Role & Tasks:
Duties and responsibilities as an Aircraft Technician on the C-17 aircraft are to perform duties to assure proper systems operation within established time frames. Routes components and parts to specialty shops as required in accordance with established procedures. Performs ground handling and servicing of aircraft including launch and recovery processes, and when designated, heads refuel and defuel team, CSS, tow and jack teams. Promptly checks assigned aircraft forms for discrepancies within capabilities, perform full range of production inspection duties (Clearing red X’s and performing in-progress inspections). Maintains forms in accordance with 00-20-5, ensure closed out forms are corrected and promptly returned to the flight chief. Performs inspections, thru flights, preflight, and post flights system functional checks, removes, installs, repair or replace systems components using applicable technical data and safety requirements. Operate, troubleshoot, and interrogate aircraft computers, controllers, systems and components. Installing, adjusting, aligning, inspecting, troubleshooting, and final functional and operational tests on a variety of major aircraft systems, their assemblies, and components such as airframe, landing gear, wheel and tire, power plant, gear boxes, pumps, and hydraulic, pressurization, utility, fuel, oil, pneumatic, and flight control systems; towing, launching and recovering aircraft. Inspects wires both power and signal to ensure safety. Inspects data bus wires and components, inspect repair according to applicable technical data, safety concerns, local policies, and engineering dispositions. Conducts visual checks of aircraft/ and or systems, diagnoses malfunctions, and perform various functions as a result of inspection. Make repairs, modifications, adjustments, and overhaul of aircraft systems’ components (actuators, struts, pumps, valves, electrical motors, hydraulic motors, brakes, and switches).