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Job #: R-00012589
Location: Kandahar Airfield Afghanistan - Expat
Category: Mechanic
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: NACI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:


Leidos is currently seeking a Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Mechanic to support the MD-530 in Afghanistan. The Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Mechanic will work and travel in between customer sites as needed. Customer sites include Kandahar, Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Diagnoses malfunctions and repairs Ground Support Equipment (GSE)
Advises and trains lower grade workers on diagnosis and repair of less complex repair/maintenance problems, inspects and approves completed maintenance actions, solves repair problems by studying drawings, wiring diagrams and schematics and technical publications
Uses automated maintenance data systems to monitor maintenance trends, analyze equipment requirements, maintain equipment records and document maintenance actions
Analyzes, diagnoses and repairs GSE using conventional and digital multi-meters, voltmeters, ohmmeters, frequency counters, oscilloscopes, circuit card testers, transistor testers and hand tools
Maintains external fuel and grounding systems, performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on GSE; inspects, tests and operates GSE to determine equipment serviceability and proper operation
Services equipment with fuel, oil, water, coolant, hydraulic fluid, refrigerant and compressed air
Diagnoses mechanical and electronic circuitry malfunctions using visual and auditory senses, test equipment and technical publications
Disassembles and assembles malfunctioning GSE accessories and components; removes, disassembles repairs, cleans, treats for corrosion, assembles and reinstalls GSE components and accessories
Stencils and marks GSE in accordance with technical publications
Stores, handles, labels, uses and disposes of hazardous materials and waste in accordance with all state, local and federal environmental standards and regulations
Prepares GSE for storage and mobility deployment and operates, cleans, inspects and services GSE towing vehicles
In addition to maintaining vehicle records, this mechanic maintains and updates paper and electronic equipment records, provides dispatch service for GSE, including positioning equipment to support aircraft maintenance and flying operations, practices good housekeeping, tool control, Foreign Object Damage prevention and safety at all times

You will be required to travel, live and work in austere and hostile conditions throughout assigned areas in Afghanistan and may be required to wear approximately 35 lbs. of body armor equipment during duties.

Basic Qualifications:
High school diploma required. Technical or Military School Training desired. Completion of initial and annual Part 139 training (or EASA/ICAO equivalent)
2 years of related experience
Candidate should have well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
Candidate must have an active NACI with the ability to obtain a Secret clearance
Possess a full understanding of US DoD military aviation maintenance operations
Ability to work in a team environment

As the position location is in Afghanistan, the following requirements need to be met:
US Citizen
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
Possess a valid state driver's license
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.

Preferred Qualifications:
Work experience in austere environments such as Afghanistan
Basic computer skills
Strong professional interpersonal skills
Military deployment experience is highly desired and deployment experience to the CENTCOM region is desired

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 32,000 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 .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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