The Rotary Wing Lead Mechanic
supervises and directs the actions of assigned rotary wing maintenance personnel and establishes work and production schedules to meet the mission requirements. Principal Accountabilities
Knowledge & Skills
- Enforces the precautions and requirements prescribed by the fire, FOD prevention, housekeeping, tool control, safety programs and company SOPs.
- Assigns maintenance priorities and personnel to assist other mechanics and sections as required.
- Ensures ground support equipment is properly maintained, stored and utilized.
- Supervises all required aircraft servicing tasks.
- Monitors all tasks associated with ground movement of aircraft.
- Schedules aircraft conditional inspections, unscheduled maintenance, phase inspections and other assigned tasks to determine airworthiness.
- Uses schematic diagrams, drawings, charts, and technical publications, military and civilian, in operating,testing, removing, repairing, and replacing all aircraft systems and components.
- Reviews aircraft records and maintenance actions in aircraft records and does associated documentation as necessary to comply with directives.
- Advises instructs and has oversight of Rotary Wing Mechanics in basic aircraft maintenance practices and specific tasks to maintain assigned helicopters, if tasked.
- Performs other qualified duties as assigned
Experience & Education
- Knowledge of aircraft sub-systems, including maintenance parameters, systems operation, limitations, and technical orders.
- Ability to read, write, and interpret technical duties is required.
- Completion of formal maintenance training on assigned aircraft is desired.
- Thorough knowledge of hand tools, hardware and equipment used in the maintenance of aircraft.
- Possess a current US passport or the ability to obtain one before assignment.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Eight (8) years aircraft maintenance experience with five (5) years’ experience on one or more of the assigned rotary wing aircraft.
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Current FAA Airframe & Power Plant License required.
- CMF 15 aviation MOS series or other military/commercial equivalent.
- Previous experience supervising rotary wing mechanics preferred.
- 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 judgethree-dimensional depth.
- May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, APU, etc.
- Must be capable of living and working in a potentially hostile environment for an extended period.
- May be required to travel to and between remote location(s) in austere environments.
- 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.
- Travel to and between CONUS and OCONUS locations is required.
S-61 Air frame Salary Range: Neg-Neg Relocation: Travel: Job Ident #: INL-1502204