F/A-18 Aircraft Ordnance Technician in Patuxent River, MD at DynCorp International LLC

Date Posted: 11/5/2019

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Job Description

Job Summary
The Aircraft Ordnance Technician performs a variety of duties and tasks such as inspecting ammunition, testing aircraft systems, performing preventive maintenance and effecting repairs, loading and fusing ammunition and arming/de-arming aircraft. Responsibilities of the Aircraft Ordnance Technician encompasses duties incident: to the inspection, maintenance and repair of armament equipment and loading of aviation ordnance on Marine Corps/Navy aircrafts.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Performs scheduled/unscheduled maintenance on ordnance, ordnance related equipment and armament systems. Maintains and repairs aircraft armament weapons systems, fire warning/extinguishing system, repair/troubleshooting, aircraft armament systems, and be familiar with OPNAVINST 8024.
  • Employs appropriate safety precautions, security procedures, and record-keeping techniques for ordnance.
  • Operates and performs operators maintenance on armament weapons support equipment and aircraft armament equipment.
  • Loads and unloads airborne weapons and stores aboard aircraft to include reconfiguration and functional testing of aircraft weapons release and control, missile, and gun systems.
  • Removes, maintains, services, installs, and loads aircraft guns.
  • Arms and de-arms aircraft.
  • Conducts functional tests of racks, launchers, adapters and electrical components, aircraft armament circuits and maintains them in an operational status by appropriate preventive maintenance.
  • Configures or reconfigures assigned aircraft for carriage of any aviation ammunition within the capability of the aircraft by installing or removing racks, launchers, adapters, and electrical components.
  • Identifies munitions by type, nomenclature, and explosive hazard. Identifies the hazard present and appropriate emergency response procedures for each type of munitions handled.
  • Transport explosives utilizing assigned handling and transportation equipment.
  • Conducts ammunition inventories and maintains stock records of lots/serial numbers.
  • Comply with all current sections of COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2 series applicable to aircraft maintenance and ALSS.
  • Working knowledge of technical publications, NAMP and NALCOMIS aircraft maintenance applications.
  • Perform other job related duties as may be assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to diagnose the deficiencies and malfunctions of ordnance systems.
  • Must have the broad knowledge in the assembly and operation of complex and interrelated mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and components of Weapons Systems.
  • Ability to perform maintenance and repairs in accordance with applicable Technical Manuals and Bulletins.
  • Ability to read specifications, blueprints and wiring diagrams; use precision gauges, test instruments and alignment devices.
  • Skill and knowledge to operate simple machine shop and hand tools.
  • Working knowledge of safety rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Possess a valid US State driver's license.
  • Ability to read and interpret data is required.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Ability to obtain a Government flight line driver’s license.
  • Ability to obtain a secret security clearance.

Job Requirements

  • High School degree or equivalent required.
  • Completion of specialized courses in aircraft structural repair is required.
  • Four years actual and recent experience in the type of aircraft being serviced.
  • Candidates with ordnance certification preferred.
  • Must obtain appropriate support equipment and/or material handling licensing upon initial unit assignment.
  • Must meet the criteria to be qualified and certified as per OPNAVINST 8023.
  • Completed CNATT AO (A)(C) Course

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Must meet the medical requirements for Explosive handlers and Explosive vehicle Operators contained in NAVMED P-117.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 see aircraft in flight, 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, APU, etc.

Travel

  • May vary by location.

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