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Weapons Mechanic I - A-10

Job Summary
Maintains A-10 weapon systems in accordance with technical data requirements. Performs tasks under minimum supervision. Coordinates maintenance activities with Mechanic II shop personnel as required.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Uses schematic diagrams, drawings, charts and technical publication in operating, testing, removing, troubleshooting and replacing aircraft system components.
  • Complies with the requirements of the FOD prevention, housekeeping, tool control, environmental and safety programs.
  • Performs aircraft conditional inspections.
  • Operates ground support equipment documents/reports discrepancies prior to use.
  • Performs all tasks associated with ground movement of aircraft.
  • Completes all necessary manual and automated records required by USAF and Company directives.
  • Orders parts and supplies as needed.
  • Install and remove armament related suspension equipment, launchers, adapters, etc on aircraft to support configuration requirements.
  • Install and remove all armament equipment to facilitate other maintenance.
  • Follows technical data, manuals, regulations, and other maintenance directives as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Participates in towing and movement of aircraft in performing maintenance activities.

Knowledge & Skills


  • A working knowledge of jet aircraft systems and of the use of common aircraft hand tools and special tools are required. A working knowledge of aircraft maintenance safety requirements and the operation of portable fire-fighting equipment are required.

Special Certifications Desired:

  • APU Operation, Clear Red X on A-10 Primary AFSC, and Clear In-Process Inspections on A-10 Primary AFSC.

Special Certifications Required:

  • Sign All Condition Tags, and Sign Not Reparable This Station tags.
  • Must complete local Air Force Weapons Standardization certification courses to meet minimum qualifications to perform primary assigned duties.

Experience & Education


  • Eighteen (18) months of general aircraft maintenance experience is required.
  • Experience will include troubleshooting systems to component level and repairing mechanical and electromechanical components.
  • Also, experience will include repairing line replaceable units to component level.
  • One (1) year experience in the past three (3) calendar years on A-10 aircraft required.
  • Technicians who do not meet minimum experience requirements have 180 days from the date of hire to complete the corresponding 5-Level core tasks as listed in the Site Training Business Area 2W151 Air Force Specialty Code Master Training Plan.


  • Completion of high school or the equivalent is required. The ability to read and write and to comprehend technical data is required.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

Special Conditions:
  • Must be able to lift a minimum weight of 50 lbs.
  • Stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Have the ability to climb ladders and stairs.
  • Normal color vision is required.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license is necessary to obtain flight line driving privileges.

Work Environment:

  • May work in Aircraft maintenance hangar or outside.
  • May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
  • May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles, or aircraft.
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Arizona Davis Monthan Afb, California
United States
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