AECOM F-16 Senior Weapons Mechanic in Luke AFB, Arizona

Business Line Government

Position Title F-16 Senior Weapons Mechanic

United States of America - Arizona

Luke AFB

Job Summary


Coordinates with Weapons Lead to ensure timely weapons loading and completion of unscheduled and scheduled maintenance. Operates ground support equipment. Assists in aircraft movement. Performs tasks with minimum supervision. Works for the F-16 Lead Weapons Mechanic.


  • Responsible for F-16 aircraft weapons systems, armament systems and suspension equipment maintenance, and weapons loading.

  • Responsible for flight line munitions security, accountability, and reporting.

  • Ensures weapons loading Consolidated Tool Kits are standardized.

  • Assists in loading of munitions and armament maintenance.

  • Inspects, troubleshoots, installs, modifies, and repairs aircraft bomb racks, aircraft munitions delivery systems, and related munitions handling, loading, and test equipment.

  • Implements and actively supports quality initiatives, safety, and FOD Programs.

  • Ensures accurate and timely documentation of maintenance actions in related forms and records as well as in IMDS.

  • Assists the Quality Support Team with the inspection of weapons production maintenance activities.

  • Performs aircraft scheduled/unscheduled on and off equipment maintenance.

  • Performs weapons preflight, thru-flight, basic post-flight, and periodic/phase inspections.

  • Operates GSE, flight line vehicles, and other support equipment as required.

  • Assists in aircraft/equipment movement and flight line foreign object prevention walks.

  • Must be willing to train to other aircraft maintenance tasks as required.


Work Environment:

  • The diversity of work conditions may range from an environment where there is little or no physical discomfort, to an environment where inclement weather may subject individual to severe changes of temperature, wind, rain, etc.Will be required to work in areas where high noise hazards prevail

Physical Demands:

  • Work in some classifications will usually be accomplished in an outdoor flight line environment or maintenance hangar, as such requires the scope of physical movements and postures normally associated with on-equipment/aircraft activities.Typical physical activities include climbing, standing, bending, pushing, kneeling, stretching, extensive walking, and working in tiring, uncomfortable positions. May require lifting of objects whose weight normally will not exceed 50 pounds.

Minimum Requirements

Active security clearance is required.


  • Must have a minimum of five years of weapons loading, maintenance, or armament experience and three years supervisory experience. Two years of hands-on F-16 aircraft maintenance experience is desired.

  • Must have an in-depth working knowledge of aircraft safety directives.

  • Must have an in-depth knowledge (aircraft/vehicle movement and safety/hazards) of flight line operations.

  • Must have an in depth knowledge of aircraft common/special tools and test equipment.

  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of aircraft weapons systems.

  • Must be willing and able to work with job required hazardous materials.

  • Must be willing and able to obtain (and maintain) aircraft/equipment Red X certification within 60 days of hire.

  • Must be willing and able to conduct specialty on the job training.


  • Red X Certification

  • Must be able to acquire qualification/certification as a load crew team chief.


  • Must work with customer in a courteous and professional manner.

  • Complies with established policies, procedures, and standards.

  • Complies with all safety, bioenvironmental, security, and housekeeping standards.

  • Complies with training requirements.

  • Actively participates in the Safety Program.

  • Ensures HAZMAT processes are followed.

  • Participates in flight line FOD prevention walks.

  • Must be able to work day shift, night shift, weekend duty, and travel as part of a maintenance recovery team or TDY as required.

  • Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule as our shifts can change weekly based on the flying schedule.

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English

  • Must have a working knowledge of IMDS.

  • Must have a current Arizona driver’s license, and be able to obtain and maintain a government flight line driver’s license.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an interim secret government security clearance as a minimum.

  • Must be willing to train to other aircraft maintenance tasks as required

  • Practices good housekeeping, tool control, FOD awareness/prevention and safety at all times

  • Assists in upkeep of assigned facilities/grounds as required

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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.

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Job Category Craft/Trade

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 184409BR

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.