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Amentum Aircraft Mechanic 3 Lead Production Superintendent in Holloman AFB, New Mexico

Job Summary

Amentum is currently seeking a qualified Aircraft Mechanic 3 Lead Production Superintendent in support of U. S. Air Force maintenance operations at Holloman AFB NM. This position is Non-Union. This contract consists of F-16 Block 40 aircraft Organizational level (O-level) assigned to the 49th Maintenance Group, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Units (AMU) contractor operation and Intermediate level (I-Level) to support flying training for the 49th Wing (49 WG), Air Education and Training Command (AETC) training mission at Holloman AFB (HAFB), NM.

The Aircraft Mechanic 3 maintains repairs and modifies aircraft structures, structural components and engines of complex to extreme difficulty, maintains and repairs aircraft components including but not limited to flight controls, engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems and mechanical components, and applies technical knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment malfunctions and applies technical expertise in restoring equipment condition and operation.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Applies professional technical expertise and guidance to solve complex problems by interpreting technical data such as blueprints or manufactures' manuals.

  • Work typically requires a thoroughly comprehensive knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting/repair procedures and replacement of components, a thorough knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modification and repair and the ability to determine functionality of non-complex electrical systems.

  • This worker will be 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.

  • May be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overall maintenance management of 8th AMU Aircraft.

  • Lead Daily Production Meetings and assign priorities to meet flying and maintenance schedules

  • Attend Daily MXG Production Meetings or delegate personnel to attend

  • Lead Weekly Scheduling, Shared Resources, Planning Meetings

  • Attend Weekly Mx/Ops Scheduling Meetings

  • Responsible for Production personnel

  • Monitor Production personnel efforts to ensure accurate information reporting

  • Manage weekly shift schedules and PTO

  • Manage training requirements

  • Administer Discipline as required

  • Manage AMU scheduling requirements

  • Responsible for developing and implementing the overall Maintenance Plan.

  • Coordinate with internal and external agencies to ensure maintenance plan success.

  • Review and approve Weekly/Monthly/Annual Schedules for signature

  • Review and approve Engine Management Branch plans

  • Review and approve Phase Flow plans

  • Review and approve TCTO, TCI, Scheduled Maintenance plans

  • Fully understand and be prepared to implement specific disaster control duties and squadron responsibilities pertaining to aircraft/SE movement and personnel evacuation procedures developed IAW AFI 10-2501

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

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, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and taste and smell. Frequently lifts items weighing 15-25 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 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 heat or cold; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud, or may include unsafe conditions, in which case questioning nonstandard operations or environmental factors that may involve unmitigated hazards, and providing feedback to supervisors and managers on all safety issues. Night work may be required. Position will require the ability to pass and maintain a Secret Security Clearance. Candidate also must pass an FBI fingerprint check prior to being offered employment. Position may require travel.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a High School graduate or equivalent.

  • Must have completed military aviation maintenance training or maintenance technical school curriculum or possess an FAA issued A&P license.

  • Seven (7) years actual and recent aircraft maintenance experience, and one (1) year of F-16 or other fighter aircraft experience as well as two (2) years of Production Superintendent and one (1) year expediting experience.

  • Must possess the experience and ability to provide technical support to structural/mechanical engineers and customers alike must possess excellent organizational skills in prioritizing workload to meet aircraft delivery schedule.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to operate general as well as special-purpose vehicles and must also be able to obtain a flight-line vehicle operator’s license.

  • A detailed knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, cable tensiometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers, etc.

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

  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and a government background check.

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

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.

  • Must have knowledge of the scope and limitation of various categories of maintenance and their application to the contract unit.

  • 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.

  • Knowledge of sheet metal, properties of materials, fuels, and oils.

  • Read, interpret and use manufacturer’s and aircraft maintenance manuals, service bulletins, blueprints, wiring/schematic diagrams, data tables and other specifications to determine feasibility and method to repair or replace malfunctioning or damaged components.

  • Must be able to inspect, repair, and operate ground support and auxiliary equipment.

  • Ability to monitor unit CDDAR Program activities and local procedures designed to protect personnel and prevent further damage to aircraft, equipment, and other resources.

  • Must be able to coordinate with MOC, Flight line Expediter, COR and other squadrons for support.

  • Prior Supervisory experience.

  • Fully understands and is prepared to implement specific disaster control duties and squadron responsibilities pertaining to aircraft/SE movement and personnel evacuation procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • F-16 specific experience highly desired.

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