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Working As A 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

  • $57,896

    Average Salary

What Does A Systems Mechanic Do At Siemens

* Performing maintenance, repair, troubleshoot, and test of the Baggage Handling System, Passenger Boarding Bridges and it’s associated components.
* Provide accurate and timely written reports of safety, and operational and maintenance issues.
* Physical requirements may include, but are not limited to, lifting (50 pounds), bending, reaching, climbing, walking, crawling, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, speaking, sight, and/or hearing to complete the job duties.
* Interpret data and suggest maintenance schedule/activity adjustments to the Manager.
* Update daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance activities schedule.
* Order and maintain a stock of spare parts necessary for proper servicing of the BHS.
* To ensure all Preventative and Predictive Maintenance practices and procedures are scheduled and followed.
* Performing Emergency repairs.
* General cleanup of work areas.
* Education / Knowledge / Experience
* Electro
* Electronics/Mechanical skills.
* Excellent Customer Relationship skills.
* Maintenance work flow training (scheduling, PM tasking, work order creation, etc…)
* Adhering to safety regulations and safe work practices.
* Basic skills involving organization, management, communication, computer, math, and reading schematics.
* Must have driving license with clean MVR.
* Ability to pass all background checks and security screenings per airport requirements.
* The ability to work varying 24 x 7 shifts and Holiday as determined by management

What Does A Systems Mechanic Do At L3 Technologies

* Working from blueprints, sketches, work orders, engineering and manufacturing specifications, manuals, oral or written instructions.
* Performing scheduled preventive maintenance and periodic inspections of high-vacuum systems and vacuum support equipment, taking appropriate action to prevent breakdowns or operational failure.
* You’ll conduct tests using standard and specially-designed equipment to resolve minor design problems.
* Determining sequence, methods, and material requirements necessary when repairing, assembling, installing and testing vacuum stations and support equipment.
* Carrying out the repair, calibration, modification, or fabrication of thin film deposition systems, electron beam welders, ion implant equipment, freon backfill stations, vacfire, environmental vacuum stations, mass spectrometer leak detectors, Vac
* Ion bake-out boxes and stations, vacuum encapsulation chambers, vacuum welding stations, mechanical roughing pumps, absorption pumping stations, cryogenic pumps, turbo molecular pumps, diffusion pumps, Vac
* Ion pumps, and other vacuum systems or support equipment.
* Qualifications
* You will need at least five years of vacuum systems experience, preferably with systems used for space hardware production.
* Other attributes that will enable you to do this job effectively include:
* Thorough knowledge of electric motors,vacuum pumps, leak detectors, calibration equipment, and related components and tools is required.
* Basic electronics knowledge is needed, and training in vacuum systems is necessary.
* Must be able to read and interpret blueprints, engineering specifications, and manuals.
* Effective communication skills are necessary.
* A high school diploma or GED is required, and additional relevant training is a plus.
* In use on satellites, land-based devices, and airborne platforms that meet the critical needs of our customers, our products have a proven history of high reliability.
* Be a part of that heritage by putting your unique skills to work with us as we develop and manufacture some of the most advanced products to be found on – _or above_ – the planet.
* As you contribute to our success you’ll enjoy competitive pay, excellent benefits, and a small-company atmosphere with the backing of a Fortune 500 organization.
* If you’ve got what it takes to _be L3_ , we look forward to hearing from you.
* To learn more about L3 Electron Devices, visit us atwww
* L3T.com/EDD
* L3 Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment.
* L3 maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.
* Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity_
* Job
* Maintenance
* Primary Location
* USA-California
* Torrance
* Other Locations
* USA-California
* Long Beach, USA
* California
* Los Angeles

