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Become A Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic

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Working As A Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic

  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • $58,370

    Average Salary

What Does A Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic Do At Air National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5)

* Performs maintenance and operational and functional checks on assigned pneudraulic systems.
* Troubleshoots, removes, inspects, installs, repairs, modifies, rebuilds, and/or tests pneudraulic systems and components for aircraft pneudraulic systems, associated ground support equipment, and/or related test equipment.
* Accomplishes periodic and special inspections on hydraulic components.
* Inspects all components and subsystems for operation, internal, and external leakage and servicing.
* Operates portable test stands for checkout of pneudraulic system.
* Removes, installs, and/or repairs Pneudraulic components from aircraft and associated aerospace ground equipment.
* Removes, disassembles, cleans, repairs, assembles components, and tests completed unit.
* Operates test equipment for all hydraulic components.
* Inspects for cracks, scratches, nicks, and holes on seals, gaskets, packings, and hoses.
* Modifies systems and their components.
* Rigs, adjusts, and aligns hydraulic components to ensure maximum operating efficiency.
* Polishes cylinders and pistons to ensure proper fit.
* Investigates pneudraulic failures to determine causes and accomplishes corrective maintenance.
* Performs installation, modification, and/or repair of aircraft pneudraulic systems.
* Determines proper maintenance and repair procedures and minimum requirements pertaining to parts, clearance and tolerances, and performance characteristics of pneudraulic systems and related aerospace ground equipment.
* Solves unusual maintenance problems by studying layout drawings, schematic diagrams, applicable technical publications, and analyzing construction and operating characteristics of pneudraulic systems.
* Determines repair procedures necessary to correct defective equipment.
* Diagnoses recurring malfunctions and recommends corrective action by initiation of Quality Deficiency Reports, proposed modifications, or other appropriate actions.
* Performs Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTOs) related to pneudraulic systems.
* Accomplishes local manufacture of hose assemblies and provides testing of aircraft tubing.
* Accomplishes hydraulic fluid sampling on assigned aircraft, test stands, and servicing equipment.
* Repairs in-flight refueling systems on tanker aircraft.
* Performs organizational and field level maintenance to include periodic, phase time, calendar, unscheduled, and special inspection.
* Provides technical assistance to other shops concerning
* complicated interaction malfunctions between other systems, subsystems, and components.
* Jacks aircraft to simulate flight configuration, connects power sources, and uses cockpit controls, gauges, and additional precision instruments to check the operation of such items as landing gear doors, ground and flight spoilers and steering and brake systems for performance and conformance to operating specifications.
* Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations such as ORI, IG and UE inspections, mobility, and command support exercises.
* May be required to perform such additional duties as structural fire fighting, aircraft fire/crash/rescue duty, serve as security guard, remove snow, load and handle munitions, launch/recover and service of aircraft, operate heavy equipment, maintain facilities and equipment, or serves as a member of a team to cope with natural disasters or civil emergencies.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* Travel Required
* Occasional travel
* You may be expected to travel for this position.
* Supervisory status
* No
* Promotion Potential
* Who May Apply
* This job is open to…
* This vacancy is open Nationwide to Members of the Air National Guard, or those who are eligible to become a member of the Ohio Air National Guard.
* Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
* Job family (Series)
* Aircraft Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic
* Requirements
* Help
* Requirements
* Conditions of Employment
* Ohio Air National Guard Membership is required.
* Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
* Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

What Does A Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic Do At Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command

* Receive work document(s) or oral instructions regarding problems with aircraft fuel systems.
* Troubleshoot integral fuel tanks, using leak path analysis and other test procedures such as pressure checks, vacuum checks, dye injection checks, helium and argon gas checks, etc., to determine the source of fuel leaks.
* Troubleshoot fuel cells to determine location of leaks.
* Accomplish modifications and prepare components for storage or shipment.
* Uses a variety of common hand tools, combustible and toxic gas indicators

What Does A Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic Do At Air National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5)

