Job Description

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Egress Mechanic maintains aircraft egress systems including ejection seats, canopies, hatches, and modules; explosive components; subsystems; and related support equipment (SE).

  • Advises on and solves installation, maintenance, and repair problems by studying schematic and technical publications.
  • Diagnoses malfunctions and recommends corrective action.
  • Implements maintenance and safety policies for egress systems.
  • Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on egress systems. Removes and installs egress systems.
  • Ensures egress explosive cartridge activated devices (CAD) and pressure activated devices (PAD) are safe and disarmed prior to performing maintenance.
  • Performs operational and functional tests of egress systems, subsystems, and components using test equipment and test kits.
  • Applies corrosion control procedures to escape systems and related components.
  • Operates and maintains related SE.
  • Uses the automated maintenance system NAMIS to monitor maintenance trends, analyze equipment requirements, maintain equipment records, document maintenance actions, and time change database.
  • Performs integrity inspections of the escape system.
  • Inspects egress systems, subsystems, and components for safety, security, and serviceability.
  • Inspects and determines serviceability of CAD and PAD devices based on shelf and service life limits.
  • Uses and disposes of hazardous waste and materials according to environmental standards.
  • May be required to perform maintenance on aircraft, including avionics, mechanical systems, and/or ground support equipment.
  • May include Designated System Inspector (DSI) duties.
  • Document maintenance as per Quality Assurance (QA) and established regulatory requirements.
  • Perform regular Foreign Object Damage (FOD) walks.
  • Maintain control tools. Report missing, lost, found, or unattended tools to the supervisor. Inventory and inspect tools on a regular basis and replace worn or broken tools.
  • Comply with safety rules and regulations while performing day to day maintenance. Promptly report all accidents, injuries, safety violations, and/or unsafe practices or procedures to supervisor.
  • Use NASA’s automated maintenance data system (NAMIS) to maintain equipment records. Enter in the maintenance records description of the work performed and verify the work was performed satisfactorily.
  • The Aircraft Mechanic III Egress may be required to perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
  • Beginner to intermediate computer skills specifically using Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to learn additional computer skills or software programs. Working knowledge of advanced software applications is preferred.
  • Ability to enter data accurately into databases.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Interpersonal skills are necessary to work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of management and staff. Will also routinely interact with other crew members.
  • Must possess effective oral and technical written communication skills to clearly communicate information to others.
  • Ability to use general office equipment such as fax, phone, copier, scanner, printers, etc.
  • Ability to follow a process.
  • Strong professional customer service skills, including active listening, prompt service and follow-up.
  • Strong decision analysis and problem-solving skills. Ability to draw conclusions and justify decisions. Must be able to communicate issues to management.
  • Ability to learn and understand corporate policies and procedures and how they relate to company goals.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations.
  • High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to multi-task.

Job Requirements
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Knowledge is mandatory of mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical principles applying to aircrew egress systems; concepts and application of applicable maintenance directives; and using and interpreting schematic drawings, and technical publications.
  • May require a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airplane and/or Powerplant certification
  • 5+ years of aircraft maintenance experience with fixed wing commercial, Government or DOD aircraft required.
  • Must have experience on maintaining, servicing, installing and removing NACES and ACES II ejection seats and Martin Baker MK US16LN.
  • Experience supporting a NASA/DoD contract.
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field required.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance.

The company offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. They are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disabilities, protected military or veteran status.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to Jessica Tiscareno at Please include the job title in the subject line. Thank you!

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