AECOM RPA Aircraft Mechanic Lead / RQ-4 Sigonella in NAS Sigonella, Italy
Italy - Catania, NAS Sigonella
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oversees repairs on aircraft equipment, engines, and sub-systems to ensure serviceability.
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.
Oversees removal of engine and major components from aircraft, inspects parts for wear, warping, or other defects. Directs repairs of defective engine components.
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.
Specialized knowledge of repairs and modifications to engines, structural components, precision repair, functional spare parts, and assemblies.
Recommends revisions to maintenance procedures to improve efficiency and ensure quality workmanship.
Performs all other position related duties as assigned or requested.
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
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
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Job Category Maintenance
Business Line Management Services
Business Group Management Services Group (MS)
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.