Aircraft Mechanic III (Avionics/Site Lead) at PKL Services, Inc

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Andrews AFB, Maryland

Job Description:

Date Revised: 02/21/2021
Position: Aircraft Mechanic III, Team Lead/QA/UH-1N Avionics
Department: Maintenance
Reports to: Program Manager
Job Code: Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
Classification: Non-Exempt

PKL Services will be performing depot level work by installing or modifying the systems indicated below on the UH-1N aircraft at both Andrews AFB, MD and Fairchild AFB, WA. PKL shall provide services to disassemble, modify, install, reassemble and support rapid prototyping/system installation of engineering change modifications to various models of USAF UH-1N aircraft. Anticipated modifications include:
· ARC-210 Gen VI MUOS SATCOM and New Antenna
o Trial Kit Installations
o Kit Proof Installations
o Production Installations
*** Please note: This position is contingent on contract award to PKL Services. DOD Contract award notification to contractor industry is expected in the near future. Period of Performance is approximately 11 months with planned breaks between trial installs and kit proofing.
The PKL Services Team Lead will have overall responsibility of managing contractors to execute the daily/weekly/monthly modification plan and may work at either or both locations. The Team Lead shall be the point of contact and responsible for the overall management of the modification team, while being physically present during normal duty hours. The Team Lead position is a working position and the incumbent performs Quality Assurance duties on work performed by other team mates, while also performing Avionics Technician III work during the modification process.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
1. Serves as the on-site manager to the PKL Program Management Team and the Prime Contractor.
2. Plans, directs, and controls the performance and execution of contractor aviation maintenance modifications performed at the maintenance activity.
3. As Quality Assurance, ensures all work performed by contractors is accomplished in accordance with applicable publications, technical directives, instructions, standards, and procedures contained in pertinent manuals utilizing blueprints, drawings or schematics.
4. Assists in recruitment, selection, hiring, assignment of duties, supervision, management, control, and termination of personnel.
5. Provides indoctrination and recurring training to new employees and verifies employee timesheets daily.
6. Assigns site personnel to perform modifications and coordinates work hours and shift hours to cover daily requirements.
7. Ensures all contractor personnel meet required qualifications and certifications for their assigned skill set and are currently maintained and properly documented.
8. Establishes and maintains any required reports.
9. Identifies and quantifies substandard performance areas and develops a corrective action plan, focused on continuous process improvement.
10. Participates in customer planning meetings and any other task order meeting requirements.
11. Liaises with appropriate active duty military leadership to ensure aircraft services delivered are timely, accomplished correctly, and documented in accordance with the modification and contract requirements.
12. Ensures that government IT and any Security Clearance requirements for all contractors are met and maintained.
13. Ensures that contractor personnel support good order, productivity, and cohesiveness.
14. Any and all other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
15. As Avionics technician performs organizational and depot-level maintenance on specific UH-1N aircraft, installed components and other equipment. Depot-level maintenance in this case is performing modifications indicated above.
16. Fabricates (if directed) and installs aircraft wiring circuits, testing aircraft electrical and electronic circuitry, and performing final testing of related and affected electrical, instrument and communication/navigation systems.
17. Assists the Electrician to Inspect, repair and modify all airframe related wiring that is related to the technical directive that is being installed.
18. Researches aircraft modification history, technical orders, engineering change proposals, and manuals concerning wire codes, wiring configuration, and testing procedures.
19. Completes Time Compliance Technical Order forms as necessary.
20. Travels when necessary to complete modifications.
21. Any and all other duties as directed by the Program Manager.
Required education/skills background:
1. High School Diploma.
2. Must be authorized to work in the United States (U.S.).
3. Working knowledge of UH-1N avionics systems to include Comm/Nav equipment.
4. Contractors are required to have a Common Access Card (CAC) and shall be required to pass the equivalent of a trustworthy National Agency Check plus Written Inquiries with Credit Check (NACI).
5. Must be able to attain and retain a Secret security clearance.
6. Level III Team Lead - ten (10) years previous experience as an aircraft Avionics Systems Technician.
7. A minimum of four (4) years UH-1N experience, qualified as 7-level Avionics Technician.
8. At least one (1) year of recent (within past three years) aircraft maintenance experience on any H-1, any H-60, Bell 212/412 or S-70 aircraft, which shall have been documented in training records, TBA or MIS as required.
9. Capable of operating support equipment.
10. Aircraft Mechanic III (Avionics) skills series must have a combination of experience in modification of aircraft cockpits, relocation of avionics equipment, installation of antenna systems on aircraft structures, and routing & modification of wiring harness systems.
11. Working knowledge of USAF technical orders and knowledge of USAF maintenance publications, technical data, and the ability to document maintenance utilizing Integrated Maintenance Data System (IMDS) or equivalent.
12. Must have the ability to troubleshoot Com/Nav discrepancies down to the component level.
13. Possess the ability to use electrical schematics, wiring, diagrams, and interpret applicable technical data.
14. Employee must provide basic hand tools unless squadron or employer previously agreed to provide them.
1. A toolbox containing common hand tools for aircraft avionics work is required.
2. Tools shall be marked IAW established contract guidelines.
Physical Demands:
This position requires normal physical functions. Work may require frequent bending, reaching, and climbing. May frequently lift and carry items weighing up to fifty pounds and occasionally lift heavier items with the assistance of other workers. Work may be performed on top or under equipment in cramped or awkward positions, including the cockpit. Normal color/depth perception and no record of emotional instability are required.
Work Environment (ADA):
May be required to work in areas in or near a hangar/ flight line that may be noisy at times. May be exposed to moderate discomforts, such as heat, cold and wind. May be required to wear personal protective equipment when in or passing thru a hazardous area.
· Office environment, hangar, and flight line
· The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud at times
PKL Services Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer to include EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled.