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.
- 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