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Experienced Aircraft Mechanic

China Lake, California
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Date posted 07/12/2021 Job ID 32273BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Experienced Aircraft Mechanic City China Lake State California Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hourly

Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced UAV mechanic to support Flight Operations in China Lake, CA. No A&P license is required but incumbent must have at least two years of experience working on aircraft.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under general supervision on routine work and with detailed instruction for special assignments, this position is responsible for providing flight line and ground support.
  • Troubleshoots aircraft and/or engine systems to determine related problems and identify possible solutions.
  • Provides technical assistance in mechanical and inspection work. Assists with the development and review of new processes and procedures.
  • May assist in training programs.
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.
  • Inspect powerplant and related components at regular intervals adhering to company approved procedures, maintenance manuals, and/or government technical order requirements.
  • Repair fuel and/or oil leaks and/or engine problems as required. May remove and replace airframe and/or engine components as needed.
  • Review records to ensure all required documentation is completed in accordance with established company procedures and/or government and customer technical order requirements.
  • May perform all launch and recovery tasks of aircraft to include ground operations, preflight items, ground observer responsibilities, and post flight items.
  • May inspect, test, maintain and operate ground support equipment.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to maintain a productive and safe working environment in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Assist in the training of new A&P Specialists.
  • Assist with new powerplant and system development as required.
  • 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 two or more years of aircraft mechanical maintenance experience.
  • An FAA Airframe and Powerplant License is desired but experience will be accepted in lieu of the A&P license.
  • Must possess: (1) full knowledge and understanding of the detailed aspects of the job; (2) knowledge of relevant computer applications and operations; (3) basic leadership, organization and planning skills; and (4) strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with employees and both military and civilian customers.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOD security clearance will be required.
  • Must be able to work both independently and on a team and be able to work extended hours as required.
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Yes Clearance Level Secret Apply Now
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