AC Mech 1-Airframe / Structural Components in Lemoore, CA at PAE

Date Posted: 7/31/2020

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AC Mech 1-Airframe / Structural Components

AC Mech 1 Airframe / Structural Components (AM)

BASIC FUNCTION SUMMARY (included but not limited too)

  • Experience with F-18 E/F. Performs hydraulic system, structural and sheet metal repairs and modifications to aircraft, accessories and associated equipment. Must be knowledgeable with the operation and maintenance of hydraulic/structural metal equipment and machinery. Applies comprehensive technical knowledge and experience to solve hydraulic/structural repair problems. Provides technical assistance, guidance and instruction to employees in the Aircraft Airframes Mechanic classification.
  • Possess in depth knowledge of aircraft hydraulic/structural maintenance practices, applicable maintenance/ technical manuals and publications, basic tools, special tools, test equipment and the operation and maintenance of structural repair equipment and machinery. Must have working knowledge of corrosion detection, prevention and treatment. Must be customer oriented.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES (included but not limited too)

  • Inspects hydraulic systems, structural repairs, modifications, removal, replacement and reinstallation actions; inspect for structural integrity, quality and completeness of work.
  • Troubleshoot, service and repair aircraft, airframes and systems to ensure air-worthiness.
  • Determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components using manufacturer’s manuals, service bulleting and applicable publications.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties to include cleaning, lubing of aircraft systems and components.
  • Sets-up, trouble shoot, repair, and demonstrate correct usage of shop metal working equipment, hand tools, powered tools, fastener installation tooling and fixtures that are used for aircraft hydraulic/structural maintenance.
  • Develops, designs, recommends, inspects and determines metal, plastic, phenolic and fiberglass part fabrication procedures and template requirements to include layout, fastener and material type, quality and completeness of work.
  • Use schematics, drawings, charts and other applicable publications to troubleshoot, repair, test and modify assigned systems.
  • Performs flight control and landing gear rigging.
  • Repair, replace major aircraft structures such as wings, fuselage, and landing gear systems.
  • Must be able to work day shift, night shift or mid shift and travel as part of a maintenance recovery team or detachment as required.
  • Will have experience writing with clarity and technical accuracy.
  • Performs aircraft inventory, acceptance and transfer inspections.
  • Perform other tasks as directed by management.
  • Provides technical assistance, guidance and instruction as required.
  • Maintains and/or completes required records and applicable maintenance forms.
  • Become CDI/CDQAR certified as directed by management to perform collateral duty inspection assignments
  • Performs daily duties normally associated with this specialty.
  • Practice good housekeeping, tool control, FOD awareness/prevention and safety always.
  • Comply with Hazardous Waste Program.
  • Operates SE, flight line vehicles and other support equipment as required.
  • Qualified to perform corrosion detection, treatment, prevention and documentation Assists in aircraft/equipment movement and flight line foreign object prevention walks.
  • Annotates maintenance actions in aircraft forms and VIDS/MAF, Work Orders in NALCOMIS/OOMA.
  • Will have knowledge of and understand basic supply procedures. Assist with ordering parts, tools, materials and equipment as required.
  • Must comply with established General and Industrial Safety Rules and Regulations as applicable to the contract, facilities and job assignment.
  • Keeps shop area clean and participate in daily hangar cleanups.


  • Aircraft mechanics shall have three years’ experience in their specific aircraft maintenance occupational field. The last two years must have been as a practicing licensed FAA airframe and power plants mechanic; in the military, or with a government aviation maintenance Contractor.
  • Must have experience in corrosion detection, treatment and prevention.
  • The mechanic will be capable of cross-training into or assisting other specialties as directed by management.
  • Must be a US citizen and completed high school or equivalent.
  • Will have experience writing with clarity and technical accuracy.
  • Must read, write, speak, and understand English.



  • Driver’s License
  • Egress/Explosive System Checkout
  • Support Equipment Operator as required for assigned tasks
  • Plane Captain Certification/Final Checker
  • Tow Supervisor/Tow Brake Operations
  • Aircraft Turn-up Certification as directed by management
  • Required to pass SF-86 background investigation


Physical Demands:

This classification activity requires the scope of physical movements and postures normally associated with shop/hangar/flight line maintenance activities to include bending, stooping, walking, climbing, pushing, stretching, kneeling and working in tiring, uncomfortable positions, etc. May be required to lift objects whose weight normally will not exceed 50 pounds. Special vision abilities required to perform this job are close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.

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