NRCM Crew Chief
Job Summary The Non-Rated Crew Member (NRCM) Crew Chief performs duties as an aircraft Crew Chief as well as an Airframe and Power-plant Mechanic (A&P) on UH-1 single engine and multi-engine helicopters. Principal Accountabilities(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract)
- Performs work in complex conditions under time and/or mission constraints to include all weather, day and night operations.
- Performs preflight, thru flight, and post-flight inspections as well as scheduled orunscheduled maintenance.
- Provides technical guidance and assistance to flight crews regarding observed discrepancies and malfunctions.
- Performs and/or assists with aircrew briefings and debriefings.
- Participates in maintenance test flights as a crew member or Technical Observer (TO), as required.
- Participates in operational flights as a crewmember: Crew Chief and/or Flight Engineer.
- Understands maintenance forms/historical records and ensures they are accurate, up to date, and complete.
- Ensures the cargo compartment is properly configured for each mission, and that cargo is properly restrained. Supervises and participate in loading/unloading operations
- Performsaircraft servicing, inspection, and maintenance duties including fueling operations and aircraft configuration changes as required.
- Ensures aircraft records are maintained, and records all discrepancies noted before, during and after flight.
- Performs other administrative task as assigned
- Performs other duties as assigned
Knowledge & Skills
- Experience in reading, comprehending, and interpreting technical documents, including manuals, and technical data and schematics.
- The employee should have recent crewmember experience as a Crew Chief or Flight Engineer on rotary wing aircraft. During training and throughout the employment period, the individual must demonstrate andmaintain proficiency in understanding aircraft systems, components, and operating limitations as well as understanding and complying with regulations and policies and aircraft operations and repair manuals.
- The individual must possess a thorough knowledge of FAA, customer, and DynCorp International policy and regulations pertinent to the operational requirement.
- Employees must provide documentation of completion for any manufacturer#8217;s course of instruction, military flight training, licenses or job related certifications. Prior military experience as a helicopter Crew Chief, or Flight Engineer is desired.
- Must have thorough knowledge of hand tools, hardware and equipment used in the maintenance of aircraft.
- High school diploma or equivalent is required.
- Completion of 650 total rotary wing flight hours.
- Minimum of five (5) years#8217; experience as a licensed A&P aircraft mechanic is required, and experience on multi-engine rotary wing aircraft is desired.
- It is desired that the employee has worked full-time as a crewmember and A&P mechanic during the past 12 months.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Must possess and maintain a current FAA Class III medical certificate
- Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for up to twelve (12) hours per day and sit for up to eight (8) hours per day.
- Must be able to perform non-rated crewmember duties during mission operations
- Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
- Must be able to routinely climb/descend stairs.
- Must be able to read and interpret newspaper and typewritten print.
- Must be able to crouch, crawl, routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows/knees and reach above/below shoulders.
- Must be able to seeaircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
- Must be physically capable of climbing vertical ladders or built-in aircraft steps to heights of 10-12 feet.
- May be required to lift up to 50 pounds to a height of four (4) feet and be required to lift up to 20 pounds to a height of seven (7) feet.
- Must be able to see imperfections, micrometer readings and other small scales.
- May be exposed to certain obstructions on the surface as well as ladders, stairs, etc.
- May be exposed to rapid or extreme temperature changes.
- May be exposed to chemical mist, gas, vapors, ultra-violet and infrared radiation.
- May be required to respond to a widevariety 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, gas, airborne particles, chemical mist, vapors, ultra-violet and infrared radiation.
- May be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles or aircraft.
- Travel to and between CONUS locations may be required.