Aircraft Mechanic

Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Date Posted: 03-09-2016
Flight operations at Calspan consist of a large portfolio of engineering, flight, and research activities. Headquartered in Niagara Falls, New York, Calspan’s Flight Research center is home to a fleet of aircraft that include Learjets, Gulfstream III, and a Premier. The Aircraft Mechanic will support the Aerospace department located in Niagara Falls, New York.

  • Adhere to procedures and requirements outlined in the official Flight Research Operations Manual.  Discuss discrepancies with designers as necessary.
  • Inspect the work of Aircraft Mechanics as required.  Fill out and sign off on aircraft logs and work sheets in the proper manner.
  • Keep abreast and maintain files of aircraft manuals, service bulletins.   Attend pre-flight and post flight briefings as necessary.   Maintain, operate and troubleshoot complex research systems installed in the aircraft.  Maintain currency in aircraft manuals, service bulletins.
  • Sign off inspections and aircraft log books as appropriate, and (with A&P license number) if the aircraft is under FAA license.
  • Interpret drawings, specifications, manuals and procedures for mechanics.  Inspect size and soundness of fabricated parts and sub-assemblies intended for installation in aircraft.
  • Service and maintain aircraft and ground support equipment.  Responsible for mechanical soundness of aircraft.  From drawings and sketches, layout, fabricate and install, special modifications without compromising aircraft structural integrity or accepted aircraft standards.
  • Perform or direct servicing, towing, starting and maintenance of the assigned aircraft and ground support equipment.  Remove and install controls, electrical units, hydraulic components, engines and engine components.
Preferred Education / Experience:
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Formal aircraft mechanics trades training
  • Possess an Airframe and Power Plant ratings
  • 5+ years experience in field
Preferred Knowledge / Ability:
  • Layout, fabricate and install special modifications to the aircraft.
  • Use of precision tools, measuring devices, instruments, etc.
  • Required to adhere to procedures and requirements outlined in the official Flight Research Operations manual.
  • Ability to travel.

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