Lockheed Martin Wheel And Tire/Crash Recovery Shop Chief, Technician in Bethesda, Maryland

Description: This position will support the Iraq F-16 Program.

Wheel/Tire/Crash Recovery Shop Chief:

In addition to the technician responsibilities and requirements listed below, the Shop Chief is the first line Point of Contact for the listed work area and will be responsible for all aspects of production, training, housekeeping, shop requirements, scheduling and the safety of those assigned to the area. The W/T & CR Shop Chief will report to the Equipment Maintenance Section (EMS), Back Shop Manager

Duties: In addition to the duties listed Below, candidate will tear down, inspect, and build up Main and Nose Landing Gear Wheels and Tires, maintain suitable number of tires in stock and be a qualified member of Crashed, Damaged, Disabled Aircraft Recovery Team.

F-16 Aircraft Maintenance Specialist (Crew Chief) responsible for daily flight and maintenance requirements of F-16 aircraft. Provide for the launch, recovery, and preflight/thru flight/BPO inspections, ground handling, minor maintenance, and servicing. Perform routine troubleshooting, installation, repair and maintenance of all electro-mechanical systems and components on the aircraft at the organizational level of maintenance. Responsible maintenance performed on the assigned aircraft. Will be required to perform Aero Repair functions as required. This includes but is not limited to major maintenance such as landing gear replacement, flight control replacement and assist with Periodical Inspections. Will provide technical guidance and OJT to customer technicians

The site will still be under construction at the time of the first arrivals. Candidates must be willing and able to participate in all set-up activities, assist with receiving and storing supplies and support equipment. Environmental/weather conditions can be extreme during different seasons. The site is a secure compound that team members are confined to. Flexibility, a positive attitude and excellent people skills are necessary.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS/INFO: 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. Assignment location is in Iraq.

*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.

Basic Qualifications:

- F-16 Aircraft maintenance / Crew Chief

- USAF 7 level or equivalent

- 8 years experience in Crash Recovery

-Candidate must be a high school graduate or have completed an equivalent program.

-Candidate must have at least 8 years’ experience with F-16 aircraft maintenance activities.

-Progressive and documented experience in the fighter aircraft maintenance environment. Documented qualifications in related maintenance fields.

Desired Skills:

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

Ability to speak/communicate in Arabic



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