Airframe & Powerplant Spec III

General Atomics

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Sierra Vista, AZ

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Job Summary

General Atomics Systems Integration, LLC (GA-SI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a provider of military and commercial engineering services. GA-SI is a leading-edge expert in systems integration technologies, reliability improvements, and controls system design.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an A&P Specialist for our Aero Services division to support operations at Fort Huachuca in Arizona. 

  • Works under general supervision providing technical support for the mechanical installation, troubleshooting and inspection on unmanned aerial vehicles.
  • Removes and replaces airframe components as needed including aileron servos, flap servos, brake servos, landing gear servos, throttle servos and waste gate servos requiring long periods of standing, walking, bending, and lifting to 50 lbs.
  • May perform all launch and recovery including inspections, starting engine, operational check, installing payloads (cameras, KU, Datalink, SAR, EO/IR), fueling and de-fueling.
  • Incorporates any approved configuration changes and other modifications into all aircraft as needed per company approved and/or government technical order requirements.
  • Interfaces with customers, military, and civilians, and understands the discipline required to maintain aircraft and associated equipment as a contractor.
  • Provides flight line and ground support to include towing, refueling, defueling, launch and recovery of aircraft.
  • Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on unmanned aerial vehicles.
  • Inspects airframe, powerplant, and propeller components at regular intervals as per company approved procedures and/or government and customer technical order requirements.
  • Certifies aircraft records that aircraft are in a condition safe for flight.
  • Repairs fuel and oil leaks or engine problems as needed and removes and replaces airframe components as needed.
  • Assists in the testing, maintenance, and operation of ground equipment.
  • Provides support as required to the UAS training center maintaining UAV training assets and systems.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent and five or more years of aircraft mechanical maintenance experience.
  • An FAA Airframe and Powerplant License is required.
  • May require extensive travel and/or CONUS or OCONUS deployment.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOD security clearance.
  • The ability to pass a Deployment Medical Exam.
  • HAZMAT, AES, and IATA experience is desirable.
  • Experience handling COMSEC material.
  • Must demonstrate sound decision-making skills and the ability to anticipate work-related constraints and resolve issues independently.
  • Must be self-directed in identifying work assignments and able to solicit input and guidance from supervisors and managers for technical expertise.
  • Considerable knowledge of the job and a broad understanding of the detailed aspects of the job and the product.
  • Knowledge of relevant computer applications and operations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate with employees and both military and civilian customers.
  • Strong leadership, organization, and planning skills.
  • Must be able to work both independently and on a team and be able to work extended hours as required.