Aircraft Mechanic - Parachute Rigger

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 scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on and off equipment inspection, repair, technical directive incorporation for flight equipment such as parachutes and related components, seat pans, helmets, oxygen masks, flight vest and components and other equipment normally associated with this aircraft maintenance specialty. Tasks will include Organizational/Intermediate maintenance requirements. Must have extensive knowledge of the equipment. utilized by the pilots and in the aircraft for which he is certified.

+ Must become qualified and certified in explosives handling personnel qualification and certification program in accordance with COMNAVAIRFORINST 8023.3 series.

+ Must be customer oriented.


+ Inspect, test, repair, repack, and/or manufacture (ALSS) aircraft and related aircrew survival, aviators personal equipment, support equipment, oxygen components and accessories in accordance with applicable Maintenance Instruction Manuals (MIMs), Illustrated Parts Breakdowns (IPBs), Technical Directives (TDs), Maintenance Requirement Cards (MRCs), Navy Instructions, manufacturers’ manuals, company instructions and other approved data.

+ Be capable of operating support equipment necessary to perform the functions above.

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

+ Maintain appropriate records of all work accomplished.

+ Train aircrew in proper use of safety, water, and survival equipment.

+ Be capable of operating, adjusting, cleaning, and lubing a sewing machine, sew heavy and/or light material and vinyl by machine or manually as directed by special instruction for removal, installation, and/or minor repair of flight clothing.

+ Perform duties of Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen (ABO) Analyst when authorized and designated.

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

+ 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.

+ Will have experience writing with clarity and technical accuracy.

+ Performs aircraft inventory, acceptance and transfer inspections.

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

+ Perform other tasks as directed by management.

+ Provides technical assistance, guidance and instruction as required.

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

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

+ Performs daily duties normally associated with this specialty.

+ 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.

+ Qualified to perform corrosion detection, treatment, prevention and documentation per customer/management instructions/directions on aircraft and associated equipment.

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

+ Will have knowledge of and understand basic supply procedures. Assist with ordering parts, tools, materials and equipment as required.

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

+ Comply with Company and facility Hazardous Material Programs.

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


+ The Aircraft Mechanic-Parachute Rigger shall be a qualified Parachute Rigger “A” School graduate or equivalent in accordance with the COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2B. Additionally, the Parachute Rigger shall possess a minimum of three years (within the last five years) practical experience at the aircraft organizational or intermediate maintenance level is required.

+ 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.

+ All mechanics must be capable of becoming Plane Captain certified when directed by management IAW a Government approved certification program for each TMS of aircraft.

+ May be required to assist other work centers as directed by maintenance.

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

+ Must have completed high school or equivalent.


**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.


+ 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

+ Ordnance

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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