Aircraft Mechanic III, MQ-9 (Deployable)

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Employment: Full Time

The USMC MQ-9 CLS Mechanic is a highly qualified and skilled aircraft/composite mechanic with experience in structures, hydraulics, engines and avionics using diagrams, blueprints, and publications. The mechanic will directly support the USMC MQ-9 Site Manager while at the same time being available to support hands-on maintenance and leadership/training on an as needed basis.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Inspect and repair power plant malfunctions, including cracked components, oil leaks, etc.
- Diagnose malfunctions, isolate causes, and correct breaks.
- Test engine operations, use test equipment to locate source of malfunction(s).
- Replace/repair damaged components and remove engine/major components from aircraft, using hoist or other lifting devices.
- Disassemble and inspect parts for wear, warping, or other defects.
- Repair/replace defective engine components and reassemble and install engines in aircraft.
- Adjust, repair, or replace instruments, ADP flight controls, electrical/electronics, fuel/oil systems and associated aircraft accessories.
- Perform aircraft services to include engine flushing/cleaning, parts lubrication, and required maintenance checks.
- May specialize in repair and modification of engines, structural components, precision repair, functional spare parts, and assemblies.
- Recommend revisions to maintenance procedures to improve efficiency and ensure quality workmanship.


Minimum Qualifications:
- Must have at least an active Secret US Government clearance. Note: US Citizenship is required to obtain a Secret Clearance.
- Must have High School Diploma or have completed relevant military and/or vocational technical school curriculum.
- Minimum of five years of actual Aircraft Mechanic maintenance experience required.
- Minimum of two years' experience on MQ-9 aircraft, as Aircraft Mechanic.
- Must have advanced knowledge of basic and complex mechanical maintenance and repair.
- Must possess advanced knowledge of technical publications related to aircraft mechanical maintenance.
- 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.
- Must know theory and principles of operation of engines, accessories and components, theory of flight and electronic flight controls, and have an advanced understanding of applicable systems.
- Shall have been designated a CDI or Red-X inspector for their applicable specific T/M/S UAS aircraft or equipment employed to inspect.
- Shall have previous CDI, CDQAR, Organizational Maintenance experience.
- Must be able to inspect and operate ground support and auxiliary equipment.
- Must have knowledge of CNAFINST 4790.2 NAMP and DAFI 21-101.
- Must achieve a passing grade in all required courses/certifications for continued employment, as needed.
- Must be able to lift, carry and/or wear Military Issued Equipment in excess of 50 pounds for extended periods.
- Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English.
- Must have current/active State Issued Driver's License.
- Must be able to acquire and maintain a valid flight-line Government Driver's License.
- Must be able to travel on CONUS/OCONUS deployments.
- Employee must meet all OCONUS deployment criteria, to include pre-deployment medical screening, as a condition of employment.
- For OCONUS deployments, must have valid U.S. Passport with a minimum of two years remaining with at least two facing pairs (four total) of blank Visa pages.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Associate degree in a relevant career field.
- Licensed by the FAA as an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic.
- Aircraft Mechanic experience within the last 10 years.
- Deployment experience.
- Prior experience as a Defense Contractor.
- MQ-9 Aircraft Composite Repair / Replacement Experience.
- NDI Qualified.


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