Lockheed Martin Phase Inspection Shop Chief in Bethesda, Maryland

This position is on Balad AB, Iraq.

Phase Inspection Shop Chief - in addition to the technician responsibilities and requirements listed below the shop chief is the first line supervisor for this work area and will be responsible for all aspects of production, housekeeping, shop requirements, scheduling, forms documentation and the safety of those assigned to the area.

F-16 Phase Inspection Technician: Skilled in F-16 phase,inspects, services, and repairs aircraft to ensure airworthiness. Repairs, replaces general aircraft systems such as landing gear and primary and secondary flight controls. Determines feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components. Replaces or repairs worn or damaged components. Work typically requires a detailed understanding of the interrelationships of circuits. Performs calendar, special inspections and Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO's)

Knowledgeable in crash recovery, repair and reclamation. Also has ability to conduct effective On the Job Training (OJT) to qualify a trainee of assigned Iraq Air Force (IQAF) maintenance personnel to include documenting all progress in training records. Able to create and complete jobs in maintenance data collection systems. Will adhere to all technical orders, fault isolation manuals, ground operating procedures and local operational instructions. Provide flight line assist for launch, recovery, and preflight/thru flight/basic post flight inspections, end of runway, ground handling, minor maintenance, servicing, and cannibalization process. Perform routine troubleshooting, installation, repair and maintenance of all landing gear, flight controls, engine starting, hydraulic systems and components on the aircraft at the organizational level of maintenance. Responsible for all maintenance performed on the assigned aircraft. Maybe required to assist flightline operations when necessary.

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: 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. Assignment location is in Iraq.

Basic Qualifications - F-16 Aircraft Maintenance / Phase Crew Chief - USAF 7 level or 5 level or equivalent

Desired skills Fighter aircraft maintenance specialist Min 4 years documented experience on the F-16 Aircraft 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. Preflight/thru flight/post flight & BPO inspections Aircraft Launch and recovery 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

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Job Location(s): Bethesda Maryland