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General Aircraft Mechanic job at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington MA
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General Aircraft Mechanic Flight Test Facility The mission of the Flight Test Facility is to provide airborne platforms in support of specific research and development programs at Lincoln Laboratory. The Flight Test Facility provides a method of validation with actual field collected data. Flight Test Facility Research aircraft are flown maintained and managed by a professional staff of pilots certified maintenance technicians and administrative personnel. The Flight Test Facilitys first priority is safety of flight. All flight operations are conducted by using procedures and equipment that meet or exceed all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements. As a result of various past airborne testing programs mission-specific procedures have been developed. These procedures and the Federal Aviation Regulations provide for safe and successful operations. The Flight Test Facility was created in the substantial to support early air-to-air collision avoidance research programs sponsored by the FAA. As the need for more extensive airborne testing increased the Flight Test Facility has expanded to support a variety of Department of Defense and FAA programs. The Flight Test Facility currently operates seven aircraft. The aircraft are experimentally certificated flying test beds ranging in size from a hand-launched UAV to corporate jets and a Boeing airliner. Purpose: Provide technical expertise in testing troubleshooting and repairing aircraft electrical/avionic systems and component discrepancies. reports to the Supervisor of Maintenance of our FAA Part 145 Repair Station Schedule: Typical weekly schedule is Monday through Friday 7:00 - 3:30. Flexibility is required to support local and remote flight-testing as scheduled. Some travel (10-15%) is required as assigned by the test schedule. Principal Duties and Demonstrates technical skills and expertise in avionics and aircraft systems operational testing and troubleshooting. Performs the installation and functional testing of electrical/avionics components and systems on aircraft per engineering specifications drawings and maintenance manuals ensuring a defect free system. Ensures quality and efficiency in all installations; troubleshoots processes and concepts to provide timely and effective repair or replacement of defective components and wiring to ensure installations meet Repair Station/FAA conformity requirements. Demonstrates effective repair techniques using acceptable practices including splicing soldering and pinning of wiring. Performs and complies with engineering changes and modifications as required. Sets up and operates necessary test equipment. Conducts functional and operational tests to evaluate performance and reliability. Ensures that all work performed on the aircraft is properly and completely documented and ready for inspection. Tests and maintains test equipment electronic systems and components. Complies with Repair Station FOD Program tool control program Repair Station Manual and all safety regulations. Shows ability to handle multiple tasks effectively. Education and Experience: High School graduate/GED FAA A&P license FCC GROL (NCATT certification a plus). 5 years experience in avionics/electrical field or 3 years experience with 2 years of accredited schooling in aviation electronics. Desirable to have experience on any of our current fleet to include the following: Boeing 707 Gulfstream II Gulfstream IV-SP Falcon 20 HU-25 DeHavilland Twin Otter and a Cessna 206. For Benefits Information click MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race color religion sex sexual orientation gender identity national origin age veteran status disability status or genetic information. US Citizenship Required.
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