PAE, Inc F/A-18 Plane Captain/Aircraft Servicer in Ridgecrest, California

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

F/A-18 Plane Captain/Aircraft Servicer

Hourly (Base) Pay: $30.24

Job Description/Special Requirements/Experience/License

Services aircraft, directs incoming and outgoing aircraft to assist pilot's maneuvering of the aircraft on the ground, using hand or light signals, and secures aircraft in parking position with chocks and tie downs. Services aircraft fuel, oil, air, hydraulic and other systems to make ready for flight; checks for fuel contamination; makes required entries in associated records; operates ground support equipment; examines tires for proper air pressure; may be required to change tires and wheels; cleans aircraft; and performs other flight line servicing operations. Operates ground support equipment such as electrical power supply, tow tractors, aircraft jacks, hydraulic jenny, and engine starting units. Examines tires for specified air pressure and condition, assists in jacking and towing aircraft, removes and replaces defective tires. Cleans exterior or interior of aircraft, hangar deck periodic housekeeping and fluid spills using portable platform ladders, brushes, rags, water hose, cleaning compound applicator and mobile vacuum (Hangar Deck Scrubber).

Minimum Requirements

High school graduate or equivalent. Must have completed the appropriate Navy Skill Specialty FA-18 required/FA-18A-F (preferred Class "C") school in airframe, electronic, avionics, hydraulic, or power plants and related systems training or USMC/USCG equivalent. Must have minimum of 2 years’ experience in Organizational Level maintenance in F/A-18A-F or EA-18G. FA-18/EA-18G Plane Captain qualified. Tow tractor, duct diver and shipboard firefighting experience are desired. Preferred to have 2 years FA-18/EA-18 experience within the last 2 years. Must possess a U.S. states driver license. Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. Must be available to work any shift.

Work Environment/Conditions

China Lake Naval Weapons base is remotely located in the Mojave Desert, at an elevation of over 2300 ft above sea level, with temperature highs in summer months sometimes over 100 degrees. May be required to work in areas where high noise hazards prevail. May be exposed to electrical shock hazards, fumes or airborne particles.

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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