Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Lead Mechanic in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 10/21/2019

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Lead Mechanic

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Provides work direction and training for Flight Line Equipment Operators and AGE Mechanics
  • Communicates, both verbally and in writing, to ensure continuity of operations during and between shifts.
  • Sets example of professional work ethic and behavior
  • Supervises maintenance and repair of AGE equipment in at the airfields and in town.
  • Possesses considerable knowledge of machinery in order to diagnose, troubleshoot, maintain and repair Aerospace Ground Equipment either in the field or in a shop environment, with little supervision. 
  • Performs service, maintenance, repair and overhaul in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations. 
  • Interfaces with New York Air National Guard (NYANG) and US Air Force (USAF) personnel on a daily basis. 
  • Provides flight line services as required and oversees AGE mechanics.
  • Performs work as specified on work orders or initiates work orders when required.
  • Provides direction, verbally and in writing concerning operation and repair of AGE.
  • Ensures work performed is in accordance with established procedures and/or manufacturer's specifications.
  • Conducts and records weekly safety meetings.
  • Routinely overhauls, repairs or maintains gasoline and diesel powered equipment.
  • Uses diagnostic equipment and procedures to diagnose and correct equipment faults.
  • Inspects lift equipment and determines safe operability prior to issue.
  • Operates shop equipment including load banks, welders, compressors, presses and nitrogen charging units.
  • Performs generator set inspections and maintenance as required.
  • Provides serviceable equipment to NYANG or USAF as requested.
  • Maintains lines of communications with supervisor, mechanics and customers.
  • Writes performance evaluations on AGE mechanics.
  • Services aircraft latrines, empties urinals.
  • Suggest and help develop new ideas to improve the quality and safety of the AGE department.
  • Documents work performed, status of equipment, maintains records and generates reports as required.
  • Informs AGE supervisor of discrepancies and facilities problem resolution.
  • Recommends parts re-supply to the AGE supervisor.
  • Sets example of professional work ethic and behavior.  Provides direction and communications, verbally and in writing to ensure continuity of operations during and between shifts.  Provides work direction and training for Flight Line Equipment Operators and AGE mechanics as needed.
  • Lift, move and/or install parts, assemblies or equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.  May perform work outside under severe weather conditions.
  • Ensures serviceable AGE is available for customer needs.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly and safe work area.
  • Lift, move and/or install parts, assemblies or equipment up to the safety regulation maximum. 
  • May perform work outside under severe weather conditions.
  • Ensures serviceable AGE is available for customer needs.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly and safe work area.
  • Works rotating shifts as required 24 hours/day.
  • Performs duties in support of Operations Division metrics (as provided by supervisor).
  • Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly affected by this position's work activities.
  • Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.  Provide documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Works to achieve ASC goals and contractual commitments.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Complies with all Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.  Provide documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Performs other duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. 
  • Two years technical school or similar military training is preferred.
  • Valid driver's license is required.
  • A minimum of six years of experience working with a combination of diesel and gasoline engines, AC/DC electrical systems, electronics, high pressure fluid and gas pumps, valves and controls, fuel burners and controls or equipment operation is required.  Welding experience is preferred.
  • Critical problem-solving and decision making ability.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Attention to detail extremely important.
  • Must be able to use sound judgment and possess solid decision making ability to quickly, safely and effectively solve problems.
  • Must be able to pro-actively identify job hazards and communicate those hazards effectively.
  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.
  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.
  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.
  • Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.
  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • US citizenship or US Permanent Resident Status is required.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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