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Job Category:
Other
Industry:
Aerospace & Aeronautics
Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
3/11/2011
Aircraft Test Technician A
(This job is no longer available)
The Boeing Company | Renton, WA
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Job Description

Mechanics in this position test all mechanical and electrical systems on aircraft, making all required changes and repairs prior to flight test. Aircraft Technicians need a strong working knowledge of all aircraft systems and various types of test equipment. Mechanics will be working on a live aircraft. Employment in this position also requires standing, reaching, walking climbing/balancing, lifting less than 10 pounds, rotation of head/neck, exposure to energized sources and noise and the use of personal safety gear for face, eyes, hand and ears. Additional Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities Set up and perform bench test or automatic test per work order, test document, test equipment manuals and/or engineering instructions. Perform tests using various computer systems, oscilloscopes, power supplies and meters. Troubleshoot faults in electronic circuits and mechanical systems using various types of test equipment (e.g., Special Test Equipment ""STE"", Automated Test Equipment ""ATE"" and shop aids) adjust or repair. Assist and support aircraft technicians in sequencing of work operation, troubleshooting and problem analysis/resolution. Obtain and use appropriate engineering drawings, test documents, and any other necessary paperwork or on-line systems. Order parts and components required to complete assigned task. Check test equipment prior to use to ensure proper operation and certification requirements are met, utilizing test equipment manuals, check sheets and self test procedures. Energize various systems to perform a variety of functional tests per drawing, test documents, nonconformance reports and other documents in order to verify integrity of the systems. Use, assemble and maintain new and existing shop aids for testing and troubleshooting airframe and power plant systems and subsystems. Select proper hand, power and/or bench tools needed to perform required operation (e.g., screwdrivers, pliers, torque wrenches, crimpers, cable tools, band saw, drill press and circular sander). Operate mechanical lifts of various types to locate parts/assemblies into position or to perform assembly work. Locate tools and/or parts on airplane using tooling holes, pilot holes, K holes, or by hand (as required), per drawing, IP, or tooling instructions. Align parts and secure in place using Clecos or tooling/hand clamps. Check for good edge margins and alignment and shim parts, as required. Handle and protect components and assemblies in accordance with shop procedures and drawing requirements. Set up assembly tools per tooling instructions or drawing. Select drill bits, reamers and/or countersinking tools for pilot and full size holes per drawing. Drill, ream, countersink full size holes in parts/assemblies, in proper sequence and to correct size, per drawing using drill motor. Set countersinking tools to proper depth, as required. Disassemble parts and deburr holes using chip chasers, deburring tools and files to prepare for installation of fasteners. Use solvents to clean surfaces prior to sealing or assembly. Apply sealant, alodine, primer, adhesives and special finishes. Determine and obtain correct type and size fasteners. Install fasteners in correct sequence per drawing, using correct tools (e.g., rivet gun and bucking bar, drill motor, power screwdriver, C-squeeze, ratchet wrench, nut runner). Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in approved manner.
Competencies
Attention to detail; ensure all paperwork and computer data have been completed accurately.
Competencies
Determine if discrepancies exist by obtaining information from multiple sources (e.g., drawings, BAC specifications, shop communication).
Competencies
Drill, ream, hone, bore, lap and/or countersink straight and close tolerance holes.
Competencies
Effectively communicate written information such as tie-ins, planning or engineering change requests and reports.
Competencies
Effectively communicate written information such as tie-ins, reports and/or required documentation. Maintain and update records.
Competencies
Follow oral/written instructions provided by the lead or supervisor.
Competencies
Knowledge of aircraft electrical and mechanical systems such as flight controls, engines, landing gear, radio, navigation systems, fuel injection systems, door rigging, flight control rigging, oxygen, ordnance and its handling.
Competencies
Knowledge of aircraft systems such as flight controls, power distribution, hydraulics, pneumatics, auxiliary power, proximity switch electronics, fueling, electronic engine control, and oxygen to enable performance of functional tests and other assigned tasks.
Competencies
Knowledge of electronic control and controller devices, sensors, servo systems, transducers, feedback technologies, magnetic devices and electrostatic discharge.
Competencies
