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Job #: R-00015944
Location: Manassas, VA
Category: Aircraft Mechanic
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense


Job Requisition:

A&P Mechanic

Job Description:

Leidos is dedicated to making the world a safer place. This starts with helping our customers in the Defense Industry achieve their critical missions. From our airborne work with sensors alerting warfighters to what's over the next hill, to our autonomous maritime platforms protecting sea lanes and shores; our dedicated Defense Group employees are solving critical challenges across the globe.

We are a full-service provider of airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions. We conduct full life cycle support – including air and ground ISR processing and integration and providing a 'tip-to-tail' solution for government agencies.

The Defense Group at Leidos currently has an opening for A&P Mechanics. The job of the A&P Mechanic is to maintain aircraft in accordance with OEM specifications and FAA regulations. The diversity of working conditions range from an environment where there is little or no physical discomfort, to an environment where inclement weather may subject the individual to severe changes in temperature, wind, rain, etc. The A&P Mechanic may be required to work in areas where high noise hazards, exposure to fumes, airborne particles, and electrical shock hazards exist. The A&P Mechanic reports directly to the Lead A&P Mechanic.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Create logbook entries
  • Daily/turnaround inspections
  • Build Phase Inspection packages
  • Submit daily, weekly or monthly reports as required
  • Perform corrosion inspections and related treatment
  • Update maintenance tracking software and databases
  • Work hours may be adjusted for operational requirements
  • Perform shipping, receiving and issuing of aircraft material
  • Ability to troubleshoot systems to provide an effective solution
  • Maintain FAA required records, manuals and inspection forms
  • Structural repairs and component in-house repair/back shop programs
  • Washing/cleaning, servicing aircraft fuel/oil/hydraulic/oxygen/nitrogen systems
  • Turbine engine, propeller, airframe and flight control/landing gear or engine rigging
  • Track and perform scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance, repair and inspections on all aircraft systems


  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 3+ years of prior relevant experience.

FAA Requirements:

  • Must have a current FAA A&P certificate


  • Must be a US Citizen
  • have a current US civilian driver's license
  • Must have a basic understanding of integrated avionics
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Must have working knowledge of aircraft safety directive compliance (SL, SB, AD)
  • Must be able to work shifts as assigned and travel as required to support operations
  • Experience using common or special hand tools and test equipment as required for aircraft maintenance
  • Must complete DoT drug test to determine the presence of illegal or un-prescribed controlled substances
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of aircraft/vehicle movement and safety/hazards during flight line operations
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of using aircraft technical publications with the ability to read and interpret basic schematic diagrams, drawings, and charts
  • Must have proficient computer skills with experience using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as maintenance database and tracking software
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an interim DOD secret government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DOD Secret security clearance
  • Garmin G1000 experience a plus
  • Inspection Authorization (IA) is desired
  • Rockwell/Collins Proline 21 experience is a plus
  • Recent Beechcraft King Air experience on civilian and/or military variants including Pratt & Whitney PT6 turboprop experience is highly desired


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% 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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