Aircraft Mechanic II (F-18), CHINA LAKE, CA, UNITED STATES


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China Lake, California, United States

Aircraft Mechanic II (F-18)
China Lake, California, United States

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Aircraft Mechanic II (F-18)


The F/18 Aircraft Mechanic II (Egress) is required to maintain and service the applicable egress and environmental systems/components as required in support of the Program in accordance with applicable publications and governing instructions.

Principle Accountabilities

Services, repairs and overhauls aircraft to ensure airworthiness.
Removes/installs canopies, ejection seats, performs periodic maintenance of all cockpit egress and life support systems of moderate difficulty, such as seats, canopies, CADs, heating/cooling systems, utilizing hand tools. 
Reads and interprets manufacturer’s publications, maintenance manuals, service bulletins and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components. Inspects airframe components for cracks and other damage.
Troubleshoot, remove, replace and repair egress and life support system components.
Performs miscellaneous duties to service aircraft systems.
Shall be able to correctly prioritize workload to maintain schedules and maintenance standards on assigned projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge & Skills

As required by site operations and site management, be certified as a CDI.
Knowledge of the use of aircraft hand tools, special tools, and test equipment is required.
Must have a working knowledge of aircraft safety requirements and know how to operate portable firefighting equipment.
Able to reads and interpret aircraft wiring diagrams, schematics, manufacturer’s publications, maintenance manuals, service bulletins and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
Analyzes Life Support and ECS for proper functioning and repairs or replaces components to ensure proper functions.
Able to apply advanced technical knowledge to solve usually complex problems and identify failed components.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Must have a valid driver’s license. 
Must be able to obtain/maintain any company/government required clearance, qualification, or certification.
Must be available to work any shift.
The candidate must have completed the navy “C” school in egress and life support systems repair, or USMC/USCG equivalent.
Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Organizational Level Seat Shop maintenance
Must have F-18 aircraft maintenance experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Recent experience with F-18A-F, EA-18G, MH-60S or AV-8B aircraft strongly preferred.
May be required to become Plane Captain certified in accordance with approved certification process for each T/M/S applicable to their background.
May work in aircraft maintenance hangar or outside.
May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles, or aircraft.
Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for certain periods throughout the day.
Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands.
Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.
May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
May be required to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
Must be able to see imperfections, micrometer readings and other small scales.
Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, APU, etc.

Non-Exempt, CBA and SCA Positions: Compensation & Benefits HIRING HOURLY: $42.42 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant internal equity, and alignment with market data).


Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


Security Clearance Required: Yes

Amentum / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBAMN 46998 2023.02.10

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FVR01 SKUUU, China Lake, California, United States China Lake, California, United States  ZC ZCCX

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