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Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic

Stratolaunch Systems

Stratolaunch Systems

Mojave, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Position Summary

Stratolaunch is developing an air-launch platform to contribute to high-speed research and development. The goal of Stratolaunch is to use the air-launch platform for enabling technologies that may not exist otherwise. Stratolaunch has the potential for creating technology development opportunities for commercial, philanthropic, and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology.

The Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic will be responsible for fabrication, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and modifications on the carrier aircraft airframe and systems. The candidate should thrive in a high paced environment and be comfortable with the design, development, and test life cycle of rapid aerospace R&D. As Stratolaunch expands our program base this person may be tasked to other, new projects and in the development of vehicles requiring the skills, knowledge and abilities utilized on this current project.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Fabrication, installation, testing and maintenance of carrier aircraft systems and components including:

  • Fuel systems and components

  • Hydraulic systems and components

  • Pneumatic systems and components

  • Electrical systems and components

  • Engine systems and components

  • Airframe and aircraft structures

  • Performscheduled and unscheduled maintenance operations on aircraft to include inspections, repairs, and troubleshooting activities

  • Conduct thorough inspections of aircraft systems, components, and structures to identify any issues or potential problems

  • Identify and resolve mechanical problems based on visual inspections or reports from pilot or crew

  • Perform all line maintenance functions to include preflight, post flight, launch, and recovery of aircraft

  • Ensure proper and timely entry of maintenance performed in the Aircraft Maintenance Discrepancy Log (MDL)

  • Operate all power tools and equipment necessary to accomplish job assignment

  • Maintain carrier aircraft in accordance with work instructions, the inspection plan and adhere to established standards such as AC 43-13, technical manuals, blueprints, or sketches for acceptable systems installation methods, techniques, and practices

  • Operate related ground handling equipment utilized to service the aircraft

  • Able to work in confined spaces or heights greater than 25 feet as required

  • Able to effectively communicate and partner with Engineering

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2+ years’ experience in aircraft systems troubleshooting, fabrication, installation and maintenance preferred, Including multiple of the following:

  • Fuel systems and components

  • Hydraulic systems and components

  • Pneumatic systems and components

  • Electrical systems and components

  • Engine systems and components

  • Airframe and aircraft structures

  • Experiencewith line maintenance functions to include preflight, post flight, launch, and recovery of aircraft

  • Experience maintaining, replacing, or modifying large aircraft structure or sub-systems such as Sheetmetal experience; bending, riveting, fasteners, treatment of metal, or changing large LRU’s & subs system components such as flight control systems, landing gear systems, pneumatic systems, etc.

  • Strong understanding of the importance of FOD control and tool control

  • Detail oriented – strong attention to detail

  • Ability to problem solve and adapt quickly to changing priorities

  • Ability to work independently, responsible, take the initiative

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance

  • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 50 lbs.

  • Other duties as determined/assigned by management

  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Level I ($31.00-$45.25): High school diploma or equivalency certificate and 2-5 years of experiencein aircraft maintenance, systems fabrication, installation

  • Level II ($39.00-$56.50): High school diploma or equivalency certificate and 5-10 years of experiencein aircraft maintenance, systems fabrication, installation

  • Level III ($49.00-$71.00) High school diploma or equivalency certificate and 10-20 years of experiencein aircraft maintenance, systems fabrication, installation

  • A&P license (Required)

  • Flight line or flight test experience (Preferred)

  • 747 Gen Fam or OJT (Preferred)

  • Large Turbofan Engine experience (Preferred)

Special remarks regarding work environment, if applicable

  • This position is located in Mojave, CA

  • This position may require travel to offsite locations depending on aircraft dispatch location

Benefits and our location:

  • Relocation eligible to local area – Mojave, CA

  • 9/80 schedule

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs)

  • Paid Maternity and Parental Leave

  • 50% company match per contributed dollar into 401(k) savings plan up to the IRS annual limit

  • Tuition reimbursement

Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law:

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

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Job Category: Manufacturing