PAE, Inc AV-8B Egress Tech in Ridgecrest, California

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AV-8B Egress Tech

Occupational Summary:

Services, repairs and overhauls aircraft to ensure airworthiness. Removes/installs canopies, ejection seats, performs periodic maintenance of all cockpit egress and life support systems of moderate difficulty, such as seats, canopies, CADs, heating/cooling systems, utilizing hand tools. Reads and interprets manufacturer’s publications, maintenance manuals, service bulletins and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components. inspects airframe components for cracks and other damage. Troubleshoot, remove, replace and repair egress and life support system components. Performs miscellaneous duties to service aircraft systems. As directed by site operations and site management, be certified as a CDl. Shall be able to correctly prioritize workload to maintain schedules and maintenance standards on assigned projects.

Essential Job Functions:

The candidate for this task is required to maintain and service AV-8 egress and environmental systems/components as required in support of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 31 RDT&E Programs in accordance with applicable publications and governing instructions. Applies technical knowledge of egress system principles to determine equipment malfunctions in restoring equipment operation, evaluating performance and reliability of prototype or production mods. The Aircraft Mechanic II (Egress) applies technical knowledge to solve routine airframes system problems by interpreting manufacturer’s manuals or similar documents.

Minimum Education and Experience Required:

  • Candidate experience must be clearly defined on resumes by listing specific dates (month & year) and locations of relevant


  • Minimum 60 months Organizational level aircraft maintenance support experience.

  • Must have completed the Navy Class “A” school for Aviation Structural Mechanic (Egress systems), or USMC/USCG equivalent.

  • The candidate must have completed the Organizational Level AV-8 Navy Class "C" school in egress and life support systems repair, or USMC/USCG equivalent. Must have completed USN/USMC/USCG Basic Aviation Corrosion Control training.

  • Must have a minimum of 36 months experience in AV-8 Organizational Level Seat Shop maintenance. 24 of the required 36 months AV-8 experience within the last 36 months is strongly preferred.

  • Must be capable of ordnance handling certification, including physical.

  • Must have a valid drivers’ license.

  • Must have a current secret level clearance and be able to maintain it. Must be available to work any shift.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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