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

* Complete working knowledge of the interaction of the avionics package on the aircraft.
* Applies a comprehensive knowledge of the electronics systems to identify, isolate and repair malfunctions on the aircraft.
* Ability to use precision test equipment, test program information, technical data, schematic, signal and data flow diagrams and test procedures as well as mathematical formulas.
* Demonstrates an extensive practical knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic principles as well as pressurization.
* Working knowledge of the Technical Order system and other technical publications and directives relating to the section.
* Current certification in high reliability soldering techniques, as well as electrostatic discharge protective techniques

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

* however, the incumbent may be assigned some non
* ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. (2) Position may require a background security investigation to determine suitability for employment and/or a security clearance. (3) May be subject to shift work and uncommon tours of duty. (4) Perform expediter/dispatcher duties. (5) This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968.
* An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position. (6) Operate crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle. (7) Stand, bend, and stoop for extended periods of time. (8) Work outside in inclement weather. (9) Be exposed to toxic fumes, fuel, high pressure air and fluids, electrical shock or burns caused by electrical or RF energy.
* Dangers also include engine noise, blast, ingestion, and fast actuating metal surfaces such as landing gears, speed brakes, and flaps. (10) Transport, assemble, load, arm, or safe any assigned munitions, explosive device, or assembly up to and including class 1 explosives. (11) Be subject to the hazards related to the removal or disassembly of explosive devices or subassemblies from explosive laden aircraft. (12) This is a drug testing designated position (TDP).
* The employee is subject to random drug testing. (13) Lift over 80 pounds. (14) Some positions under this announcement may be controlled positions covered by the Personal Reliability Program (PRP).
* Qualifications
* A specific length of experience or training is not required.
* However, you must have had experience and/or training (military or civilian, paid or unpaid) of sufficient scope and quality to be able to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.
* You must show that you have the experience as identified in the Job Elements listed below as they relate to the position for which you are applying.
* Since your rating will be based upon the information you supply in your application (resume), you should be as detailed as possible and use the following Job Elements as a guide to assist you in identifying your relevant work experience.
* Ability to Do the Work of an Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic Without More Than Normal Supervision.
* What work can you do by yourself without the help of a boss or supervisor? Give examples of the kinds of instructions your supervisor gives when you start a task.
* Tell about experience you have had that shows you can work on the basis of your own judgment. (ELEMENT B)
* Ability to Use and Maintain Equipment
* List the hand tools, power tools, specialized tools, and related support equipment that you have used and give brief examples of the work performed with each. (ELEMENT C)
* Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, Etc
* List the kinds of equipment you have had to assemble; make; install; test; or repair.
* Give examples of the work you performed on the equipment such as assemble; disassemble; install; test; maintain; repair; troubleshoot; calibrate; modify; and design.(ELEMENT F)
* Technical Practices
* Give examples of your work experience that required inventing new methods to do tasks that could not be done in regular ways.
* State trade theory or technical principles you are familiar with which must be understood to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying.
* Give examples of work you have performed which required knowledge and experience in new and up-to-date trade practices.
* Also, give examples of your work, which required precise timing, accurate dimensions, or precise fit. (ELEMENT I)
* Use of Test Equipment or Measuring Instruments
* List the measuring instruments and/or test equipment that you have used and briefly describe for what purpose you used each. (ELEMENT J)
* Troubleshooting
* Give examples of your experience troubleshooting equipment.
* Show the extent to which you had to understand the entire system to isolate the problem.
* Tell extent of danger to equipment if incorrectly handled while troubleshooting.
* Give examples of the more difficult troubleshooting you have done. (ELEMENT K)
* Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications (including Blueprints), Etc
* What kind of instructions, specification or directives have you had to interpret? Be sure to describe experience in interpreting new instructions or specifications concerning changes in operational procedures.
* How frequent were changes? On what jobs did you have to interpret manufacturers' guides, catalogues, technical manuals, drawings, blueprints, charts or maps? Give examples of the more difficult instructions, etc. you had to interpret.
* Education
* Additional information
* Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date.
* Individuals with more than 120 days before separation date must submit with their application a letter, signed by their commanding officer, stating the individual will be released from active duty (Palace Chase) if they obtain an ART position.
* Reservists who are mobilized may submit a copy of their mobilization orders or a statement in their application stating they are available within 120 days.
* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)**: For information how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.
* To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy.
* You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF
* noting position, grade level, and duty location.
* Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection.
* Please clearly identify in your application that you are a military spouse preference applicant.
* All Federal Employees are required by PL 104
* to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
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* How You Will Be Evaluated
* You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
* Please note if duplicate/multiple application materials are submitted, we will consider the most recent submission as the one of record.
* If you do not meet the screen out questions, you will not receive any further consideration.
* Please follow all instructions carefully.
* Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
* You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Job Elements for the position and rated as shown below.
* Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied.
* Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans within the same quality category.
* Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.
* To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire.
* You will receive a rating based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire.
* The rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the Job Elements required of this position.
* If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.
* If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified
* Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.
* Highly Qualified
* Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
* Qualified
* Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
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* Background checks and security clearance
* Security clearance
* Other
* Required Documents
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* Required Documents

