AECOM RPA Aircraft Mechanic I/RQ-4; Sigonella NAS, Italy in NAS Sigonella, Italy

Italy - Catania, NAS Sigonella

Job Summary

This assignment is located at Sigonella NAS, Italy. Employee may also support TDY deployments to various locations as required in support of RQ-4 series RPA maintenance. Service, repair, and overhaul aircraft, aircraft engines, and other critical components to ensure airworthiness. Repair, replace, and rebuild aircraft structures, landing gear, power plants/trains, fuel systems, and functional components using hand tools, power tools, welding equipment, rivet guns and drills.

Inspect and repair power plant malfunctions, including cracked components, oil leaks, etc.; diagnose malfunctions, isolate causes and correct breaks; test engine operations, use test equipment to locate source of malfunction(s). Replace/repair damaged components and remove engine/major components from aircraft, using hoist or other lifting devices; disassemble and inspect parts for wear, warping, or other defects; repair/replace defective engine components and reassemble and install engines in aircraft; adjust, repair, or replace instruments, avionics / navigation, ADP flight controls, electrical/electronics, fuel/oil systems and associated aircraft accessories.

Perform aircraft services to include engine flushing/cleaning, parts lubrication, and required maintenance checks. May specialize in repair and modification of engines, structural components, precision repair, functional spare parts, and assemblies. Recommend revisions to maintenance procedures to improve efficiency and ensure quality workmanship.

USAF equivalent position is Aircraft Mechanic Apprentice. Position reports to the Supervisor.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Works with other A&P/ISR Mechanics and technical representatives to trouble shoot, diagnose, and solve basic maintenance problems.

  • Supports aircraft maintenance safety programs and provides inputs to the Safety Committee. Applies logic and good judgment, understands basic technical order diagrams and procedures, and uses test equipment for analysis of airframes, engines, flight controls, pneudraulic, fuel, electrical/electronic systems, and problems.

  • Supports aircraft utilization and maintenance activities. Maintains accurate parts inventory. Performs maintenance and repair tasks as assigned.

  • Services, repairs, and overhauls aircraft equipment, engines, and sub-systems to ensure serviceability. Repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures, landing gear, power plants, fuel systems (including tanks and fuel/metering control systems), and functional components using hand tools, power tools, welding equipment, rivet gun, drills, and other tools.

  • Inspects and repairs power plant (engine) malfunctions, including cracked components, oil leaks, etc. Diagnoses malfunctions, isolates causes and corrects breaks. Tests engine operations, using testing equipment to locate source(s) of malfunction. Replaces and repairs damaged components, uses hand tools, gauges, and test equipment.

  • Removes engine and major components from aircraft equipment, using hoist or other lifting devices. Disassembles and inspects parts for wear, warping, or other defects. Repairs and replaces defective engine components and reassembles and installs engine in aircraft.

  • Adjusts, repairs, or replaces instruments, avionics and navigations, flight control, electrical/electronic, fuel/oil systems and aircraft accessories. Performs aircraft and vehicle services, including engine wash/cleaning, parts lubrication, and maintenance checks.

  • May service engines and airframe components at flight line operations making repairs, short of overhaul, required to ensure aircraft safe operating conditions. May specialize in repair and modification of engines, structural components, precision repair, functional spare parts, and assemblies.

  • Recommends revisions to maintenance procedures to improve efficiency and ensure quality workmanship.

  • Performs all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Requirements

Must have high school diploma, or have completed relevant military and/or vocational technical school curriculum

Minimum of one-to-three years’ experience as an aircraft mechanic

Must possess basic knowledge of technical publications related to weapons systems and vehicles is mandatory

Must have strong attention to detail

Must know basic theory and principles of engine operations; accessories and components; basic theory of flight; rigging of flight controls; electrical and electronic; pneudraulic; and mechanical principles

Must possess basic knowledge of sheet metal, composites, properties of materials, fuels, and oils

Must be able to read, interpret, and use manufacturer’s and aircraft maintenance manuals, service bulletins, blueprints, wiring/schematic diagrams, data tables and other specifications to determine feasibility and method to repair or replace malfunctioning or damaged components

Must be able to inspect, repair, and operate ground support and auxiliary equipment

Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English

Must be able to provide proof of U.S. citizenship upon hire

Must submit updated SF-86 within 30 days of hire start date

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a government general-purpose vehicle

Must be eligible to gain and maintain a DoD security clearance commensurate with the assigned duties, up to and including Top Secret/SCI

Must be able to achieve and maintain Technical Expert Status Accreditation (TESA)

Upon hiring, the company may provide a training class on RPA maintenance conducted in Las Vegas, NV or similar location

Students must achieve a passing grade in all courses for continued employment

Additional “on the job” training may be required following the end of the initial training course

Preferred Qualifications

Current DoD Security Clearance

Associate’s degree in a relevant career field

Minimum one year actual and recent experience on RQ-4 aircraft

Licensed by the FAA as an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic

RPA operations experience

Prior experience as a Defense Contractor

Basic understanding of the application of technical knowledge of service, repair, and overhaul aircraft, aircraft engines, and other critical components to ensure airworthiness

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country Italy

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 200974BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.