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Flight Test Mechanic

Concord, CA 94523

Posted: 08/03/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Bay Area Job Number: 26043

Job Description

Position Title: Flight Test Mechanic  

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting direct hire opportunity for a Flight Test Mechanic  with our client located in Concord, CA. 

Job  Responsibilities:
  • Perform routine/non-routine inspections and maintenance to ensure aircraft safety and availability
  • Lead aircraft modifications including fabrication and installation of automation systems
  • Maintain detailed and up-to-date records of aircraft maintenance and modifications
  • Complete preflight, postflight, periodic, and annual inspections of the aircraft, and installed automation systems.
  • Work with suppliers for sourcing components and managing inventory
  • Interface with machine shops for the production of complex parts
  • Manage tool control in the hangar and FOD program
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders (e.g. GNC, electrical, flight test engineers, test pilots) for integration efforts
  • Read, interpret, and revise engineering drawings and documentation
  • Ensure compliance with all FARs, Operations Specifications, Company Policies, and Company Procedures

Job Requirements:
  • 5+ years of experience as an Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • FAA Certified Airframe & Powerplant (A&P)
  • Demonstrated experience in prototype design and fabrication with sheet metal experience
  • Experience with hand tools and basic machining
  • Experience fabricating and modifying wire harnesses and pinning aerospace connectors
  • Effective at working in a multidisciplinary team and communicating across stakeholders
  • Flexibility and desire to work in a fast-paced environment fluctuating between working individually with limited to no supervision and with a large co-located team
  • Ability to work in confined environments
  • Drawing review experience
Desirable Qualifications: 
  • Inspection Authorization (IA)
  • Experience with rapid prototyping techniques
  • University degree or equivalent professional experience in Aviation Maintenance, Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical or Robotics Engineering
  • Experience with the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
  • Experience with maintenance and rigging the Pratt & Whitney PT6A Turboprop
  • Experience with the fabrication of test fixtures
  • Experience with SolidWorks or other CAD packages
  • Electrical engineering knowledge

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates. 

Meet Your Recruiter

Nick Vella

In 9 years of recruiting my style can be described as being direct, detailed, persistent. I will provide you with all necessary info needed to make the best decision for yourself. Each of my candidates that I’m representing is my #1 priority. I work around the clock to move a process along, to search and network for other potential opportunities to pitch a candidate to. The entire recruiting cycle process is all about creating a smooth experience for both the candidate and client. I feel I do that by my attention to detail, organization and ability to communicate effectively with each individual candidate. On my time off, I love to cook for my wife and 2 kids and ran my first Triathlon this April in Napa.

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