Aircraft Mechanic

Colorado Springs, CO
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Aviation
  • Travel: Yes, 25% of the time
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Req ID: 2024-8360


Job Summary:

Akima Logistics Services is seeking a qualified aircraft mechanic to work at the United States Air Force Academy on the Benjamin O' Davis airfield. This mechanic will perform airframe and powerplant maintenance on the United States Air Force Academy powered and glider flight programs.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Services, repairs, and overhauls aircraft and aircraft engines to ensure airworthiness.

  • Repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures, such as wings and fuselage, and functional components including rigging, surface controls, and plumbing and hydraulic units, using hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment such as shears, sheet metal brake, welding equipment, rivet gun, and drills.

  • Reads and interprets OEM maintenance manuals, service bulletins, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.

  • Examines engines for cracked cylinders and oil leaks and evaluates operating engines to detect and diagnose malfunctions, such as sticking or burnt valves.

  • Inspects turbine blades to detect cracks or breaks.

  • Tests engine operation, using testing equipment, such as ignition analyzer, compression checker, fuel pressure test, and ammeter to locate source of malfunction.

  • Replaces or repairs worn or damaged components, such as carburetors, alternators, and magnetos, using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment.

  • Removes engine from aircraft, using hoist.

  • Disassembles and inspects parts for wear, warping, or other defects.

  • Repairs or replaces defective engine parts and reassembles and installs engine in aircraft.

  • Adjusts, repairs, or replaces electrical wiring system and aircraft accessories.

  • Performs miscellaneous duties to service aircraft, including flushing crankcase, cleaning screens, greasing moving parts, and checking brakes.

  • Required to be licensed by Federal Aviation Administration with current Airframe and Powerplant license.

  • Service engines and airframe components at line station making repairs, short of overhaul, required to keep aircraft in safe operating condition.

  • Specializes in work, repair and modification of structural, precision, and functional spare parts and assemblies.

  • Performs routine inspections such as; 50 and 100 hour inspections, assist or lead annual inspections or any other OEM mandated inspection with ability to meet provided deadlines.

  • Ability to test run and taxi aircraft during busy airport operations while communicating with air traffic control.

  • Quickly troubleshoot and repair deficiencies reported by aircrew.

  • Ability to read and interpret wiring diagrams and schematics.

  • Ability to repair composites using specialized equipment a plus.

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent

  • Must be physically capable of bending, twisting, squatting, kneeling, and standing for long periods of time. Must be able to lift 60 lbs. above head.

  • Aircraft Maintenance Experience: Minimum 2-years’ experience with small general aviation piston powered aircraft.

  • Certificate: Airframe and Powerplant certificate with no enforcement actions; Inspection Authorization preferred

  • Computer Skills: Basic computer skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products a plus

  • Driver’s License: A valid state issued driver’s license

  • Drug Test: Yes

  • Credit Check: Yes.

Posted Salary Range

30.49 to 41.62 / hour

Benefits Information

CBA - The benefits and leave offered will be as defined under the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Job: Aviation

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Organization: ALS - Akima Logistics Services

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8360