MAJOR DUTIES:(Detailed duties are on the Position Description)
Major duties include but are not restricted to:
This position is responsible for the performance of the full range of aircraft maintenance duties including troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, repair, and ground testing of assemblies, systems, and surfaces for one or more types of military aircraft, fixed and rotary wing. Perform duties and has responsibilities of a Crew Chief which involves full maintenance responsibility for a required minimum number of aircraft.
Performs Crew Chief duties with gull maintenance responsibility of assigned aircraft. Diagnoses problems with all aircraft system and components, perform required repairs and accomplishes required preventive maintenance. Serves as a point of contact for assigned aircraft, receiving written and verbal discrepancies from pilots and diagnosing problems. Documents deficiencies, malfunctions, and the repairs required to return aircraft to serviceable condition. Accompanies pilots during flights to locate discrepancies that are not evident during ground operations.
Plans and conducts a flight training program for drill status crew chiefs to include maintenance instruction for assigned aircraft, the use of hand and arm signals, ground handling of aircraft, use of ground equipment, aircraft loading, hoist operations, emergency procedures, etc.
Performs the full range of preventive maintenance, repair, and ground testing of aircraft systems, assemblies, and surfaces. Using a variety of methods including test equipment, visual checks, and instruments diagnoses and identifies problem areas and determines the extent of repairs required. Removes components and assemblies, repairs or replaces defective parts and components, and reassembles repaired items into the aircraft. Installs, aligns, and makes needed adjustments to major components and assemblies such as engines, propeller/rotors, transmissions, hydraulic systems, etc. Accomplishes adjustments to related systems which may be affected by repairs. Conducts ground functional tests of all aircraft systems. Accomplishes or monitors the performance of periodic inspection, daily inspections, refueling/defueling or aircraft, and all servicing operations.