AECOM Aircraft Mechanic 3 in Huntsville, Alabama

United States of America - Alabama, Huntsville

Job Summary

The Aircraft Mechanic III troubleshoots malfunctions in various aircraft systems, performs general O Level maintenance of the assigned aircraft, have the ability to direct flight line/deck operations, releases aircraft Safe for Flight, and shall possess knowledge of the specialties of the assigned aircraft Propulsion/ Engine/Rotor/Transmission/Drive and Fuel Systems, Airframe/Structural, Landing Gear, Launch/Arresting, Wing/Pylon Fold, Hydraulic Pneumatic, and mechanical Flight Control Systems, Egress and/or Environmental Control Systems, Aviation Life Support Systems (ALSS), Avionics Communication, Aviation/Identification Electronic Countermeasures RADAR and Weapon Control Systems, Power Distribution/Electrical Power, Instruments, Compass, Automatic Flight Control and Lighting Systems, and Aircraft Armament and/or Crew Served Weapon Systems.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Troubleshoot malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, flight surfaces and controls, anti-icing, pneudraulic, engines, auxiliary power unit, and ventilation and heating systems.

  2. Supervises all repairs and rebuilding of aircraft structures, such as wings and fuselage, and functional components including rigging, surface controls, and plumbing and hydraulic units, using hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment such as shears, sheet metal brake, welding equipment, rivet gun, and drills.

  3. Reads and interprets manufacturers' and maintenance manuals, OPNAV 4790, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.

  4. Supervises other mechanics 200-hour, progressive, isochronal, phase, periodic, and other hourly or calendar inspections, examine reciprocating engines for cracked cylinders and oil leaks, and listens to operating engine to detect and diagnose malfunctions, such as sticking or burnt valve. Inspects jet engines and components for cracks, corrosion, foreign object damage, burned areas, distortions, security, warping, wear, and missing segments.

  5. Inspect jet engine turbine blades to detect cracks, distortion, corrosion, burn-out, security, or breaks, tests engine operation, using testing equipment, such as ignition analyzer, compression checker, distributor timer, ammeter, and jet calibration (Jetcal) tester, to locate source of malfunction.

  6. Job duties require that his Mechanic III supervise the repair and replacement of worn or damaged components, such as carburetors, alternators, magnetos, fuel controls, fuel pumps, oil pumps, and engine mounted gearboxes, and compressor bleed valves using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment; removing engine from aircraft, using hoist or forklift truck, disassembling and inspecting parts for wear, cracks, security, or other defects, and repairing or replacing defective engine parts and reassemble and install engine in aircraft.

  7. Supervise the adjustment, repair, or replacement of electrical wiring system and aircraft accessories, perform preflight, thru-flight, and post-flight maintenance inspections, perform miscellaneous duties to service aircraft, including flushing crankcase, cleaning screens and filters, greasing moving parts, and checking brakes.

  8. This incumbent supervises the jacking and towing of aircraft, enters in the maintenance records description of the work performed and verifies the work was performed satisfactorily, may service engines and airframe components at line station making repairs, short of overhaul, required to keep aircraft in safe operating condition, may specialize in work, repair and modification of structural, precision, and functional spare parts and assemblies, and may specialize in engine repair.

  9. Will work in conjunction with aircraft paint facility repairing aircraft deficiencies discovered while inducted.

  10. Must possess the experience and ability to provide technical support to structural/mechanical engineers and customers alike.

  11. Must possess excellent organizational skills in prioritizing workload to meet aircraft delivery schedule.

  12. Required to make entries in aircraft logs and records, and is responsible for providing guidance and technical expertise to lower level technicians throughout all aircraft modifications and/or maintenance efforts.

  13. Responsible for all administrative tasks assigned for his/her work center. The Mechanic III will ensure all safety policies are enforced and all areas of the PWS.

  14. Release aircraft Safe for Flight.

Additional duties include:Housekeeping of all areas of work including shop; participate in FOD program.

  • Obtain Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative qualification.

  • Comply with all safety requirements.

  • Handling and disposing of Hazmat.

  • May need to participate and qualify in Aviation gas free program.

Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

Work is performed in a shop environment that is moderately lighted, heated and ventilated, is exposed to disagreeable fumes and to cuts and bruises from using tools in close spaces and hazards of moving vehicles such as forklifts and sweepers in shop area. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and taste or smell. Frequently lifts items weighing 40-45 pounds and occasionally in excess of 50 pounds. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, extreme heat, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud or unsafe conditions, questioning nonstandard operations or environmental factors that may involve unmitigated hazards, and providing feedback to supervisors and managers on all safety issues.

Other Responsibilities:

Safety - AECOM enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks and serving on safety committees and teams.

Quality - Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the AECOM Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable AECOM Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.

Procedure Compliance - Each employee must read, understand and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to his/her job

Minimum Requirements

  1. Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident

  2. High school diploma or equivalent.

  3. Must have completed military Aviation Maintenance Control Training 8800 NEC or maintenance technical school curriculum or possess an FAA issued A&P license.

  4. Minimum of seven (7) years actual and recent O level H-60S/R/F/H Aircraft Maintenance experience or equivalent rotary aircraft experience. Three (3) years must be in a position that performed Safe for Flight functions.

  5. Thorough knowledge of technical publications related to aircraft, missile, or wheeled and tracked vehicle maintenance mandatory.

  6. Knowledge of the scope and limitation of various categories of maintenance and their application to the contract unit is required.

  7. Must know theory and principles of engine operations; accessories and components; theory of flight; rigging of flight controls; electrical and electronic; pneudraulic; and mechanical principles.

  8. Knowledge of sheet metal, properties of materials, fuels, and oils required.

  9. Previous supervisory experience desired.

  10. Ability to read and write and interpret technical data and special operating instructions is required. An in-depth knowledge of the applicable aircraft is required. A thorough working knowledge of applicable technical publication is required.

  11. Good verbal and written skills and leadership ability are required.

  12. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Common Access Card (CAC) or Rapid Gate Pass.

  13. Knowledge and use of special tools/equipment required to perform assigned maintenance tasks is mandatory.

  14. Must have a valid Driver’s License.

  15. Must be able to meet physical requirements associated with and pass any medical examination requirements related to performing daily assigned tasks.

  16. Must obtain a Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 201312BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.