Lockheed Martin F-16 Organizational Level Engine Technician in Bethesda, Maryland

Description: This position will support the Iraq F-16 Program. The Location is Balad AB Iraq

Duties: Perform operational level (flight line) maintenance on and certify the airworthiness of the PW-229 engine. Also responsible for performing and/or evaluating and inspecting work accomplished to ascertain and certify condition status of engine/components. Inspects, troubleshoots and diagnoses systems failures. Removes, repairs and replaces functional components. Reads and interprets manufacturers and Air Force Technical Orders and other specifications to determine feasibility and methods of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components, including ordering of correct parts. Replaces or repairs worn or damaged engine components, such as fuel controls, generators, and starters. Removes, repairs and reinstalls, or replaces engines using hoist or dollies. Uses and maintains appropriate equipment; may perform complete repairs and calibrations to include total disassembly, repair and re-assembly of equipment and components in accordance with tech data. Will provide technical guidance and OJT to customer technicians.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS/INFO: Candidate must be a high school graduate or have completed an equivalent program. Candidate must have held a USAF skill level 7 (or equivalent) in his career field. Candidate must have at least 4 years’ experience with F-16 aircraft maintenance activities. Progressive and documented experience in the fighter aircraft maintenance environment. Documented qualifications in related maintenance fields. Must have strong communications and interpersonal skills. Must read, write and speak English fluently. Must have or be able to rapidly secure a DOD secret clearance. Regularly required to lift/carry up to 50 pounds, perform repetitive movements, and perform work from ground level to overhead. This position requires frequent standing for long periods, walking, stooping, kneeling, squatting, crawling, and twisting. Must be willing to participate in helping set up operations.

*Must be a US Citizen. This position is located at a facility that requires special access.

* SECURITY Clearance REQUIRED. Must have an Interim Secret Security Clearance prior to start date AND must maintain a Secret Security Clearance.

Desired Skills: Fighter aircraft maintenance specialist

Perform routine system troubleshooting, installation and repair.

Aircraft Mechanic / Aircraft craftsman A&P Lic.

Have a working knowledge of electronic and mechanical systems and components on the F-16 aircraft at the organizational level of maintenance.

Ground handling, minor maintenance, and servicing

Previous experience setting up maintenance work areas

A strong understanding of the maintenance process

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Access)

Ability to speak/communicate in Arabic


- F-16 Engine Technician

- Min 4 years documented experience on the F-16 Aircraft

- USAF 7 level or 5 level or equivalent

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