives, NAMP programs, and shall be knowledgeable of and understand basic supply procedures.

  • Aircraft Mechanic I shall have experience writing with clarity and technical accuracy, and ensure adherence to all applicable policies and procedures.

  • Possess a high degree of expertise in the control and coordination of aircraft maintenance.

  • Thorough working knowledge of applicable maintenance/technical manuals and publications.

  • Thorough working knowledge of aircraft maintenance records.

  • Working understanding of the aircraft and aircraft systems.

Responsibility:  Performs requirements in accordance with the procedures established in the PWS. Performs diagnosis and corrective actions, disassembles, inspects, evaluates, and accomplishes necessary repairs, lays out work according to technical instructions and technical directives.  Determines what repairs, modifications, and part replacements are required. May be required to verify work performed by another for which he/she is qualified to perform.

Task Requirements:


  • Process Visual Information Display System/Maintenance Action Forms (VIDS/MAF) from aircrew or maintenance technicians in accordance with OPNAVINST 4790.2 Series, Navy, and Company Instructions.

  • Performs all other required duties as applicable and assigned by supervision.

  • Performs aircraft organizational level maintenance functions on F/A-18 A-D aircraft.

  • Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance support for assigned F/A-18 A-D aircraft

  • Performs inspection, disassembly, repair, servicing, TD compliance, modification, assembly, corrosion control, preservation/de-preservation

  • Maintain aircraft and aeronautical equipment to continuously support the assigned readiness posture outlined in in the activities plan and daily flight schedule

  • Aircraft maintenance action documentation via logs, records, forms, and electronic means

  • Troubleshoot malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, pneumatic, hydraulic, ventilation and heating systems.

  • Use hand tools, power tools, machines, specific and general aviation test measurement and diagnostic equipment.

  • Inspect, repair, replace, and rebuild aircraft components/sub components to include rigging of flight control.

  • Read and interpret manufacturers' maintenance manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.

  • Confined space operations to include fuel cell entry

  • Support Equipment (SE) operation and inspections

  • General aircraft maintenance

  • Requisition repair parts, materials, and consumable supplies through military supply system.

  • Perform general housekeeping and organization of workstation(s), shop(s), maintenance facility to provide a clean, safe, and FOD free environment

  • Perform shift work and/or overtime as required

  • Perform other tasks as directed.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Five or more years F/A-18 A-D maintenance experience

  • Previously certified Collateral Duty Inspector (CDI) for Line and/or Power Plants

  • Basic Corrosion Control

  • Previously certified Hydraulic Contamination

  • Previously certified F/A-18 Plane Captain

Basic Qualifications:


  • Two or more years’ aircraft maintenance experience

  • Must be able to work shift maintenance as required.

  • Must be able work flexible work-week schedules as required.

  • Must be able to climb ladders, raised platforms, and work on top of and below aircraft

  • Must be able to use hand and power tools.

  • Must have dexterity to handle small parts.

  • Must be able to deploy to support off station exercises and perform other support duties as assigned.


  • Satisfactory completion of a National Agency Check Local Records Check and Credit (NACLC) or Access National Agency Check with written Inquiries (ANACI) resulting in eligibility for a SECRET clearance shall be required of employees assigned to perform:

    - Maintaining Aircraft Logs and Records

    - Maintaining F-18 A-D Avionics Systems

    - Mix and/or application of Low Observable or RADAR Absorbent Materials



  • Must be eligible for Common Access Card (CAC).

Employment is contingent on a) your ability to provide appropriate proof of your identity and eligibility to work in the United States; (b) your references and any background check being satisfactory to the Company; (c) you successfully passing a pre-employment drug test; and d) your ability to get a required clearance by your effective start date, if needed; and (e) KAI commencing performance on this contract.

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