Vertex Aerospace LLC - CBA QA Inspector T45 Pax River

Vertex Aerospace is no longer a subsidiary, affiliate or partner of L3 Technologies. The position you are applying for is with Vertex Aerospace LLC. Vertex Aerospace LLC has been providing International Aircraft Maintenance and Logistics Solutions since moving its headquarters to Madison, MS in 1989.
Position Overview:

  • Monitors and evaluates all maintenance actions to ensure safe and reliable aircraft are provided in accordance with current technical manuals, directives, and instructions applicable to the maintenance program for the Retrofit Integration Testing (RIT) team at NASPAX for VX-23. Monitors safety, conducts surveillance/spot checks and work center audits as directed by the Quality Assurance Manager/Lead and contract requirements.
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of Quality Assurance procedures. Have a thorough knowledge of aircraft engines, flight controls, airframe and accessories. Possess in-depth knowledge of applicable maintenance/technical manuals and publications, technical directives, safety procedures, ground support equipment and special tools. Must have the ability to research, read and interpret drawings. Must be able to write with clarity and technical accuracy. Be able to brief and debrief Functional Check Flight pilots in requirements for functional check flights and expected results. Must have a thorough knowledge of applicable contractual requirements.
  • Satisfactory completion of U. S. Armed Forces aircraft mechanic and/or airframe courses and/or FAA Airframe and Power Plant technical schools. Must be able to meet any Government/Company licensing/qualification requirements for the position.
  • Must be customer oriented.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Monitors contract compliance by all maintenance activities through the audit and surveillance requirements as defined in the Quality Assurance Manual.
  • Performs final and in-process inspections of all maintenance actions involving safety of flight or requiring certification by an Aircraft Inspector.
  • Conduct training in Quality Assurance processes and procedures, Operational processes and procedures, and Maintenance processes and procedures to employees in each department and work center on an initial and recurring basis as necessary.
  • Investigates safety incidents and assists in preparation of Engineering Investigation Request, Quality Deficiency Reports, Hazardous Material Reports, Technical Publications Deficiency Reports and Explosive Mishap Reporting as required.
  • Monitors operation of support equipment required for flight operations.
  • Performs spot checks for compliance with Tool Control Program.
  • Monitors calibration program of Precision Measuring Equipment (PME).
  • Reviews applicable maintenance forms and deficiency data to determine discrepancy trends and specific problem areas.
  • Assist in the drafting and development of work instructions, maintenance instructions, local maintenance requirement cards, Quality Assurance alerts and routine and continuing correspondence to all work centers detailing maintenance and program procedures and requirements.
  • May be assigned as a training instructor as required.
  • Responsible for the establishment of the daily FCF requirements, briefing and debriefing the pilots and closing out the FCF documentation at the end of the flight schedule day.
  • Assists in preparation of Quality Assurance Monthly Data Report.
  • Assists in preparation of weekly/monthly/quarterly Quality Assurance Control Status Report for inclusion in report to the Program Management Office.
  • Reviews incoming technical publications and directives to determine their application to the Maintenance Department.
  • Performs other related duties.
  • Deals with the customer in courteous, professional and effective manner.
  • Complies with and monitors all established general and industrial safety rules and regulations as applicable to the contract, facility and job assignment.
  • Assists as directed to ensure safety, security and preservation of government/company owned equipment.
  • Maintains cleanliness of work center.
  • Complies with and monitors Foreign Object Damage (FOD), Hazardous Waste, and Tool Control programs.
  • May be required to perform off-site service on assigned detachments.
  • May be required to perform ADR analysis (Air Data Recorder).
  • Maintains the highest ethical personal and professional standards.
  • Other projects and initiatives as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

  • The Quality Assurance (QA) Inspector shall have a minimum of five (5) years within the last ten (10) years experience performing repair and modification of high performance aircraft. The QA Inspector shall have at least five (5) of the ten (10) years as a QA representative or four (4) years as a collateral duty QA representative as defined in OPNAVINST 4790. 2 series.
  • The QA Inspector shall have a minimum of five (5) years aircraft maintenance experience as a practicing licensed FAA airframe and power plants inspector or as an aircraft quality control representative/specialist in the military (E-6), civil service (WG-10), or Government aviation maintenance contractor inspector. The QA Inspector shall have experience on applicable aircraft and possess fully developed skills and experience related to the technical fields under their cognizance; must be experienced in the maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, replacement, rigging, and testing aircraft systems and components. Must be able to obtain the level of security clearance required by the Government.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance.
  • Must be able to work weekends, other shifts and overtime as required.
  • The essential physical requirements of the position will be reviewed with the applicant during the interview.
  • Some travel will be required.
  • Must adhere to Company policies/procedures and management instruction.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and Company Proprietary data.

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions

This classification activity is usually accomplished in a hangar/shop/flight line/warehouse environment and as such requires the scope of physical movements and postures normally associated with these activities. May be required to lift objects whose weight normally will not exceed 50 pounds.

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.

Licensing, Certification Requirements

Formal/Specialized Training or Equivalent

High School Diploma/GED

Hazardous Waste Communication Training

FOD and TCP Awareness Trained

Security Clearance Awareness Training

OPNAV INST 4790. 2 Program Awareness

ISO 9001-2000 Program Awareness

Government On Line Data (GOLD) System Trained

Valid State Driver s License

Support Equipment Operators License

Egress Qualified

ESD Qualified

Plane Captain

Towing Certification

Brake Rider

Close Hole #

Aircraft Turnup Certification #

Tire and Wheel Certification #

Weight and Balance #

Gas Free #

Ord Certification #

Hydraulic Contamination #

FAA Airframe & Powerplant Cert (A & P) #

CPR Certified #

Operational Risk Management (ORM) Training

Fuel Surveillance

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