Knowledge of plumbing systems and associated fabrication and assembly skills (e.g., swaging, soldering, joint sealing).
Competencies
Knowledge of proper use, handling and disposal of hazardous materials per government regulations and Boeing procedures.
Competencies
Knowledge of routing, clamping, tying, connecting and terminating wires and/or wire bundles in electrical systems and assemblies.
Competencies
Knowledge of safe working practices, emergency procedures and possible dangerous situations.
Competencies
Knowledge of the coordinate system to identify multiple axes (e.g., X,Y,Z) and airplane dimensional references (e.g., buttock, water and station lines).
Competencies
Knowledge of various types of fasteners and allowable substitutions.
Competencies
Mechanical ability, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination required to build various assemblies using drawings and instructions.
Competencies
Operate computing equipment to access job information (e.g., drawings, specifications and other online information systems).
Competencies
Operate mechanical lifts of various types (e.g., scissor lifts, elevated work platforms) in a safe manner.
Competencies
Operate various types of test equipment.
Competencies
Organize, plan, and sequence work efficiently.
Competencies
Read and interpret engineering drawings. Capable of visualizing a three-dimensional shape from a two-dimensional view, converting left-hand to right-hand views and understanding symbols, flag notes, and general notes.
Competencies
Read and interpret production illustrations (PI), wiring diagrams, and/or schematics. Capable of visualizing a three-dimensional shape from a two-dimensional view and understanding symbols, flag notes, and general notes.
Competencies
Service multiple customers and keep track of what one is doing regardless of frequent interruptions.
Competencies
Solve problems with internal and/or external customers and/or suppliers.
Competencies
Think before acting,"" (e.g., anticipate outcome of an action, know if something looks wrong) and ask questions when necessary.
Competencies
Understand the application of technical documents/information such as BAC specifications, manufacturing plans and safety information.
Competencies
Understanding of assembly and manufacturing processes and terminology such as overall part/assembly flows, process steps and various types of aircraft/aerospace parts, components and assemblies.
Competencies
Use mathematics including practical math and algebra.
Competencies
Use various jigs and fixtures to orient parts into pre-defined positions for part fabrication and assembly.
Competencies
Use various types of floor-mounted power tools (e.g. bandsaw, grinder, drill press, disk sander).
Competencies
Use various types of hand tools and/or hand-held power tools.
Competencies
Use various types of precision measuring tools.
Competencies
Work with others as part of a team which includes giving and receiving feedback, assisting others in completion of tasks; possess interpersonal, listening, and participation skills.
Basic Qualifications For Consideration Do you have a minimum of two years on-the-job experience troubleshooting elecrical system faults or do you have formal training in electrical systems troubleshooting from either military, a vacational/technical institute, a college or a maintenance industry such as aviation, space, ships, automotive, telecommunication, HVAC, factories/facilities, surveillance/security, equipment, appliances, office machines, entertainment, computing/networks, etc.?
Typical Education/Experience
High school graduate or GED preferred.
Other Job related information
This is an hourly position governed by the IAM Collective Bargaining agreement. Resumes of current Puget Sound Boeing employees submitted via BESS will not be considered. Current Boeing employees working in Puget Sound, Wichita and Portland must submit an Employee Request Transfer (ERT) to be considered in the eligible candidate pool.
*** Please note that depending on the specific position, you may be required to pass additional medical tests, credit checks, and/or other requirements. These additional items are required for the Company to comply with various laws and regulatory rules.***
Every job requisition has specific and unique requirements listed under 'Description', 'Competencies', and 'Education'. Applicants will increase their opportunities for consideration by demonstrating compatibility with these requirements in their resumes.

The job specifications - including competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics), job-relevant work experience, education, and other requirements described in this requisition - will be the basis for applicant screening, including resume reviews, structured interviews and any other assessments used to support the hiring decision. All candidates considered for this position may be required to participate in a structured interview. The structured interview is a standardized method of evaluating candidates' job-related competencies to support an objective selection and promotion process.

 

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