UAS Crew Chief

AEVEX Aerospace
Sierra Vista, AZ
Added: April 18, 2024
AEVEX Aerospace is seeking an Aircraft Mechanic/Crew chief to perform ground and flight operations, aircraft and engine maintenance, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, servicing, pre and post flight inspections, and maintenance records management on unmanned aircraft systems and subsystems in a training and flight test environment. The ideal candidate will have experience supporting high performance, flight line operations and sortie production with an elevated degree of safety and efficiency. The candidate should be proficient in the use of aircraft checklist (paper and digital) and performing duties using established processes and best practices found in military and/or commercial aviation.

Essential Functions

  • Perform flight line and other site level maintenance and repair actions on an Unmanned Light Sport Aircraft in a training environment
  • Ensure daily completion of ground servicing and maintenance actions to certify airworthiness of the aircraft and systems
  • Conduct scheduled inspections and complete follow-up maintenance actions, as required
  • Maintain Aircraft and Engine digital and paper maintenance and configuration logs for maintenance action performed on aircraft
  • Troubleshoot, install, and repair aircraft electrical systems per schematics, diagrams, and fault isolation manuals using a multimeter and/or other types of test equipment
  • Inspect and assess aircraft structures and laminated materials for defects and recommend or complete repair action as required
  • Provide quality control and/or procedure verification reviews on maintenance manuals
  • Provide timely logistics and quality assurance recommendations when required.
  • Work cohesively with other members of a deployed team to meet daily objectives for maintenance actions and flight operations
  • Utilize emerging software technologies for maintenance documentation and flight operations support
  • Must be eligible to deploy to an OCONUS, candidate can live anywhere in the country


  • 8+ years Flight Line or Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) maintenance and flight operations experience (preferably deployed)
  • Must have active Secret security clearance
  • Knowledge and experience with Aircraft Systems, subsystems and their Theory of Operation
  • Knowledge and experience with Aircraft Technical Manuals (General Systems, Job Guides, Fault Isolation, etc...)
  • Current Class III medical certificate or ability to obtain prior to start date
  • Experience working with ROTAX 91X series engines preferred
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate and/or Inspection Authorization (IA) preferred
  • Advanced Technical or associate degree preferred
  • Any composite/fiberglass fabrication and repair experience is highly desired
  • Pass a background check and drug screen
  • Ability to work cohesively in a high performing team environment
  • Ability to meet all requirements to deploy to the CENTCOM AOR
  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently required repetitive movements of wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Occasionally required to sit, and to reach to use computers and other office equipment.
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequently required to view objects up close and distant range with hand eye coordination.
  • Frequently required to reach overhead and frequently reach at/below shoulder level.
  • Frequently required to operate motor vehicle.
  • Frequently required to operate hand tools, equipment, heavy machinery.
  • Constantly experience a high level of noise, adverse weather or temperature conditions.

AEVEX provides a full suite of comprehensive benefits, including a 401(k)-retirement plan, comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance group coverage with a portion of the premiums paid by the company, professional development funds, and an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) with counseling, legal help, child and elder care support, among other benefits.

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission and partner nation needs around the world by providing full-spectrum aviation, remote sensing, and analysis solutions. The company's capabilities include custom design and engineering; rapid prototyping; sensor integration and sustainment; aircraft modification and certification; flight test instrumentation and support; mission operations service; advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions; and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools. AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop, and deliver specialized solutions for airborne special mission needs for the U.S. Government, partner nations, and commercial businesses. AEVEX has major offices in California, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AEVEX Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex (including pregnancy, breast feeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military and veteran status, marital status, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, physical disability, mental disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

Applicants who are offered employment from AEVEX Aerospace, LLC ("AEVEX") will be subject to a background check by a third party. Prior to the background check being conducted, the applicant will be required to complete disclosure and authorization forms authorizing AEVEX to conduct a background check. The authorization is made in electronic form and will only be shared with individuals who have a business need to review the information to make employment decisions. During the background process, applicants will verify personal information such as the below. An applicant who provides incomplete information will be disqualified from employment at AEVEX.

  • Criminal Convictions (misdemeanor and felony).
  • Prior Employment History
  • Educational History

AEVEX reserves the right to disqualify a candidate based on the results of the background investigation.