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Job #: R-00018160
Location: Riyadh
Category: Aircraft Mechanic
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking Aircraft Technical Advisors with knowledge of multiple Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) aircraft platforms, helicopter types, systems and engines. The Aircraft Technical Advisors will be part of the Contractor Engineering and Technical Support team in support of a U.S. Air Force Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  This is a one-year assignment with option to renew.

The Aircraft Technical Advisor will perform as an adviser and trainer on all maintenance, support, quality, airframe, logistics, production processes, and issues. The Technical Advisor serves as the focal point between the RSAF and other contractors to support the AWACS, C-130, E-3 series, F-15, Bell 212, Bell 412, Boeing 707 platforms, and all systems/subsystems on these aircraft.

The Aircraft Technical Advisor shall perform work that applies a broad theoretical and practical technical knowledge to include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Advising and assisting the RSAF in all aspects of aircraft system and subsystem operation and maintenance
  • Management of contract maintenance support employees
  • Compliance with all aviation safety and security procedures related to RSAF aircraft maintenance
  • Management of day to day operations, maintenance, and reporting within the RSAF wing
  • Creation of a wide variety of maintenance reports
  • Coordination with United States Military Training Mission (USMTM) and technical coordination group personnel
  • Ensure contractor maintenance support employees work is in compliance with work contracts
  • Correspondence with internal and external organizations as directed to support and accomplish work requirements
  • Providing advice on provisioning, training, and technical requirements on pending aircraft modification requirements
  • Use of automated logistics systems such as GOLDesp
  • Interpretation of blueprints, schematics, plans, wiring diagrams, and technical publications
  • Providing technical assistance on a wide variety of airplane or helicopter maintenance procedures, servicing, inspections, and ground support activities
  • Conducting reviews and providing suggested changes to proposals, contracts, and maintenance activity Statements of Work (SOW) submitted by various contractors, or foreign governments and make appropriate recommendations
  • Review of technical data and other pertinent maintenance publications for accuracy, applicability, content, and recommend changes
  • Preparation of HQ level staff reports and professional correspondence
  • Perform historical trend analysis to determine root cause of the most serious and prevalent issues to prevent repetition
  • Prepare maintenance, safety, and operational checklists
  • Participate in working groups on system design, readiness, technical, budget, requirements, and supportability
  • Coordinate with onsite Field Support Representatives on maintenance issues
  • Facilitate the technical interface between the RSAF and the contractor
  • Provide quality assurance and quality control management subject matter expertise
  • Provide production control subject matter expertise
  • Assist with forecasting and planning of maintenance requirements
  • Design and development of training material and conduct of training, including OJT IAW the RSAF Structured OJT Program RSAF 105 Series Manuals

Basic Qualifications

Experience in F-15 and/or C-130 required for all levels.

Experience in RSAF work environment and on RSAF systems preferred for all levels.

For Level I: BA/BS and four (4) years of experience in aircraft E&E systems OR eight (8) years of directly related experience with proper certification(s).

For Level II: BA/BS and ten (10) years of experience of experience in aircraft E&E systems OR fifteen (15) years of directly related experience with proper certification(s). Experience in RSAF work environment and on RSAF systems preferred.

For Level III: Advanced Degree (MA/MS) and twelve (12) years of experience in aircraft E&E systems; OR BA/BS degree and fifteen (15) years of experience in aircraft E&E systems; OR twenty (20) years of directly related experience with proper certification(s).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be able to demonstrate past examples of cultural adaptability and ability to establish a trusted professional relationship with an international customer.
  • Arabic language proficiency.


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Aircraft Mechanic, Field Operations, Field Services


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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