Aircraft Mechanic I (Composite)

Yulista Aviation, Inc.

Elizabeth City, NC

Yulista Support Services LLCRegular

The Aircraft Mechanic I troubleshoots malfunctions, repairs, and modifies aircraft structures and structural components. This worker reads and interprets technical maintenance manuals, service bulletins, technical orders, blueprints, sketches, engineering data and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctions or damaged components.
The mechanic will repair and fabricate routine composite/plastic parts and aircraft structures using pre-constructed fixtures, molds, and form blocks, by pouring liquid plastic compounds into molds or shaping, cutting, drilling, and installing composite aircraft cowlings, windshields, and canopies. The mechanic will make repairs by using common types of plastic resins and sheet stock such as polyesters, epoxies, and acrylics to complete routine repairs and assignments.

The mechanic will examine and prepare parts and items to locate defects; will prepare defective surfaces for successive operations by sanding, scraping, applying prepared solvents, and cleaning agents.

The mechanic will be required to follow work orders, as assigned by the Program Manager. All work is subject to Government QA review in process and upon completion for compliance with requirements, instructions, specifications, shop practices and procedures.

The mechanic shall work independently and complete all repairs and modifications in a timely manner; with minimal rework or discrepancies noted

• Interface with Crew lead and other Technicians as required
• Remove, inspect, repair, and reinstall aircraft parts/systems IAW instructions/drawings
• Annotate logbook and workbook entries IAW Coast Guard Manuals or other contractual guidance.
• Maintain a high state of cleanliness and utilize a clean-as-you-go process when executing maintenance duties.
• Comply with processes and procedures as per DHS/Department of Defense (DOD) documents and publications.
• Comply with safety rules and regulations while performing day to day maintenance. Promptly report all accidents, injuries, safety, violations, and/or unsafe practices or procedures to supervisor.
• Other duties as assigned

This position does not have direct reports.

• Ability to demonstrate work methods and techniques.
• Ability to read, understand and apply trade or administrative guides such as technical manuals, technical orders, blueprints, sketches, and other related documents.
• Ability to lift, reach, bend, walk, pull, sit, stand, crouch, stoop, kneel and stretch for prolonged periods of time. May be required to work in cramped, awkward, and strained positions or required to climb ladders, work platforms, scaffolding and aircraft structures.
• Knowledge, skill, and ability to follow appropriate safety procedures common to the trade.
• Knowledge of specific hazardous materials and hazardous wastes procedures is necessary, including the proper fitting and usage of protective gear and completion of related training.
• Must be able to carry items up to 40 pounds or heavier with assistance from other workers or weightlifting devices.
• May be required to wear cumbersome PPE and clothing for Hazardous Material operations.
• Specialized experience in advanced composite repair and experience related to USCG aircraft specific models is highly desirable.
• Technical capability/experience with aircraft, airframes, components, and substructures. Should include maintenance of primary, secondary, and tertiary structures.
• Technical capability to assist in planned depot maintenance of USCG aviation assets.
• Familiarity with Airbus Helicopters OEM manuals or similar OEM manuals with the ability to research maintenance history, procedures and component limitations is desired.
• Technical capability to deal with aircraft upgrades and aging aircraft sustainment issues. Experience with new component integration and developing repair or replacement strategies for airframes, components and/or substructures.
• Capability to work in regulated areas with toxic materials present including hexavalent chromium and cadmium. This will include use of PPE such as protective clothing, respirator, etc.

• High school diploma or equivalent
• Experience with USCG MH65 aircraft is highly desirable.
• Experience in aircraft composite structures to include maintenance and repair with a minimum of five years practical experience.
• Ability to conduct research using USCG data systems such as Technical Manual Application System (TMAPS) and Microsoft Office Suite, or similar type systems. A minimum of five (5) years of practical experience is desired.
• Ability to pass a drug and background screening
• Must be able to obtain and maintain a government security clearance

Preference will be given to Calista shareholders and their descendants and to spouses of Calista shareholders, and to shareholders of other corporations created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g).

Additionally, it is our policy to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status. When applicable, our policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, layoff, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.

It is Calista and Subsidiaries' business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.