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AIRCRAFT MECHANIC 1

Class Title: AIRCRAFT MECHANIC 1
Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 062871
Education and Experience: Possession of both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license.

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications: Possession of both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license.
Applicants of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, for this class must:
  1. Have a good moral character, as determined by investigation;
  2. Complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority;
  3. Agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority;
  4. Supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check;
  5. Have no conviction for a felony or have been discharged under any other than honorable conditions from any branch of the United States armed forces;
  6. Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license or be able to obtain one prior to appointment. 
Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview:

Summary: Under general supervision, performs aircraft mechanical work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the entry-working level class in the Aircraft Mechanic sub-series. An employee in this class performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repair on assigned aircraft such as reciprocating powered, turbine powered, fixed wing, rotary wing, single or multi-engine or jets. An employee is assigned to work on aircraft which he has special training and experience in maintaining and repairing. This class differs from Aircraft Mechanic 2 in that an incumbent of the latter acts as a lead worker.

Work Activities:

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material:  
  1. Disassemble engines and inspect parts, such as turbine blades and cylinders, for corrosion, wear, warping, cracks, and leaks, using precision measuring instruments.
  2. Conduct routine and special inspections as required by regulations.
  3. Inspects aircraft for damage or malfunction before and after each flight; checks installed or repaired components to ensure compliance with specifications.
  4. Perform post maintenance function tests utilizing appropriate testing equipment and tools.
  5. Obtain fuel and oil samples and check them for contamination.
  6. Examine engines, airframes and components while working from ladders or elevated platforms.
  7. Determine the need for non-destructive testing of corrosion, distortion, and invisible cracks in the fuselage, wings, tail and associated components. 
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:
  1. Read and interpret maintenance manual and other specifications to determine the feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
  2. Read and interpret airworthiness directives and service bulletins to ensure compliance with Federal regulations.
  3. Read and interpret supplemental type certificate (STC) and instructions for continued airworthiness.
  4. Knowledge and compliance of Departmental policies and procedures.  
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment:
  1. Remove or install aircraft engines and components using hoists.
  2. Operate towing devices and ground support equipment.
  3. Operates and utilizes a variety of tools and equipment.
  4. Operation of Department issued vehicle. 
Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment:
  1. Diagnoses malfunctions and repairs hydraulic, electrical, oil, transmission, drive, exhaust, flight controls, power plant and related systems on assigned aircraft.
  2. Troubleshooting, maintenance and repair problems by studying drawings and diagrams of aircraft and associated components.
  3. Adjusts, aligns, and calibrates aircraft systems to ensure maximum operating safety in accordance with maintenance manuals.
  4. Performs scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance on aircraft including the periodic disassembling and overhauling of aircraft components and power plant.
  5. Operates and utilizes a variety of tools and equipment including assorted hand tools, electrical and hydraulic testing devices and propeller protractors.
  6. Fabricate defective sections or parts, using metal fabricating machines, saws, brakes, shears, and grinders.
  7. Reassemble engines following repair or inspection and reinstall engines in aircraft.
  8. Accompany aircraft on flights to make in-flight adjustments and corrections.
  9. Clean, strip, prime and sand structural surfaces and materials to prepare them for bonding.
  10. Prepare and paint aircraft surfaces. 
Communicating with Persons Outside the Organization:
  1. Communicate with manufactures’ tech-reps to trouble-shoot and perform maintenance.
  2. Communicate with contract vendors for required aircraft maintenance.
  3. Communicate with FAA primary maintenance inspector as needed.
  4. Communicate with other State agencies to coordinate aircraft maintenance.
  5. Communicate with building maintenance vendors for repair issues.
Documenting/Recording Information:
  1. Maintains records pertaining to the airworthiness of aircraft and components; such as, maintenance records and historical documents.
  2. Perform log book entries pertaining to maintenance actions performed.
  3. Record and report aircraft flight times for maintenance tracking/forecasting.
  4. Record and document fuel storage facility maintenance.
  5. Record and document aircraft maintenance man-hour report.
  6. General usage of email system and data capture for time-entry. 
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:
  1. Communicate with other workers to coordinate fitting and alignment of heavy parts.
  2. Communicate with pilots regarding maintenance issues.
  3. Inventory and request requisition of supplies, parts, materials and equipment through chain of command.
  4. Communicate with units housed within the same building to coordinate maintenance and scheduling.
  5. Communicate with supervisors to receive tasks and updated work status.

Competencies (KSA’s):

Competencies:
  1. Integrity and Trust
  2. Functional/Technical Competency
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Ethics and Values
  5. Decision Quality
  6. Listening
  7. Action Oriented
  8. Approachability
  9. Patience
  10. Time Management 
Knowledge:
  1. Knowledge of the handling and usage of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods
  2. Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology
  3. Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and their applications
  4. Knowledge of laws, legal codes, government regulations regarding Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR)
  5. Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  6. Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical structures and processes
  7. Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions
  8. Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems
  9. Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits 
Skills:
  1. Equipment Maintenance
  2. Repairing
  3. Equipment Selection
  4. Installation
  5. Troubleshooting
  6. Judgment and Decision Making
  7. Quality Control Analysis
  8. Reading Comprehension
  9. Active Listening
  10. Mathematics
  11. Systems Evaluation
  12. Critical Thinking
  13. Speaking
  14. Operation and Control
  15. Coordination
  16. Complex Problem Solving
  17. Operation Monitoring
  18. Systems Analysis 
Abilities:
  1. Oral Comprehension
  2. Finger Dexterity
  3. Gross Body Equilibrium
  4. Manual Dexterity
  5. Multi-limb Coordination
  6. Deductive Reasoning
  7. Spatial Orientation
  8. Written Comprehension
  9. Rate Control
  10. Speech Clarity
  11. Selective Attention
  12. Visualization
  13. Written Expression
  14. Arm-Hand Steadiness
  15. Control Precision
  16. Speed of Limb Movement
  17. Depth Perception
  18. Sound Localization
  19. Oral Expression
  20. Problem Sensitivity
  21. Reaction Time
  22. Response Orientation
  23. Dynamic Flexibility
  24. Auditory Attention
  25. Hearing Sensitivity
  26. Near Vision
  27. Speech Recognition

Tools and Equipment Used:

  1. Office Equipment including Personal Computer and Telephone
  2. Scanner/Copier/Printer
  3. Basic Hand and Power Tools
  4. Precision Calibration Tools
  5. Hydraulic Press
  6. Hoist
  7. Ladders
  8. Aircraft Jacks and Scales
  9. Borescope Inspection Equipment
  10. Vibration Testers

 

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