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Job #: R-00008915
Location: Kabul, Kabul Afghanistan
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time


Job Requisition:

Maintenance Lead / Production Control (MD-530F)

Job Description:

Leidos is currently seeking a Maintenance Lead/Product Control Planner. The Maintenance Lead/Production Control (PC) Planner will support the MD-530 in Afghanistan. The Maintenance Lead/PC Planner will troubleshoot malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, flight surfaces and controls, anti-icing, pneudraulic engines, auxiliary power unit, and ventilation and heating systems. The position will also act as the point of contact for production control planning, coordination, and scheduling requirements.

Other duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Repair and replace aircraft components
Uses technical manuals, technical data, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repair of malfunctioning or damaged components
Coordinating and prioritizing efforts to support maintenance activities in meeting scheduled maintenance goals and flying hour schedules, this includes all support related to MD-530 and Back Shops, as required
Coordinating all maintenance activities through the maintaining of accurate schedules for each aircraft in maintenance
Informing the Maintenance Manager of delays, develops mitigation plans, and coordinates with the relevant support elements
Reviewing of labor and material reports
Leading / participating in the daily production control status calls with a focus on ensuring parts and material will meet schedule, cost, and operational requirements
Evaluating impact of late or absent personnel and notifies Maintenance Managers of workaround
Preparing / presenting status charts in support of program and customer level reviews
Developing, preparing, coordinating, and integrating all levels of plans and schedules
Integrating with and across all disciplines to ensure resultant plans and schedules accurately and comprehensively define the actual work content, relationships and durations
Providing planning and scheduling support to both existing work and potential new work
Assimilating multiple contract activities into a program Master Schedule
Must be knowledgeable and conversant in military maintenance operations, safety, and standardization and inspection procedures

Basic Qualifications:
High School Diploma / Technical or Military School Training desired
FAA license/certification/EASA/ICAO equivalent
8 Years direct experience in aircraft maintenance
Military technical school or an Airframe & Power plant (A&P) License Plus 2 years of Production related experience
NACI clearance required

As the position location is in Afghanistan, the following requirements need to be met:
US citizen
Must be able to pass/qualify all CENTCOM CRC medical and training requirements
Active passport with a minimum of 12 months before expiration prior to start date.
Visa with multiple entries for 12 months prior to start date
Completion of Customer required International Readiness Certifications prior to deployment.
Failure to complete any of these actions within 60 days of accept will result in rescinding of the offer. If the candidate is unable to pass the medical screening after the start date and prior to deployment an immediate administrative termination will be requested.

Desired Qualifications:
Previous experience in Afghanistan conducting aircraft maintenance with Afghans
Advanced experience in Army Production Control position
Prior Warrant Officer (151) or 15 Series Army Senior NCO with PC experience
Advanced experience with MD-530 aircraft

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Aircraft Mechanic



Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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