What Does A Systems Mechanic Do At Aecom

* Advises on and solves installation, maintenance, and repair problems by studying schematic and technical publications.
* Diagnoses malfunctions and recommends corrective action.
* Implements maintenance and safety policies for egress systems.
* Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on egress systems.
* Removes and installs egress systems.
* Ensures egress explosive cartridge activated devices (CAD) and pressure activated devices (PAD) are safe and disarmed prior to performing maintenance.
* Performs operational and functional tests of egress systems, subsystems, and components using test equipment and test kits.
* Applies corrosion control procedures to escape systems and related components.
* Operates and maintains related SE.
* Uses the automated maintenance system to monitor maintenance trends, analyze equipment requirements, maintain equipment records, document maintenance actions, and time change database.
* Performs integrity inspections of the escape system.
* Inspects egress systems, subsystems, and components for safety, security, and serviceability.
* Inspects and determines serviceability of CAD and PAD devices based on shelf and service life limits.
* Uses and disposes of hazardous waste and materials according to environmental standards.
* Applies professional technical expertise and guidance to solve complex problems by interpreting technical data such as blueprints or manufactures' manuals.
* Work typically requires a thoroughly comprehensive knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting/repair procedures and replacement of components, a thorough knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modification and repair and the ability to determine functionality of non-complex electrical systems.
* This worker will be required to make entries in aircraft logs and records, and is responsible for providing guidance and technical expertise to lower level technicians throughout all aircraft modifications and/or maintenance efforts.
* Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.
* Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:
* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.
* The employee frequently is required to walk; reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.
* The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and taste and smell.
* Frequently lifts items weighing 15
* pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds.
* The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, extreme heat and vibration.
* The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme heat or cold; and risk of electrical shock.
* The noise level in the work environment is usually loud, or may include unsafe conditions, in which case questioning nonstandard operations or environmental factors that may involve unmitigated hazards, and providing feedback to supervisors and managers on all safety issues.
* Night work may be required.
* Position will require the ability to pass and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
* Candidate also must pass an FBI fingerprint check prior to being offered employment.
* Position may require travel.
* These positions are contingent on contract award.
* Candidates must apply online at www.aecom.jobs For further information call Sam Orr at 919

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How To Become A 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.


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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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Carrier

  • German

  • Hawaiian

  • Chinese

  • Vietnamese

  • French

  • Russian

  • Arabic

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Top Systems Mechanic Skills

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  3. Diesel Engines
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  • Performed scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on Army Combat and Tactical vehicles.
  • Utilized safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Repaired and inspected diesel engines on locomotives
  • Maintain various Tank Systems by providing inspections, preventive maintenance checks, services and repairs daily as needed.
  • Analyze malfunctions, inspects, remove, maintain, and install integrated instruments avionics systems.

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