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Plane Captain in Ridgecrest, CA at DynCorp International LLC

Date Posted: 4/17/2019

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Job Description

Job Summary

The Plane Captain provides line services in support of scheduled flight operations, including inspection, servicing, cleaning, launching and recovery of aircraft.  Will be required to operate self-propelled ground equipment during daily routine. Limited use of hand tools which normally include screwdrivers, flashlights and tools necessary to assist with engine rinses and aircraft washes.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Directs incoming and outgoing aircraft near terminal area or flight line to assist pilot's maneuvering of the aircraft on ground, using hand or light signals or drives light truck with guiding sign; secures aircraft in parking position with blocks and stakes; operates service vehicles to replenish fuel, oil, water, waste system chemicals, oxygen, hydraulic fluid, and to remove waste.
  • Checks for fuel contamination by draining sumps and fuel drains.
  • Enters in the maintenance records description of the servicing performed.
  • Operates ground support equipment such as electrical power supply and engine starting units.
  • Examines tires for specified air pressure and condition.
  • Removes and replaces defective tires
  • Positions and removes boarding platforms to unload or load aircraft passengers.
  • Unloads and loads luggage and cargo, using tow truck with luggage carts.
  • Cleans exterior or interior of aircraft wings and assemblies, using glycol mixture, periodic housekeeping and fluid spills using portable platform ladders, brushes, rags, water hose, cleaning compound applicator and mobile vacuum.
  • May install drag chutes or retrieve them and send them to parachute shop for repacking.
Knowledge & Skills
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable safety and maintenance manuals.
  • Thorough working knowledge of aircraft flight line operations, aircraft handling, servicing, marshaling, common hand tools and normal operational safety requirements of the aircraft.
  • Must be able to read, write, understand, and communicate the English language and follow verbal and written instruction.

Job Requirements

  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years O level aircraft maintenance experience with at least one year of experience on one type of the following listed aircraft; AV-8, T-39D, H-60, F-18 or current T/M/S at VX31.High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Shall have completed the appropriate Navy Skill Specialty T/M/S Class “C” school in airframes, electronics, avionics, hydraulic, or power plants and related systems training or USMC/USCG equivalent.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be eligible to qualify for and able to maintain a secret level clearance.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
  • Services are primarily performed outside.
  • May be required to handle hazardous materials in performance of assigned duties.
  • Ability to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for extended periods throughout the day.
  • Ability to climb, bend, stoop, squat, crawl, crouch, kneel, lift, carry, balance and reach above shoulder level, push or pull weight up to seventy (70) pounds.
  • Ability to use eye hand coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Must have close vision to include color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to hear at the normal range.
  • May require the use of respirator.
  • Must be able to work day shift, night shift, and/or weekend shift as required.
  • As required by work and customer specifications. May require travel in support of detachments of unknown duration.


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