Lockheed Martin Service Mechanic B, Pax River, 1st shift in Patuxent River, Maryland

Function: Prepare, maintain, modify, service and repair complete airframe, engine and accessories, instruments, and other installations and equipment on helicopters at home plants and in foreign or domestic facilities of customers.

Typical Responsibilities: • Follow general instructions and standard procedures to correct pre-flight and pilot-reported discrepancies, performing daily checks of all components while helicopter is in flight status. • Remove, adjust and reinstall any component of aircraft such as landing gear, rotor head, gearbox, engine, etc. • Maintain assigned helicopter in proper operating condition and check engine accessories and hydraulic, electrical, lubrication, oil, fuel, and radio systems. • Under direction conduct run-up and check functioning of engine. • Assist Crew Chief with difficult repairs and adjustments.Follow standard checklist to service helicopters with gas, oil, grease and air. • Load and unload helicopters for light and heavy hover, mount, track and balance rotor blades, balance heads and move ships as required. • As needed, assist Crew Chief to provide required support to experimental, functional or support flights to test or demonstrate the integrity of aircraft, systems, missions and/or projects. • Assist in running tie-down and other ground tests, and perform simple fabrication and assembly operations related to service and repair functions and test installations. • Perform above duties and responsibilities away from plant when situation warrants.Pursuant to workload requirements or emergency conditions, perform any hangar, field or shop assignments related to aircraft installations, assembly, maintenance or repair. • Consult Crew Chief or foreman regarding unusual conditions or difficulties. • As required segregate waste material and follow good housekeeping practices to maintain cleanliness of assigned areas and comply with all EH&S procedures.

Basic Qualifications Requires well-rounded knowledge of structure and operation of all model helicopters including components, systems, engine and accessories.

Work from a variety of drawings and specifications and use precision measuring and testing instrument and gages.

Equivalent to 4 years technical trades training and A&P license.

Must maintain current certification(s) as required.

2 to 4 years of experience

Additional Information:

This position requires an A&P license. Successful candidate must acquire an A&P license within 90 days of conditional offer acceptance. Failure to obtain an A&P license will result in withdrawal of the conditional offer.

Work will be performed at the customer's facility in Pax River, MD and is dependent upon the CH-53K helicopter test program.  The program began operations in Pax River in Q2 2017 and is planned to end in Q3 2019*.  The individual may initially begin this assignment working at the Development Flight Center in Jupiter, FL for training or until additional aircraft transition to Pax River.  

While working at Pax River, Sikorsky employees must follow operating procedures as established by the customer which include:  - Must be a US citizen. - Must currently have and/or be capable of obtaining a security clearance. - Must currently have or be capable of successfully completing an NCIC criminal background check to access Pax NAS. - Must have a valid photo ID (driver's license + social security card or birth certificate OR US passport). - Must have valid driver's license/vehicle insurance to drive on base at Pax NAS. - In addition to the standard Sikorsky personal protective equipment (PPE), all maintenance personnel must be able to wear steel toe safety shoes and wear long pants.  Additionally, cranials must be worn outside while working above four feet. 

Other: - First shift position, but must be willing to work any shift.

*Based on current test plan schedule.

Desired skills

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Job Location(s): Patuxent River Maryland