* Utilizing electrical wiring diagrams, blueprints, schematics and technical publications, determines extent and type of preventative and/or repair maintenance required.
* Performs organizational and intermediate maintenance on aircraft fuel systems, components, and equipment to include fuel cells, drop tanks, regulators, pumps, relief valves and fuel accessories.
* Also performs required maintenance activities associated with time compliance technical orders (TCTC) involving aircraft fuel systems, inflight refueling systems and related components.
* Connects power sources, and using cockpit controls, gauges and additional precision instruments, performs operational and functional checks of inflight refueling, single point refueling and fuel transfer systems and related valves, pumps, switches, selectors, and control devices.
* Performs leak check of aircraft fuel systems by visual inspection or by removal of panels and dye tracing fuel leaks.
* Determines serviceability of fuel cell sealant and replaces it when required.
* Examines faulty components and determines feasibility of repair, replacement and/or need for submitting unsatisfactory reports.
* Repairs, reassembles, and installs fuel system components and performs operational tests using bench and other related test equipment.
* Diagnoses and overhauls fuel accessories by disassembling, cleaning, and examining parts for corrosion, scratches, cracks or other damage.
* Replaces gaskets and worn parts, reassembles accessories, adjusts and tests to insure proper operation in accordance with standards in technical data.
* Controls entry into fuel cell repair areas.
* Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations such as ORI, IG, and DE inspections, mobility, and command support exercises.
* May be required to perform such additional duties as structural fire fighting, aircraft fire/crash/rescue duty, security guard, snow removal, munitions loading and handling, heavy equipment operator, maintenance of facilities and equipment, or serve as a member of a team to cope with natural disasters or civil emergencies.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* Travel Required
* Not required
* Supervisory status
* No
* Promotion Potential
* Who May Apply
* This job is open to…
* United States Citizens
* Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
* Job family (Series)
* Aircraft Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic
* Requirements
* Help
* Requirements
* Conditions of Employment
* National Guard Membership is required.
* Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
* Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
* Participation in direct deposit is mandatory

What Does A Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic Do At Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command

* Conduct periodic maintenance inspections on all hydraulically operated systems on aircraft.
* Make initial technical order changes and follow-up by bench tests.
* Utilize safety practices and procedures and complies with the security regulations, directives, and policies.
* Ensure tool control procedures are followed.
* Verify and certify work produced under USAF Technical Order Program

What Does A Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic Do At Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command

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How To Become A Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic

Many aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians learn their trade at an FAA-approved aviation maintenance technician school. Others enter with a high school education or equivalent and are trained on the job. Some workers enter the occupation after getting training in the military. Aircraft mechanics and avionics technicians typically are certified by the FAA. See Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 65, subparts D and E, for the most current requirements for becoming a certified mechanic.

Education and Training

Aircraft mechanics and service technicians often enter the occupation after attending a Part 147 FAA-approved aviation maintenance technician school. These schools award a certificate of completion that the FAA recognizes as an alternative to the experience requirements stated in regulations. The schools also grant holders the right to take the relevant FAA exams.

Some aircraft mechanics and service technicians enter the occupation with a high school diploma or equivalent and receive on-the-job training to learn their skills and to be able to pass the FAA exams. Other workers enter the occupation after getting training in the military. Aviation maintenance personnel who are not certified by the FAA work under supervision until they have enough experience and knowledge and become certified.

Avionics technicians typically earn an associate’s degree before entering the occupation. Aircraft controls, systems, and flight instruments have become increasingly digital and computerized. Maintenance workers who have the proper background in aviation flight instruments or computer repair are needed to maintain these complex systems.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians are not required to get licenses or certifications, most do, because these credentials often improve a mechanic’s wages and chances for employment. The FAA requires that aircraft maintenance be done either by a certified mechanic with the appropriate ratings or authorizations or under the supervision of such a mechanic.

