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Deployable Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic

Palmdale, California
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Date posted 01/11/2024 Job ID 42994BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Deployable Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic City Palmdale State California Workstyle Onsite Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hourly Salary Range $52,020 - $77,325

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 Aircraft Mechanic to support deployments, test operations and production at our Palmdale facility in sunny California. This position supports CONUS and OCONUS deployments; this is not a Flex position.


Under general supervision on routine work, this position supports flight line activities as well as hangar aircraft maintenance.
  • Troubleshoots aircraft and/or engine systems to determine related problems and identify possible solutions.
  • Provides technical assistance/oversight to customers in mechanical and inspection work.
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance.
  • Inspect powerplant and related components at regular intervals.
  • 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 with new powerplant and system development as required.
  • Assist in the training of new Aircraft Mechanics and/or Field Service Representatives.
  • Assist with the development and review of new processes and procedures; may assist in training programs.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.
We Offer Fantastic Benefits:
  • Paid on-the-job training (OJT) program enables successful performance and career advancement
  • Competitive salaries in a pay-for-performance environment
  • 401(K) Retirement Program
  • Pension Plan with company contribution
  • Medical Benefits
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.
  • Experience working on aircraft and a flight line, required.
  • An FAA Airframe and Powerplant License is preferred.
  • Must possess:
    • Full knowledge and understanding of the detailed aspects of the job
    • Basic working knowledge of Microsoft computer applications and programs
    • Basic leadership, organization and planning skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with employees and both military and civilian customers.
  • Must have flexibility to work any shift, if necessary.
  • Must be able to work both independently and on a team.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Security Clearance is required.

Salary:$52,020 - $77,325
Travel Percentage Required 25 - 50 Relocation Assistance Provided Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret Apply Now
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