Vinnell Arabia Aircraft Structural Repairman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Inspects, repairs, and replaces aircraft structural components to include stringers, longerons, bulkheads, beams and aircraft skin according to drawings, blueprints, directives, technical manuals (automated) and safety procedures. Fabricates structural parts and forming blocks. Shapes metal using stretching, shrinking, and other metal forming techniques. Mixes and applies fiberglass materials. Makes unscheduled emergency and permanent repairs to transparent plastic windows and enclosures. Uses the following; common measuring tools, precision measuring gages and alignment fixtures to perform structural repairs. Mixes and applies primers and paints to aircraft surfaces. Applies corrosion control treatment to aircraft metals. Requisitions and maintains shop and bench stock items for repair of aircraft structures. Uses and performs operator maintenance on common special tools. Prepares, forms and records (automated) related to maintenance activity. Trains Customer personnel as required in the use of all applicable technical publications, tools, test equipment, and special equipment applicable to the discipline of aircraft structural maintenance, enabling them to become effective AH6/MD530 aircraft mechanics and/or crew chiefs. Ensures, that all related maintenance operations are conducted in a safe manner.

A. Duties/responsibilities:

  1. Ensures that structural aircraft maintenance functional activities and procedures among designated organizations are planned, coordinated, integrated, and synchronized to achieve established platform operational readiness (OR) rates IAW contractual requirements.

  2. Responsible for the compliance with established maintenance systems, processes, procedures and reports that provide immediate situational awareness of platform OR rates.

  3. Oversees the daily structural maintenance management of individually assigned aircraft in support of the Aviation Maintenance PC Manager, in conjunction with the Aviation Logistics and Supply Division Manager activities for related platform parts and spares.

  4. Works within the maintenance quality control processes, procedures, standards.

  5. Reports to direct inquires, investigations, and research analysis related to aviation maintenance of and supporting maintenance activities to the Aviation Maintenance Production Control Manager.

  6. Responsible for the individual Aircraft structural repair maintenance training, job book currency and qualifications of assigned Customer maintenance personnel.

  7. Supervises the following individuals:

  8. Junior AH6/MD530 Crew chiefs and mechanics (assigned to the structural maintenance shop).

  9. Customer Crew Chiefs and mechanics assigned to the structural maintenance shop.

  10. Coordinates activities and requirements for maintenance operations support with the Shops manager and production control Manager.

  11. Coordinates through production control for daily and weekly maintenance training activities and requirements.

  12. Supports a professional development program in support of Saudization-localization.

  13. Ensures all maintenance operations and related maintenance support activities are conducted in a safe manner.

  14. Supports, in coordination with the PC manager and Flight Operations Manager, the Downed Aircraft Recovery Team (DART) process and procedure.

B. Independence: Performs within the broad guidelines of duties and responsibilities with significant choice of methods. Authority to select and implement goals and objectives within the execution of duties and responsibilities.

C. Supervisory Responsibilities: Primary supervisor of MD500 Series Structural Maintainers assigned to the structural maintenance Shop or aircraft. Overall supervisory responsible for structural maintenance personnel. Accountable for structural maintenance property.


A. Education Level: High school diploma required; Associates degree preferred. Airframe and Power Plant (A&P;) Certification required. Military: Graduate of US government aircraft structural fabrication mechanic maintenance course or civilian equivalent required. Factory training desired.

B. Experience: Former Aviation Crew Chief or aircraft mechanic experience required. Former Aviation Quality control preferred. 8 years’ experience in Army Aviation Operations preferred. Experience within the last 2 years required.

C. Specific knowledge, skill, and ability requirements: Demonstrated knowledge and experience of rotary wing Aviation operations inclusive of maintenance, Aviation logistics, flight operations and training. Certificates: Army Aviation Crew Chief/Mechanic certification with rating in AH-6 or MD530 civilian equivalent or OH-58D desired. FAA, A&P; certificate or Equivalent required. Proficient in the use of computer-hosted interactive technical manuals, aircraft maintenance forms, and other aircraft related documentation. Demonstrated past performance and experience in structural repairs on MD530/AH6, UH60, AH64 or OH58D aircraft types. Army service school instructor or civilian equivalent teaching experience for AH6/MD530 or OH58D structural repair preferred. Ability to communicate both orally and written. Ability to effectively deal with people in the supervision of staff and team members. Ability to effectively communicate with the customer in a professional and courteous manner. Possesses a valid driver’s license.

ID: 2017-2415

Location: SA-Riyadh

Category: Aviation Institutional Training Division (AITD)