26 August 2022

Amentum | Captain

China Lake, CA, China


Job Summary

The successful Plane Captain perform scheduled/unscheduled maintenance on applicable T/M/S aircraft. Perform flight line essential services and other maintenance related actions as directed to support the daily Flight Schedule. Shall be licensed to drive and operate Ground Support Equipment. All Aircraft Servicer’s will be Plane Captain certified IAW a Government approved certification process for each T/M/S applicable to their background experience and/or documented equivalent training for the applicable T/M/S.

The Plane Captain services aircraft, performing any combination of the following tasks: directs incoming and outgoing aircraft near terminal or flight line parking area to assist pilot’s maneuvering of the aircraft on the ground, using hand or light signals or drives light truck with guiding sign, and secures aircraft in parking position with chocks and tie downs. Additionally, Plane Captains do the following tasks: aircraft flight line servicing, operates service vehicles to replenish fuel, oil, water, waste system chemicals, oxygen, hydraulic fluid, and to remove waste, enters in the maintenance records description of the servicing performed, checks for fuel contamination by draining sumps and fuel drains; operates ground support equipment such as electrical power supply, tow tractors, aircraft jacks, hydraulic jenny, and engine starting units, examines tires for specified air pressure and condition, assists in jacking and towing aircraft, removes and replaces defective tires, positions and removes boarding platforms to unload or load aircraft passengers, unloads and loads aircraft stores, external pod’s, ordnance and cargo, and cleans exterior or interior of aircraft, hangar deck periodic housekeeping and fluid spills using portable platform ladders, brushes, rags, water hose, cleaning compound applicator and mobile vacuum. Routine lifting in excess of OSHA standards is required in accordance with standard USN procedures (see paragraph 3.14).

Minimum Requirements

+ Shall have completed the appropriate Navy Skill Specialty T/M Class “C” school in airframe, electronic, avionics, hydraulic, or power plants and related systems training or equivalent USMC/ USCG equivalent.

+ Shall have minimum of 2 years of experience in O-Level maintenance in the specific T/M aircraft hired to maintain.

+ Must F/18 aircraft maintenance experience.

+ High school graduate or equivalent.

+ Must have a valid driver’s license.

+ Must be a U.S. Citizen.

+ Must be able to work any shift.

+ Must be able to obtain any company/government required qualification, certification, or clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge & Skills

+ Preferred to have 2 years T/M experience within the last 2 years.

+ As required by site operations and site management, be certified as a CDl.

+ T/M aircraft Plane Captain Qualification, tow tractor, duct driver and shipboard firefighting experience is desired.

Physical/Working Environment

+ Recent experience with F-18A-F aircraft strongly preferred.

+ 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.

+ 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.

+ May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, forklift, APU, etc.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans.
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