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Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic (Deployable)

Palmdale, California
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Date posted 08/10/2022 Job ID 38048BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Entry-Level (0-2 years) Job Title Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic (Deployable) City Palmdale 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 at our Palmdale, CA facility for an Entry level A & P Specialist where under close supervision, this position is responsible for providing flight line and ground support. Troubleshoots, repairs, and services aircraft and/or engine systems to determine related problems.

  • Provides technical assistance/oversight to customers in mechanical and inspection work.
  • Assist in the performance of scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance.
  • Assist in the inspection of powerplant and related components at regular intervals
  • Assist in the repair of fuel leaks, oil leaks, and engine problems.
  • Assist in the removal and replacement of airframe and/or engine components.
  • Complete all required documentation 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 participate in the performance of engine and airframe operational checks and installation of payloads.
  • May participate in the performance of Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP) in accordance with company and customer guidelines.
  • 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 work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • 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. Typically, incumbent has little or no knowledge of job requirements and moderate understating of general job aspects.
  • An FAA Airframe & Powerplant License is required.
  • Must possess: (1) general working knowledge of hand tools and precision measuring equipment; (2) basic computer skills; and (3) basic interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with employees and military and civilian customers.
  • Must have flexibility to work any shift, if necessary.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOD security clearance may be required.
  • Must be able to work both independently and on a team.
  • Must be able to work extended hours as required.
Travel Percentage Required 50 - 75 Relocation Assistance Provided Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret Apply Now
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