Vinnell Arabia

  • Aircraft Electrical and Avionics Repairman

    Location SA-Riyadh
    Aviation Institutional Training Division (AITD)
  • Overview

    Inspects, troubleshoots and performs maintenance on aircraft electrical, avionics, armament, fire control, radar, visionics, ASE systems and components associated with the MD530 aircraft using the current applicable technical manuals, AD's, SB's, CB's SL's or any specific directives. Diagnoses and repairs aircraft systems and components including solid state and transistorized devices according to the appropriate technical manuals, directives and safety procedures. Performs scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance actions, authorized modifications and alignment of weapons components, fire control/radar units, sighting elements/visionics, ASE, electronic and mechanical devices, and instruments. Uses common measuring tools necessary for performing the tasks described herein, precision measuring tools and alignment fixtures. Performs aircraft systems operational checks.  Test, troubleshoots, and repair aircraft systems test sets and diagnostic equipment. Uses and performs operator maintenance on common and special tools, AGSE and PGSE. Prepares aircraft maintenance forms and records. Assist as required training of Customer and personnel in the use of all applicable technical publications, tools, test equipment, and special equipment applicable to the discipline of Electrical/Avionics Technicians.  Ensures that all related maintenance operations are conducted in a safe manner.

    A. Duties/responsibilities:

    1. Ensures that MD530 avionic and electrical maintenance functional activities and procedures are planned, coordinated, integrated, and synchronized to achieve established platform operational readiness (OR) rates IAW contractual requirements.
    2. Responsible for the compliance of established maintenance systems, processes, procedures and reports that provide immediate situational awareness of platform OR rates.
    3. Performs daily maintenance operational goals, objectives and priorities for implementation in order to achieve stated OR rates.
    4. Responsible for the daily maintenance of individually assigned aircraft in support of the Vinnell Arabia aviation maintenance department.
    5. Works within the maintenance quality control processes, procedures, standards.
    6. Reports to direct inquires, investigations, and research analysis related to aviation maintenance of MD500 series aircraft and supporting maintenance activities to the Aviation Maintenance Manager through the lead mechanic.
    7. Responsible to assist the training department in implementing the individual general maintenance training, job book currency and qualifications of assigned Customer maintenance personnel as required.
    8. Performs activities and requirements for maintenance operations support through the lead mechanic as required or applicable
    9. Coordinates through lead mechanic for daily and weekly maintenance training activities.
    10. Supports a professional development program in support of Saudization-localization.
    11. Ensures all maintenance operations and related maintenance support activities are conducted in a safe manner.
    12. Supports in coordination with the maintenance Manager and Flight Operations Manager the Downed Aircraft Recovery Team (DART) process and procedures.
    13. Other duties as assigned and or directed by management.

    B. Independence: Performs within the broad guidelines of duties and responsibilities that accompanies aircraft     maintenance and functions applicable to aircraft airworthiness.


    C. Supervisory Responsibilities: None


    A. Education Level: High school diploma required; Associates degree preferred. Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) license preferred, FCC license required.  Military: Successfully completed, and be qualified by the appropriate U.S. Government armed forces aircraft avionics/armament/fire control/ASE maintenance course or civilian equivalent training or  Factory training preferred.


    B. Experience: 6 years Avionics mechanic experience required. 6 years aviation experience minimum required, Army Aviation Operations preferred. Experience within the last 2 years required.


    C. Specific knowledge, skill, and ability requirements: Demonstrated knowledge and experience of rotary wing Aviation operations inclusive of maintenance, Aviation logistics, flight operations and training.  Certificates: Army Aviation Crew Chief certification with rating in AH-6 or MD530 civilian equivalent or OH-58D desired. FAA, A&P license preferred, FCC license 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 maintaining MD530/AH6 or OH58D avionics and electrical equipment types or civilian equivalent. Army service school instructor or civilian equivalent teaching experience for AH6/MD530 electronics mechanics preferred. 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. Possesses a valid driver’s license.


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