Vinnell Arabia

Aviation Life Support Equipment Technician

Aviation Maintenance
Hire Type


Functions as the Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE) technician under the direction of the ASB Production Control Manager. Performs technical inspections, tests, maintenance, requisitioning, issuing, and repairing of aviation life support equipment and survival equipment, to include flotation equipment, over water gear, anti-exposure suites, first aid kits, survival vests and kits, radios, aircrew body armor, restraint harnesses, flight helmets, chemical and biological protective masks, oxygen masks, and other related ALSE equipment.  Train Customer and contractor personnel as required in the use of all applicable technical publications, tools, test equipment, and special equipment applicable to this discipline, thereby enabling them to become effective Aviation Life Support Equipment Specialists.

A. Duties/responsibilities:

  1. The ALSE Manager shall manage all aspects of ALSE maintenance and training.
  2. The Instructor shall train Customer and contractor Aviation selected personnel on annual ALSE requirements per US Army Aviation regulations and procedures.

B. Independence: Performs within the broad guidelines of duties and responsibilities with significant choice of methods. Retain the authority to select and implement goals and objectives within the execution of duties and responsibilities.


C. Supervisory Responsibilities: None.


A. Education Level: High school diploma required.  Military: Graduate of the US Army Aviation Life Support Equipment Course required.  Successfully completed, and be qualified by the appropriate U.S. Government armed forces Aviation Life Support Equipment maintenance course or civilian equivalent training. Contractor factory training or other equivalent training by industry shall be reviewed and approved by the PCO and/or the GFR as substitute.


B. Experience: Five years prior experience serving as an Aviation Life Support Equipment Specialist.   Former ALSE instructor preferred. Prior experience working on Army Rotary Wing Aviation unique Aviation Life Support Equipment and experience working with Desert and over-water ALSE gear preferred. 


C. Specific knowledge, skill, and ability requirements: Demonstrated knowledge and experience of rotary wing Aviation operations inclusive of basic maintenance, and aviation logistics training.  Certificates:  Army Aviation Crew member certification.  Be proficient in the use of computer-hosted interactive technical manuals, aircraft maintenance forms, and other aircraft related documentation.  Demonstrated past performance in the development of organizational plans, policies, and operational procedures.  Ability to communicate both orally and written.  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.  Possess a valid driver’s license


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