Aircraft Mechanic - Corrosion Control

Beaufort, SC
United States
Job Description
Amentum, a large government contractor is seeking candidates for a new Navy/Marine Corps program to open in Beaufort, SC on the first quarter of 2024. Some key positions will be filled prior to site opening.


+ Performs aircraft corrosion control to include washing, cleaning and corrosion detection. Removal of corrosion metal treatment and touch up painting and complete aircraft paint as required. Assist in the preparation of the aircraft and/or components for complete repair.

+ Identifies, treats corrosion and coats surfaces of aircraft and support equipment components, accessories and related equipment, with paint, lacquer, epoxy, resin or other materials, using brushes, rollers, spray guns and other devices. May be required to perform Leadman duties when designated and authorized. Required to handle hazardous materials in performance of assigned duties.

+ Must be customer oriented.


+ Perform pre-wash and prep aircraft for inspection.

+ Classify and document corrosion in accordance with customer/company manuals.

+ Detect, identify remove and treat corrosion using approved tools, equipment and techniques.

+ Use hand and power tools consistent with applicable corrosion treatment and removal manuals and directives.

+ Perform aircraft painting touchups, in accordance with NAVAIR 01-1A-509-2, to include the application/removal of side number, model designator numbers, local command markings, preventative maintenance, special award insignia, designated pilot names, and painting necessary to accomplish the approved corrosion control plan.

+ Remove paint or other protective materials using approved tools, agents and techniques.

+ Protect other surfaces or component parts not being painted by using masks, covers or other approved techniques.

+ Coat surfaces or aircraft components, engines or aeronautical support and appropriate materials, using approved equipment.

+ Coordinate with supervision and Quality Control to resolve questions concerning serviceability and/or on repair procedures.

+ Must be able to wear a respirator when performing assigned duties.

+ Maintain cleanliness of the work center and around your assigned work area.

+ Assist with ordering parts, tools, materials, and equipment as required.

+ Prepare the aircraft and/or components for complete repainting.

+ Paint aircraft as directed.

+ Perform other related duties as assigned.

+ Must be able to work day shift, night shift or weekend duty and travel as part of a maintenance recovery team or detachment as required.

+ Perform daily duties normally associated with this specialty.

+ Become CDI/CDQAR certified as directed by management to perform collateral duty inspection assignments.

+ Must be able to work day shift, night shift or weekend duty and travel as part of a maintenance recovery team or detachment as required.

+ Be capable of becoming Plane Captain certified when directed my management.

+ Maintains and/or completes required records and applicable maintenance forms.

+ Practice good housekeeping, tool control, FOD awareness/prevention and safety at all times.

+ Assists in aircraft/equipment movement and flight line foreign object prevention walks.

+ Operates SE, flight line vehicles and other support equipment as required.

+ Annotates maintenance actions in aircraft forms and VIDS/MAF and NALCOMIS/OOMA.

+ Will have knowledge of and understand basic supply procedures.

+ Must comply with established General and Industrial Safety Rules and Regulations as applicable to the contract, facilities and job assignment.

+ Keeps shop area clean and participates in daily hanger cleanup.


+ Aircraft mechanics shall have three years experience within their specialty. The last two years must have been as a practicing licensed FAA airframe and power plants mechanic; in the military; civil service (WG-7-10), or with a government aviation maintenance Contractor. Must have experience in corrosion detection, treatment and prevention.

+ Personnel shall be qualified according to their field of expertise and the level of maintenance assigned, i.e., “O” or “I” level.

+ The mechanic will be capable of cross-training into or assisting other specialties as directed by management.. All mechanics will be capable of becoming Plane Captain certified when directed by management IAW a Government approved certification program for a minimum of one T/M/S of aircraft.

+ May be required to attend and complete U.S. Navy Corrosion Control School or acceptable substitute. Must be able to meet any government/company license/qualification requirements for the position.

+ Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a Secret US Government Clearance. NOTE: US Citizenship is required to obtain a Secret Clearance.


**Physical Demands:**

This classification activity requires the scope of physical movements and postures normally associated with shop/hanger/flight line maintenance activities to include bending, stooping, walking, climbing, pushing, stretching, kneeling and working in tiring, uncomfortable positions, etc. May be required to lift objects whose weight normally will not exceed 50 pounds. Special vision abilities required to perform this job are close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.

**Work Environment:**

The diversity of work conditions may range from an environment where there is little or no physical discomfort, to an environment where inclement weather may subject individual to severe changes of temperature, wind, rain, etc. May be required to work in areas where high noise hazards prevail. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles. May be exposed to electrical shock hazards.


+ D Driver’s License

+ Egress/Explosive System Checkout

+ Support Equipment Operator as required for assigned tasks

+ Plane Captain Certification/Final Checker


+ Emergency Reclamation

+ Tow Supervisor/Tow Brake Operations

+ Respirator

+ CPR-Certification

+ Barrier monitor

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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