ALSE Technician Lead Nat (CR) WASS
San Jose, Costa Rica
hace 2 días


Responsible for the inspection and maintenance of life support equipment and conducting aircrew training. This position is part of a Nationalization Program.


Basic Responsibilities :

Knowledge and understanding of all aircrew life support equipment (ALSE) utilized by the assigned aircrew to ensure aircrew flight equipment / components meet airworthiness criteria, operate within specified tolerances and in the proper sequence, and are mission ready to support the requirements of day-to-day operations.

Ability to inspect, test, calibrate, certify, evaluate, troubleshoot, disassemble, repair, overhaul, assemble, replace, as necessary, and issue life support parts and equipment.

Ability to install, remove, and inspect all ALSE on the assigned aircraft. Ability to utilize a variety of complex, state of the art diagnostic testers / systems / specialty tools to test, troubleshoot, and repair all ALSE utilized by the unit.

Ability to perform precision soldering on flexible circuit boards to repair / replace defective parts. Ability and certification to plan, organize, develop, direct, implement, conduct, and evaluate formal academic classroom and technical instruction on a wide variety of life support topics to provide initial and recurring training for all aircrew and passengers.

Knowledge of and ability to utilize multiple computer main frame programs / data bases. Knowledge of materials handling, inventorying, and supply procedures to store and maintain adequate supplies of aircrew flight function parts and equipment.

Knowledge of and certification in handling, shipping, storing, and ordering multiple hazardous materials to include munitions / ammunition assets.

Skill and ability in the operation of materials handling equipment utilized in receipt, storage, and shipment of the life support supplies and equipment.

Ability to plan unscheduled work when detailed specifications are not available and take measurements for articles of various shapes and sizes.

Knowledge of fabrication mathematics, to include fractions, equations, and plane measurements to make problematical calculations.

  • Expertise to fit items to spaces or locations with unique parameters, unusual shapes, or obstructions.
  • Thorough knowledge of all types of common fibers, blends, fabrics, and finishes to include a knowledge of performance and handling characteristics such as dimensional stability, abrasion resistance, and heat sensitivity, to select materials to meet particular needs.
  • Ability to substitute materials when the precise type or weight desired is not available.
  • Maintain records on inspection.
  • Maintain expiration dates and supply inspects and records all controlled items used in first aid kits and vests.
  • Maintain safety procedures and cleanliness of shop.
  • Maintain library of ALSE regulations, procedures, and technical manuals.
  • Position may require domestic and / or international travel.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • U.S. Security Clearance Required.

  • Provide Host Nation training in support of and maintain an ALSE program for all crewmembers.
  • Provide oversight and training for an ALSE program for contractor and host nation aircrew member and maintain USG authorized equipment IAW with applicable DoS standards to an authorized stockage level.
  • Generate the requirement for the purchase of equipment based upon USG, contractor and stakeholder inputs.
  • Comply with technical data for ALSE and applicable portions of AR 95-1, TC 3-04.72, NAVAIR 00-35QH-2, AFMAN 91-, AFI 91- and DA PAM - and - with DoS supplements and SOPs.
  • Previous experience dealing with LATAM countries preferred in Central and South American contracts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • High School Diploma or GED security of aviation crew served weapons and individual crew member weapons.


    CMF 15 MOS series with a Q2 additional skill identifier (ASI), AFSC 1P0X1 or other military / commercial equivalent.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Minimum seven years’ experience in aviation life support equipment servicing, inspection, and maintenance.
  • Minimum 3 years supervisory experience for lead applicants.
  • Host nation language proficiency per contract requirement. LATAM countries : Spanish Level 2 in both Listening and Reading (L2 / R2).

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required.

    Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Focus on Results - Able to plan and organize work to achieve goals; achieves targeted results with minimal supervision;
  • is accountable for own actions.

  • Communications - Possess excellent verbal & written communications skills; Provides timely, well organized verbal & written information that is audience appropriate;
  • listens attentively to others and retains / processes information.

  • Teamwork - Builds alliances, partnerships & collaboration with others including those different from him / her; deals tactfully with others;
  • assumes helps with a variety of team roles.

  • Strategic Planning & Decision-Making - Develops strategic short & long term plans; arranges priorities, distinguishing urgent, important and unimportant in order to meet goals & deadlines;
  • consults & collaborates with appropriate people.

  • Initiative & Innovation - Generates new ideas personally & encourage team to do the same; stays up-to-date on technology & approaches to work;
  • provides creative solutions & input when faced with challenges.

  • Interpersonal Relationships - Builds effective relationships with internal & external customers; ability to work independently and coordinate work with others;
  • resolves conflicts in a professional manner.

  • Quality & Safety - Adheres to all safety & security policies and regulations; demonstrates quality work that is accurate, thorough & efficient.
  • Continuous Improvement - Examines personal & organizational processes, promotes opportunities for improvement; analyzes successes & failures to learn and improve.
  • Training & Development - Completes required & suggested training; shows eagerness and capacity to learn; receptive to coaching & feedback.
  • Integrity - Committed to passionately and consistently promoting a professional culture that is trustworthy, honest, socially responsible, and where differences are respected and valued.
  • Performance Management - Sets clear expectations & direction for staff; achieves team results consistently; coaches staff to improve;
  • is a positive role model.

  • Expense Management - Plans budget appropriately, uses sound judgment; analyzes operation for improving expense efficiency;
  • demonstrates knowledge of financial process & results.

  • Leadership - Builds commitment to team, company, mission & customer through effective & frequent communications; promotes an environment of trust;
  • fosters a respectful, energetic & positive work culture.


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