Aircraft Mechanic III (F-18 Airframe-Quality Assurance) in Ridgecrest, CA at DynCorp International LLC

Date Posted: 3/20/2018

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Job Summary

The Aircraft Mechanic III (Quality Assurance) is required to perform all Quality Assurance for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance in accordance with the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program applicable T/M/S MIMS and technical publications and other governing instructions. Additionally, the candidate will perform NAMPSOP monitoring, quarterly audits, trend analysis, draft QA related Naval messages, notify government oversight personnel of all flight critical, safety of flight and mandatory QA inspections and perform accident analysis/investigations as required.
Principle Accountabilities
  • Inspects and verifies proper completion and documentation of safety and flight discrepancies.
  • Briefs and debriefs pilots and crew members assigned to functional check flights.
  • Evaluates personnel, including verification of skills, training and experience.
  • Performs audits and inspections of work centers and ongoing maintenance actions, procedures, equipment and facilities.
  • Monitors timeliness and applicability of aircraft maintenance technical data and technical library.
  • Reviews maintenance source documents, aircraft inspection records, notes recurring discrepancies or trends and initiates appropriate action.
  • Reviews engineering investigation requests, initiates and reviews quality deficiency reports, technical deficiency reports, and hazardous material reports, ensuring that they are accurate, clear, concise, and comprehensive.
  • Receives aircraft and explosive mishap reports and studies them for applicability.

Knowledge & Skills
  • Required to develop and implement quality control and ground safety programs to ensure compliance with contract specifications.
  • Knowledge of how to conduct safety inspections, training and drills.
  • Understands how to maintain aircraft weight and balance program.
  • Understands how to manage the material deficiency and technical order improvement program.

Experience & Education
  • The candidate must have completed the Navy 'QAR' school or USMC/USCG equivalent
  • 10 years recent and applicable experience and at least 3 years’ experience as a QAR.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license and be eligible to qualify for and able to maintain a secret level clearance.
  • Recent experience with F-18A-F, EA-18G, MH-60S or AV-8B aircraft strongly preferred.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment
  • 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.


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