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Maintenance trades Helper

MAINTENANCE TRADE HELPER
Work Location: Weapons Survivability Laboratory - China Lake, California
Primary Functions:
Assist one or more workers in the skilled technician areas of aircraft maintenance, fabrication, instrumentation, or mechanical assembly by performing specific or general duties under supervision for technical adequacy and/or conformity with instructions.
Plan and conduct work from blueprints, drawings, test plans, and technical publications. Perform spot welding, soldering, seaming, bolting, screwing, riveting, and tacking on assemblies. Fabricate, repair, and install electrical harness assemblies and electronic components.
Assist with operational checks of aircraft power plants and related sub-systems and components. Perform test site preparations, modifications, and facility maintenance. Other tasking, as required to support customer requirements. Must work well with others, as part of a team.
Working Conditions:
Conditions will vary. Capable of working outdoors and occasionally from elevated work platforms with fall protection harness and in temperatures ranging from 0-120. Position will include: 45% standing, 20% bending, 15% reaching, 5% sitting, 5% walking, and 10% lifting. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Overtime is a requirement of this position.
Education/Experience/Skills:
High school education or equivalent. Formal military or trade school or equivalent on-the-job training commensurate with duties. Familiarity with general aircraft repair & ground handling, inspection, and maintenance; sanding, drilling, riveting, cutting, and metal forming operations; or fabrication and assembly of mechanical or electrical systems.
Skilled with precision hand tools, measuring instruments, mechanical assembly, and hand-held power tools. Must have ability to interpret engineering drawings, test plans, and program requirements. Must possess ability to work tactfully with professional engineers, technicians and management staff on all levels of effort.
Welding experience a plus. Skilled with precision hand tools and measuring instruments.
Familiarity with test procedures and safety in an RDT&E environment, and with modern military aircraft and weapons systems preferred. Experience working at a government site/facility desired.
Possess a valid California drivers license. U.S. Citizenship and a current U.S. DoD SECRET Security Clearance required for hire and to be maintained throughout employment.
All candidates will be required to pass background screening to include SSN, Driver Record, and Criminal Background Investigation.



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