Functions as an Electrical/Avionics/Armament/Fire Control/Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) Technician on the AH64E and AH-6i helicopter. Responsible for the maintenance being performed on the armament/fire control/weapons systems and electrical/avionics components using, Operators Manual, Maintenance Manuals, and other customer directives. Diagnoses and repairs aircraft systems and components malfunctions including solid state and transistorized devices according to the appropriate technical manuals, directives and safety procedures. Performs aircraft maintenance actions, authorized modifications and alignment of AH-64E weapons components, fire control, electronic and mechanical devices, and instruments. Uses common measuring tools necessary for performing the tasks described herein, precision measuring tools and alignment fixtures. Handles AH-64E, AH-6i aircraft ammunitions, performs weapon system loading/unloading, arming and de-arming, and weapon subsystems configuration changes for all AH-64E, AH-6i weapons and fire control systems. Performs aircraft systems operational checks. Test, troubleshoots, and repair aircraft systems test sets and diagnostic equipment. Assist, customer in the requisition and maintenance of Shop and Bench stock items required to support the maintenance effort of this section. Uses and performs operator maintenance on common and special tools, AGSE and PGSE. Additionally, Prepares aircraft maintenance forms and records (automated). Ensure all related maintenance operations are conducted in a safe manner.
Ensure all Attack/Scout Battalion, Electrical/Avionics/Armament/Fire Control/Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) maintenance functional activities and procedures are planned, coordinated, integrated, and synchronized to achieve established platform operational readiness (OR) rates IAW contractual requirements.
Responsible for compliance with established maintenance systems, processes, procedures and reports that provide immediate situational awareness of platform OR rates.
Establish in coordination with aviation manager the daily maintenance operational goals, objectives and priorities for implementation in order to achieve stated OR rates.
Oversees the daily Electrical/Avionics/Armament/Fire Control/Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) maintenance management of individually assigned aircraft in support of the Aviation manager, in conjunction with the Aviation Logistics for related platform parts and spares.
Works within the maintenance quality control processes, procedures, standards.
Direct inquires, investigations, and research analysis related to aviation maintenance of the aircraft and supporting maintenance activities to the Aviation Maintenance Manager.
Coordinates with management for daily and weekly maintenance training activities.
Ensure all maintenance operations and related maintenance support activities are conducted in a safe manner.
Supports, in coordination with the aviation manager, the Downed Aircraft Recovery Team (DART) process and procedure.
B. Independence: Performs within the broad guidelines of duties and responsibilities with significant choice of methods. Authority to select and implement goals and objectives within the execution of duties and responsibilities.
C. Supervisory Responsibilities: as assigned.
Education Level: High school diploma required.
Experience: Five (5) years’ experience as an aircraft Electrical/Avionics/Armament/Fire Control/Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) Technician, required. Three (3) years’ experience an AH-64 series aircraft Electrical/Avionics/Armament/Fire Control/Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) Technician required. AH-6i experience desired. Experience with GAU-19 12.7mm mini-gun desired.
Specific knowledge, skill, and ability requirements:
Certificate: Qualified by the appropriate USG armed forces or civilian equivalent training as an aircraft Electrical/Avionics/Armament/Fire Control/Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) technician required.
Proficient in the use of computer-hosted interactive technical manuals, aircraft maintenance forms, and other aircraft related documentation.
Demonstrated past performance and experience in maintenance in AH64 series aircraft.
Ability to communicate both orally and written.
Successfully pass an overseas deployment Physical upon hire.
Ability to effectively deal with people in the supervision of staff and team members.
Ability to effectively communicate with the customer in a professional and courteous manner.
Possesses a valid driver’s license.