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State of Washington Class Specification

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AIRCRAFT MECHANIC/INSPECTOR
603F
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor

Definition

Under general supervision, perform highly specialized visual and manual inspection, maintenance and repair work on engine and engine components, fuel systems, control systems, propellers, landing gear, steering and brake systems, and airframe and structures on airplanes and helicopters; inspect, maintain and repair flight simulators, accessories, and avionic testing equipment; assure compliance with manufacturer requirements and Federal and State regulations.

Typical Work

Inspect, clean, repair, adjust and/or replace engine components included in transmission, power plant, instrumentation, and electrical systems; disassemble, clean, magnaflux and/or zyglo internal components, overhaul and reassemble engines; check components for serviceable limits in accordance with manufacturer specifications, and re-assemble components to airworthy condition;

Inspect and repair cabin, wing, control surfaces, landing gear and empennage; balance, rig and adjust as needed;

Perform 100-hour and annual inspections; perform operational checks and inspection of aircraft, engine, avionics equipment, and flight simulators; perform altimeter, static system and ATC transponder tests as required by FAA regulations;

Test and calibrate avionics equipment; test and repair instruments, gauges, controls, heating and ventilating systems, and swing compass;

Inspect and repair aircraft exterior and structure; perform metal fabrication, riveting, and welding; apply dope and fabric; apply plastics; prepare and paint aircraft surfaces, metals and fabrics;

Interpret and comply with FAA airworthiness directives, manufacturer's letters, bulletins and state directives;

Request bid list from different manufacturers, order and inventory parts, prepare purchase requests;

Sign off the appropriate logs and records, prepare reports as required to comply with state and FAA regulations;

Direct the work of others;

Perform the duties of an Aircraft Mechanic;

Perform related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: practices in accordance with current industry standards, methods, materials, tools, and equipment of the aerospace industry; principles of aircraft and systems operations; the use of testing and diagnostic equipment to calibrate and trouble-shoot aircraft.

Ability to: inspect, diagnose, adjust, maintain, and repair aircraft; use hand, power, and specialty tools; climb, bend, crawl, perform visual inspections and audient troubleshooting.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Possession of valid Airframe and Powerplant License with an inspector's authorization as issued by the FAA.

Class Specification History

New class adopted January 3, 1973.
Revise class; adopted June 30, 1993.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 5305), general revision, deletes basic function and changes distinguishing characteristics to definition; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.

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