Performs aircraft scheduled and unscheduled corrosion inspections and control to include washing, cleaning, corrosion detection, corrosion removal, metal treatment, and touch up painting. Assist in the preparation of the aircraft and / or components for complete repaint.
Performs tasks as assigned by Supervision per instructions, applicable technical data, manuals, and/or directives.
Makes aircraft safe for maintenance, removes and reinstalls aircraft panels, components as required.
Uses hand and power tools as required for corrosion prevention, treatment and touch up painting.
Inspect identify, remove and treat aircraft corrosion.
Performs aircraft corrosion control to include aircraft washing, cleaning, corrosion detection, corrosion removal, metal treatment and touch up painting. Touch up is defined as an area no larger than one square foot, excluding aircraft leading edges.
Inspect aircraft exterior and interior, including gear and wheel wells for corrosion.
Classify and document corrosion intrusion discovered during scheduled and unscheduled corrosion inspections in accordance technical manuals.
Treat and repair corrosion as required using chemicals and Chemical/abrasive compounds. Performs masking on canopies, plastic, rubber parts, and exposed wiring when using chemical paint removers.
Restore paint integrity using airbrush, self-pressurized spray kit or brush and roller.
Order material to be used in the corrosion control evolution.
Preserves and de-preserves aircraft.
Assists in the preparation of the aircraft and / or components for complete repainting including the application of labels, as well as the makeup, cut out and preparation of stencils.
Provides technical assistance, guidance and instruction as required for training of personnel in the same or lesser grade classifications in area of responsibility. Demonstrates job procedures.
Ensures that all aircraft parts/components removed from an aircraft are properly documented by a valid Work Order, ensuring repairable, serviceable, or unserviceable parts are properly tagged and turned in and/or disposed of.
Comply with all applicable programs, including Safety, Foreign Object Damage (FOD), Hazardous Communications, Corrosion Control, and Tool Control.
Maintains Emergency Reclamation locker and performs duties of emergency reclamation member as directed by program technical manuals.
Operates portable firefighting equipment.
Participates in the proper maintenance and cleanliness of spaces and facilities.
Works harmoniously with other employees promoting teamwork and cooperation.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
Must be knowledgeable of and follow Department of Defense (DoD), Navy and OSHA safety standards.
Possess knowledge of materials and safety instructions.
Must be familiar with normal operational safety requirements, working on and around aircraft and ground support equipment.
Possess a thorough working knowledge of corrosion theory, detection, treatment and prevention.
Must have a working knowledge of applicable maintenance / technical manuals, basic tools and special tools.
Ability to read, write, understand, and communicate the English language and to follow verbal and written instruction.
Experience & Education
Must be aircraft turn-up qualified.
Must have satisfactory completion of the Aircraft Corrosion Control Course
Must be able to pass any Government and/or Company licensing/qualification requirements for the position.
Within the last five (5) years, must have two years general experience in aircraft corrosion control.
Must be knowledgeable of aircraft, aircraft ground servicing equipment including vehicles, tugs, tractors, servicing carts, test equipment, hand tools, power tools.
Must provide and maintain own hand tools as identified in DI's minimum tool list
Must be Respirator Qualified.
Become qualified in the use of support equipment as required.
Become certified to perform hydraulic sampling.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Requires sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time.
Requires frequent climbing, bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, crouching, kneeling, lifting, carrying, balancing and reaching above shoulder level, pushing or pulling weight up to 70 pounds.
Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Must have close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Requires hearing to normal range.
Requires use of respirator.
Requires shift work in addition to scheduled and unscheduled overtime and weekend/holiday work and a diversity of working conditions that range from a standard shop type environment, where there may be no physical discomfort, to an environment where inclement weather may subject individual to severe changes in temperature, direct sun, wind, rain, etc.
May be required to work in areas where noise hazards are prevalent.
Potential Hazards: Exposure to high intensity noise levels, extreme changes in temperature, materials identified on Material Safety Data Sheets; working on or around aircraft and machinery.
Work Location: Aircraft maintenance shops, hangars, and flight line.