Aircraft Mechanic II (Parachute Rigger)

  • DynCorp International
  • China Lake, California, USA
  • Jun 06, 2019
Full time Executive Installation-Maint-Repair Manufacturing Other

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Aircraft Mechanic II (Parachute Rigger) is required to maintain and service the aircraft and aircrew Aviation Life Support Systems (ALSS) systems/components as required in support of the Program in accordance with applicable publications and governing instructions.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Inspects, maintains and repairs parachutes, seat pans, survival equipment, flight protective equipment and clothing, packs and rigs parachutes, packs and equips life rafts.
  • Fits and maintains oxygen masks, flight clothing, anti-exposure suits, anti-G suits.
  • Operates and maintains carbon dioxide transfer and recharge equipment
  • Operates and repairs sewing machines
  • Conducts special calendar/periodic inspections of survival equipment
  • Operates parachute lofts and survival equipment work centers.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Applies comprehensive technical experience to solve moderate to complex problems by interpreting technical documentation such as blueprints or manufacturer’s manuals.
  • 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.

Experience & Education:

  • The candidate must have completed a USN/USMC/USCG Class A school for Parachute Riggers, or equivalent US Air Force or US Army MOS course,
  • Must have 3 years’ experience at either organizational or intermediate level maintenance performing Parachute Rigger duties.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license and be eligible to qualify for and able to maintain a secret level clearance.
  • Recent experience with F-18A-F, EA-18G, MH-60S or AV-8B aircraft strongly preferred.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment:

  • 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.

Security Clearance: Secret






Vestnys, Stephanie