The FAA offers separate certifications for bodywork (Airframe mechanics, or “A”) and engine work (Powerplant mechanics, or “P”), but employers may prefer to hire mechanics who have both Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) ratings. The A&P ratings generally certify that aviation mechanics meet basic knowledge and ability standards.

Mechanics must be at least 18 years of age, be fluent in English, and have 30 months of experience to qualify for either the A or the P rating or both (the A&P rating). If only one rating is sought by the mechanic, 18 months’ experience is required to take either the Airframe or the Powerplant exam. However, completion of a program at a Part 147 FAA-approved aviation maintenance technician school can substitute for the experience requirement and shorten the time requirements for becoming eligible to take the FAA exams.

Applicants must pass written, oral, and practical exams that demonstrate the required skills. Candidates must pass all the tests within a timeframe of 2 years.

To keep their certification, mechanics must have completed relevant repair or maintenance work within the previous 24 months. To fulfill this requirement, mechanics may take classes from their employer, a school, or an aircraft manufacturer.

Avionics technicians typically are certified through a repair station for the specific work being done, or else they hold the Airframe rating to work on an aircraft’s electronic and flight instrument systems. An Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification is available through the National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies (NCATT). It certifies that aviation mechanics have a basic level of knowledge in the subject area, but it is not required by the FAA for any specific tasks. Avionics technicians who work on communications equipment may need to have the proper radiotelephone operator certification issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Other licenses and certifications are available to mechanics who wish to increase their skill set or advance their careers. The Inspection Authorization (IA) is available to mechanics who have had their A&P ratings for at least 3 years and meet other requirements. These mechanics are able to sign off on many major repairs and alterations. Mechanics can get numerous other certifications, such as Repairmen of light-sport aircraft and Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR).

Important Qualities

Strength and agility. Mechanics and technicians may need to carry or move heavy equipment or aircraft parts. They may need to climb on airplanes, balance, and reach without falling.

Detail oriented. Mechanics and technicians need to adjust airplane parts to exact specifications. For example, they often use precision tools to tighten wheel bolts to an exact tension.

Dexterity. Mechanics and technicians must possess dexterity to coordinate the movement of their fingers and hands in order to grasp, manipulate, or assemble parts.

Observational skills. Mechanics and technicians must recognize engine noises, read gauges, and collect other information to determine whether an aircraft’s systems are working properly.

Troubleshooting skills. Mechanics and technicians diagnose complex problems, and they need to evaluate options to correct those problems.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Avionics technicians may begin their careers as aircraft mechanics and service technicians. As aircraft mechanics and service technicians gain experience, they may study independently, attend formal classes, or otherwise choose to pursue additional certifications that grant privileges to work on specialized flight instruments. Eventually, they may become dedicated avionics technicians who work exclusively on flight instruments.

Advancement

As aircraft mechanics gain experience, they may advance to lead mechanic, lead inspector, or shop supervisor. Opportunities are best for those who have an inspection authorization (IA). Many specialist certifications are available that allow mechanics to do a wider variety of repairs and alterations.

Mechanics with broad experience in maintenance and repair might become inspectors or examiners for the FAA.

Additional business and management training may help aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians open their own maintenance facility.

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Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    88.2%
  • Female

    8.2%
  • Unknown

    3.5%

Ethnicity

  • White

    80.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    13.1%
  • Asian

    5.2%
  • Unknown

    1.2%
  • Black or African American

    0.4%
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Top Skills for A Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic

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Top Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic Skills

  1. Test Equipment
  2. Technical Orders
  3. Test Stands
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed operational checks of systems/components using appropriate measuring instruments, tools and test equipment.
  • Fabricate fuel, oil, and vacuum hose lines, and test as provided in technical orders.
  • Conducted operational checks of fuel controls and other systems using hydraulic test stands to simulate aircraft system functions.
  • Utilize and interpreting technical manuals, quality/ work procedures, engineering drawings and other technical references.
  • Conducted Quality System Audits throughout the depot to prepare for ISO9001 certification.

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