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Job Information

AECOM RPA Aircraft Mechanic Lead / RQ-4 Sigonella in NAS Sigonella, Italy

Italy - Catania, NAS Sigonella

Job Summary

Employee will be assigned to Sigonella NAS, IT and may be required to support TDY deployments to various CONUS/OCONUS locations as required. Oversees and coordinates the work effort of assigned subordinate maintenance personnel in support of the unit’s daily RQ-4 RPA maintenance operations. Inspects and performs organizational and intermediate level aircraft maintenance and modifications on RPA systems and support equipment as required. Incumbent will supervise service, repair, and overhaul of aircraft, aircraft engines, and other critical components to ensure airworthiness. Directs the repair, replacement, and rebuilding of aircraft structures, landing gear, power plants/trains, fuel systems, and functional components.

Inspects power plant repairs, including cracked components, oil leaks, etc. Completes malfunction diagnosis to isolate causes and direct appropriate repairs. Supervises repair of damaged components and removal of engine/major components from aircraft. Directs aircraft maintenance services to include engine flushing/cleaning, parts lubrication, and required maintenance checks. Recommends revisions to maintenance procedures to improve efficiency and ensure quality workmanship. USAF equivalent position is Aircraft Mechanic Superintendent. Position reports to the Supervisor.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Interfaces with operational customer to develop flying schedules and plans major maintenance events, completes daily and monthly operational reports; documents inventory usage, controls workflow. Works with subordinate A&P/ISR Mechanics and technical representatives to trouble shoot, diagnose, and solve unusual and complex maintenance problems.

  2. Supports aircraft maintenance safety programs and serves as a member on the Safety Committee. Applies logic and good judgment, understands technical order diagrams and procedures, uses test equipment for analysis of airframes, engines, flight controls, pneudraulic, fuel, electrical/electronic systems, and problems.

  3. Assists with planning and scheduling of aircraft utilization and maintenance activity and coordinates performance with operational customer. Maintains accurate parts inventory. Performs maintenance and repair tasks and ensures their completion.

  4. Oversees repairs on aircraft equipment, engines, and sub-systems to ensure serviceability.

  5. Directs inspections and repairs to correct power plant (engine) malfunctions, including cracked components, oil leaks, etc. Tests engine operations, using testing equipment to locate source(s) of malfunction.

  6. Oversees removal of engine and major components from aircraft, inspects parts for wear, warping, or other defects. Directs repairs of defective engine components.

  7. Ensures repairs to instruments, avionics and navigation, flight control, electrical/electronic, fuel/oil systems and aircraft accessories are conducted in accordance with airframe technical orders.

  8. Specialized knowledge of repairs and modifications to engines, structural components, precision repair, functional spare parts, and assemblies.

  9. Recommends revisions to maintenance procedures to improve efficiency and ensure quality workmanship.

Performs all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have Associate’s degree, or have completed relevant military and/or vocational technical school curriculum

  • Minimum of eight-plus years actual and recent aircraft maintenance experience required

  • Must have working knowledge of basic and complex maintenance and repair

  • Must possess thorough knowledge of technical publications related to aircraft and missile electronics maintenance

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

  • Must possess advanced knowledge of sheet metal, composites, properties of materials, fuels, and oils

  • Must know general theory and principles of theory of flight and electronic flight controls, and electrical and electronic principles

  • Must be capable of using and reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, and data tables

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

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

  • Must be able to provide proof of U.S. citizenship upon hire

  • Must be able to achieve and maintain Technical Expert Status Accreditation (TESA) (6-12 Week Process)

  • Bachelor’s Degree, OR; an Associate’s Degree plus 4 years of specialized experience, OR; 8 years of specialized experience

  • DoD Top Secret Security Clearance eligibility is required

  • Must submit updated SF-86 within 30 days of hire start date

Must be eligible to gain and maintain a DoD security clearance commensurate with the assigned duties, up to and including Top Secret/SCI

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current DoD Security Clearance

  • Application of technical knowledge of aircraft principles in determining malfunctions and skill application in restoring equipment systems and operations

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant career field

  • RQ-4 operations experience

  • Prior experience as a Defense Contractor

  • Prior experience in RPA aircraft maintenance and repair

Licensed by the FAA as an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country Italy

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 223564BR

Clearance Required Yes

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.


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